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speedevil 08-13-13 05:35 AM

Bike Psychos Century August 18th
 
Is anyone from the forums planning to do this century? The club website is here.

I'm going to ride the full century. If anyone from here would like to meet up and ride together, PM me and we'll exchange phone #s .

Hopefully the weather will cooperate - the forecast as of now is sun and 82 degrees.

speedevil 08-17-13 06:47 PM

Really? No one? Well, the weather looks perfect so I'm still going. I'll be on a BBQ black Cannondale, wearing a neon yellow jersey and black shorts. Say hi when you pass me. :)

Barrettscv 08-17-13 07:26 PM

I'll be out there. I'll be wearing a Dairyland dare jersey and I have a black logo-free carbon bike with HED wheels.

speedevil 08-18-13 09:34 PM

Completed the full century today. The riding weather was close to perfect. The sag stops were great - plenty of food and drink even at the end of the day. Thanks to everyone that helped to make this event work.

The route was really nice and there were a couple of butt-kicker climbs tossed in for good measure. I'll definitely keep this weekend open for next year.

kmcrawford111 08-20-13 08:17 AM

Barretscv and I went together. We did the extra ~20 mile loop for the 120 mile route. That section was the hilliest. I agree, the SAGs were awesome. We planned to do 100 miles but I was motivated to be able to say I've done a double metric century, so we did the large extra loop and when I got to the finish, I was at about 119 miles (there may may been another smaller extra loop we skipped), so I doubled back for a bit and then finally did some laps around the high school until I had 125 miles.

I was impressed with how well I did. I hadn't done more than 25 miles at a time for about a year, and it has been 5-6 years since my last century. I have been doing regular 32 mile RT commutes typically about every other day, though. Also I did the last century with a Swobo City bike, and had pain and tingling in my wrists and forearms for 4 days afterwards until I decided to have a cortizone shot after it wasn't getting better.

This time I had a Specialized Roubaix. I did have some discomfort in my forearms and wrists starting at around 30 miles that eventually turned to pain. At 85 miles I took some Advil. I was afraid I was going to have the same problem as last time but the wrist and forearm pain is minor, and no tingling this time. My legs have what I would call a medium level of soreness - not too bad. I do still feel like my saddle has been implanted in my butt though.

I had to go back to work yesterday and decided I probably wasn't even up for riding the ebike (which I commute on about half the time), so I drove. Today I drove most of the way and ended with a slow, easy 1.7 mile ride on the Rounaix partially to see how I felt on the bike. I was considering cycling all the way home but I think I'm just going to do the same on the way back.

Fortunately I have wed-thu off, and hopefully by friday I'll be back to at least 85%. I'm going to start doing more core exercises and possibly try aero bars as well. I like this ride - there are some hills, but it seemed relatively flat overall to me. You defintely have to be careful on this ride - although car traffic is light, it's also fast, and plenty of it doesn't have shoulders. I also came by a few motorcyclists who seemed to be intentionally acting like jerks - one of them got right behind me even though I was all the way to the right and he had all the room in the world.


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