Rode my first solo century today! Thought the route I had planned was only going to be 70 miles, ended up being a full 100.
Went from home through town to state highway 12. Took highway 12 up to Hawarden, Iowa and back. Pretty flat with some minor rolling hills, not to mention a 15 to 20 mph head wind on the way back, about 45 miles worth.
Heres the stats on todays ride:
Distance: 100.7 miles.
Time: 6:38:39, (Pretty respectable time huh?) I think a century less then 7 hrs is good.
avg speed: 15.1 mph
Max Speed: 34.7 mph
Felt great, stopped along the way to eat at pass through town and in Hawarden, the half way point. Gatorade and rice krispie bars are pretty good fuel, BTW.
Feel great now, not a bit stressed out or fatigued, though my legs are tired.
I also did something else unexpected this holiday weekend too. Did a 70 mile ride Saturday. Should have been closer to 90 but ran out of daylight and called wife to come pick me up. But on Saturday I passed 500 miles on my computer, then today because of my first century of the year I passed 600 miles. I'm now at 638 miles for the year.
The 2 rides I did this weekend are my longest rides to date so far.