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Old 10-19-11, 10:40 AM   #26
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Yesterday evening I did a quick 15 miles, which, obviously, would be considered a sissynancy. But since i had my older daughter in a seat on the back of a 30lb Hardrock it would be a hard big sister nancy. It's pretty simple if you think about it.
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Old 10-21-11, 09:58 AM   #27
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Has "decade" or "deca" ever been used for 10-mile (or 10-kilometer) rides?
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Having done a bunch of 200k rides, I've never heard them called a "double metric". They're just "two hundred kay" rides.

Double centuries seem to be regional, mainly a west coast thing. So around here, we'll do 300k rides ("a three hundred kay"), but don't think to call it a double century even if it does edge over 200 miles. (300k is actually like 189 miles or something, I forget.) And I rode the Tejas 500 a while back, but never heard it called a Quintuple Century, either, nor was the Rando Stampede a Septuple Century.
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Old 10-21-11, 05:32 PM   #29
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Having done a bunch of 200k rides, I've never heard them called a "double metric". They're just "two hundred kay" rides.
It's probably a regional thing ... having also done a bunch of 200K rides, I've heard them called both 200Ks and double metrics.

And you can turn a 300K into a double century by riding an extra 23 km ... which I've done on a number of occasions. The randonneuring 300K in Manitoba (which I rode 4 times) happened to be 323 km, so getting my double centuries there was easy. And I organised randonneuring routes in central Alberta for a few years. So I created a 323 km 300K the first year, and rode it. The next year, however, I dropped it to about 305 km because that made for a nicer route. But it meant that if a person wanted a double century, the person had to ride around the block a few times to get it.

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Old 10-21-11, 05:40 PM   #30
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Has "decade" or "deca" ever been used for 10-mile (or 10-kilometer) rides?
Not to my knowledge. Really short rides like that are usually referred to in sentences as:

"I did a quick ride up the road and back after work"
"I only managed to get 10 km in tonight before the rain started"
"I have a 10 km commute"
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Yesterday evening I did a quick 15 miles, which, obviously, would be considered a sissynancy. But since i had my older daughter in a seat on the back of a 30lb Hardrock it would be a hard big sister nancy. It's pretty simple if you think about it.
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Old 10-21-11, 07:58 PM   #32
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Has "decade" or "deca" ever been used for 10-mile (or 10-kilometer) rides?
Again no, a ten mile ride is a nancy.
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Old 10-22-11, 06:34 AM   #33
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Has "decade" or "deca" ever been used for 10-mile (or 10-kilometer) rides?
Not to my knowledge. We usually call it a warmup.
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Old 10-22-11, 07:50 AM   #34
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Again no, a ten mile ride is a nancy.
correct, it's a waste of time................
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Old 10-22-11, 07:55 AM   #35
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Sometimes it's just relative. 50km in cold rain is a longer ride that 100km on a perfect day in late spring. 30km into a strong head wind is called a death march. When you turn around and have a strong tail wind for 30km it's called awesome.

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This makes the most sense a great way to benchmark.
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Nah. It can be a waste of time but not always. I have a 10 mile climb that is steep as all heck and would make you rethink that idea.
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10 miles (16 km) isn't a waste of time. It's a decent length for a commute, and it's a good ride for those evenings where you've got other engagements but want to squeeze in a quick ride. It can also be a good test ride when you're trying out new equipment. Bring tools and ride a bit, then adjust, and ride a bit, then adjust.

Also, when I was racing in Manitoba, they ran a Tuesday night Time Trial that was 11 km, because the loop we rode was 11 km long. (The weekend TTs were usually 22 km or 44 km)
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I dispute the idea that a ten mile ride is a waste of time.

No ride is a waste of time unless it's in a car.
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Nah. It can be a waste of time but not always. I have a 10 mile climb that is steep as all heck and would make you rethink that idea.
I realize that after reading ahsposo's post. Your point is well taken. In my area a 10 is a waste of time.
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I realize that after reading ahsposo's post. Your point is well taken. In my area a 10 is a waste of time.
If you ride it at max effort that 10 miles will kick your booty.
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If you ride it at max effort that 10 miles will kick your booty.
My trainer dvd's are 30 minutes of intense spinning and such and are equivalent to 10 miles + or- 1 or 2. This is possibly a case of where I opened mouth and inserted foot before thinking through.
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Drug lingo works - nickel and dime. Sissy and Nancy are also excellent. So a thirty could be two dimes and two nickels, or three dimes, really depending.

"So I was rolling along a nickel, and didn't have time to drop a dime." Perfect sense.

Edit: could also say "Went out to nail a Sissy or Two, ended up feeling so good I nailed a Sissy and banged out a Nancy. Boy, will I be sore tomorrow."
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Drug lingo works - nickel and dime. Sissy and Nancy are also excellent. So a thirty could be two dimes and two nickels, or three dimes, really depending.

"So I was rolling along a nickel, and didn't have time to drop a dime." Perfect sense.

Edit: could also say "Went out to nail a Sissy or Two, ended up feeling so good I nailed a Sissy and banged out a Nancy. Boy, will I be sore tomorrow."
I think you nailed it.
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