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Old 12-01-04, 04:29 AM   #1
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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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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.

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How long in miles is an Imperial Century?
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How long in miles is an Imperial Century?
An imperial century is 100 miles. A metric century is 100 kilometers.
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Old 12-02-04, 05:30 AM   #6
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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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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.

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Now if I can just get those photos uploaded.

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It would make three imperial centuries in 13 days.
Chris, you're probably the only one on BF who can accomplish such a task.
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