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    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
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    I know I've posted about this before, but it's happening again. I just got back from a tour -- last week I rode two imperial centuries in the space of four days -- both hauling a full touring load (and did two decent passes on the days in between). Now a friend of mine says he wants to go and ride one this weekend, and you know what? I'm trying to find a way to fit it in! It would make three imperial centuries in 13 days.
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    Get outdoors! :) Becca's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris L
    I know I've posted about this before, but it's happening again. I just got back from a tour -- last week I rode two imperial centuries in the space of four days -- both hauling a full touring load (and did two decent passes on the days in between). Now a friend of mine says he wants to go and ride one this weekend, and you know what? I'm trying to find a way to fit it in! It would make three imperial centuries in 13 days.
    You say that like it's a bad thing... As long as it isn't interferring with your life, go for it!
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    Hi ChrisL- welcome back we were wondering where you had gone-you had us worried - I thought the grim- SUV had been to visit. should have guessed you were on your bike somewhere between Wollongong and Mulimbimby (or similar exotic sounding places)-

    you must be the longest distance cyclist on the board- or have you heard from someone who cycles further?-

    maybe you should get a mini-laptop with a satellite phone so you can keep us updated on your progress.

    Anyway glad you are Ok- thanks for tip about the spring tension on my SPD pedals by the way (long time ago now)- you were right I just tightened the pedal up a bit and can clip in no problem now.

    Keep on cycling!!!!

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    How long in miles is an Imperial Century?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bop Bop
    How long in miles is an Imperial Century?
    An imperial century is 100 miles. A metric century is 100 kilometers.

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    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Becca
    You say that like it's a bad thing... As long as it isn't interferring with your life, go for it!
    There are some who would say that it already has.
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    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by royalflash
    Hi ChrisL- welcome back we were wondering where you had gone-you had us worried - I thought the grim- SUV had been to visit. should have guessed you were on your bike somewhere between Wollongong and Mulimbimby (or similar exotic sounding places)-
    A little further south, actually.

    http://victoria2004.crazyguyonabike.com

    Now if I can just get those photos uploaded.

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris L
    It would make three imperial centuries in 13 days.
    Chris, you're probably the only one on BF who can accomplish such a task.
    Go for it!
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