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Old 06-01-08, 01:58 PM   #1
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Udder Ride Reports

OK ... This one was interesting. 100.3 miles, 4:34 saddle time, 22.0 avg. mph. 5:11 total time with breaks. This was only my second century.

And you guys wanted me to do both rides. Yea right. And my heart would have expolded between the 2nd and 3rd stops.

I'm going to take a long shower and a nap.
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Wow...
Those #'s are very good.
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OK ... This one was interesting. 100.3 miles, 4:34 saddle time, 22.0 avg. mph. 5:11 total time with breaks. This was only my second century.

And you guys wanted me to do both rides. Yea right. And my heart would have expolded between the 2nd and 3rd stops.


I rode it in 4:55 saddle time today.

And I rode the hills yesterday.

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Sub 5 hour century? Damn!
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Damn Cy ..., ..., Damn. That's wicked. I don't think I'm capable.


Oh wait a minute ... how long were your breaks?


Ahhh.... I still don't think I could have done it.
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Oh wait a minute ... how long were your breaks?
In a few cases, too long. It always took a mile or two to get the legs going again.

Then again, I told aham23 in the other thread that I was going to take it easy on this ride. So much for that once the first few fast pulls down Harmony Road were made. We all went into competitive mode or something.
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I rode it in 4:55 saddle time today.

And I rode the hills yesterday.

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Nice Work!!!!
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I completed the ride in 5:12. I thought I would really be hurting after yesterdays ride but I felt pretty good.
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Nice job CC...#'s I could only dream about.

And may I say...
CyLowe, you're really all over it this season dude!
Congrats on taking it up a notch.

Just don't forget us little and slow people now that you're up there in recursive and Speedy McAwesome territory,

My compliments sir.
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Everyone in our group finished right around 5 hours.

I personally finished with 5:02 ....

....and CC - I too did the climbing yesterday....and I don't climb. I'm a sprinter

More later when I can get everything uploaded.
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we climbed yesterday? uhm.

i was at 5:05, but hey i was the nice guy who waited for the water bottle dropper .

now, where is my wine glass??

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Wow, outstanding numbers all. I am very jealous. It was a perfect day for a ride and all I got was my lousy little commute. Oh well, only one more month of working weekends.
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The CAT 6 report...

Rolled out solo about 8:30ish. Not before ripping my presta valve from the tube. (happened same time last year). Felt very good to the first rest stop. Then the legs grew tired and heavy after the rest stop in Chemung. I'm still working on my speed. It has gone up so I'm going in the right direction.

63 miles in four hours. For those who did the 100 in five hours, would it be possible to do the same pace if you rode solo? A great day for a ride. Next up...BCLC Ramble in Wilmot WI.

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oh gosh you guys!!, I didn't look at my watch when I went in... I looked at my average, it was 18.3, holy cow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, no pun intended!!! Best century and ride I've ever had. Riding time was somewhere around 5:30 I guess... not sure... I'm guessing.

I have to say it was such a pleasure meeting everyone. You're all so very cute, awesome riders, nice, and so fun... and it was such a blast today!! You guys were great... I enjoyed all of the 15 miles that I kept up with you in the beginning ... or was it 10, or 5 perhaps?, LOL!!

SmokinMiles... you were great to ride with So much fun to catch up to you again... this time on wheels

Rowdy... thanks for pulling like 85% of the way You were great... and apparently a BT'er as well... I sent you back an inspire.

... you all were great, absolutely a pleasure meeting all of you...

and speaking for the bf Jim as he's eating something over on my couch and drinking a dark beer, he says you guys are great, and he had a blast today. He loves to ride fast, and met his match I think He says if you're up for more rides or you need some biking company, he'd be glad to come along. His email is jgetz61@att.net... he is also racebrat61 on here, but he doesn't post often.

Thanks everyone... what a great day. ... and psimet we stopped at Performance in Schaumburg and they didn't have the compact in stock. I will probably have to order one online... thanks for the tips on that compact stuff/gear, etc.

Great day guys... you all rock!
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Nice numbers guys, anything near 5 hours is good in my book.

I really had to dig deep today, much harder than I did at my 40k time trial. I took a lot of pulls, tried a 2 man breakaway ... WTF? and then had to do 2 serious, heavy duty bridges, 1 a 2-man into a 6-man group. When we finally caught them they said "Damn, we thought you guys were long gone." There is no way I would have held on if I wasn't fresh. No stinkin way. This was the hardest ride I have ever had ... by a lot!

I'm still sore and need to sleep.

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For those who did the 100 in five hours, would it be possible to do the same pace if you rode solo?
No way. Not without a perpetual tailwind and some EPO.

We were working together the whole time. Mega long pulls from racebrat61 during the first 80 miles helped out considerably, but we all did our share of taking the front.

We were all digging pretty deep. My favorite part was falling back on the long hill up the valley late in the ride and then chasing down aham and Chuck before the top. aham took the points, but only because he's a total wheel sucker.
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Nice numbers guys, anything near 5 hours is good in my book.

I really had to dig deep today, much harder than I did at my 40k time trial. I took a lot of pulls, tried a 2 man breakaway ... WTF? and then had to do 2 serious, heavy duty bridges, 1 a 2-man into a 6-man group. When we finally caught them they said "Damn, we thought you guys were long gone." There is no way I would have held on if I wasn't fresh. No stinkin way. This was the hardest ride I have ever had ... by a lot!

I'm still sore and need to sleep.
You sure they didn't yell at you for leaving a gap?

I did a few bridges as well today. It was good to feel useful. All around great weekend of riding. I put on so many miles the Garmin was smokin.
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Nice numbers guys, anything near 5 hours is good in my book.

I really had to dig deep today, much harder than I did at my 40k time trial. I took a lot of pulls, tried a 2 man breakaway ... WTF? and then had to do 2 serious, heavy duty bridges, 1 a 2-man into a 6-man group. When we finally caught them they said "Damn, we thought you guys were long gone." There is no way I would have held on if I wasn't fresh. No stinkin way. This was the hardest ride I have ever had ... by a lot!

I'm still sore and need to sleep.
It's still bugging you that you didn't ride on Saturday, isn't it??? We don't need anymore excuses We are happy for you that you had fresh legs and rode so awesomely today. We still wish you would have joined us because we think you would have loved it

Not sure how close to 5 hrs you think is good, but I managed to crank out a 5:30ish century on tired legs. (Don't have exact time...my new Cateye apparently doesn't give ride time or I'm an idiot and can't figure it out....I was a few minutes behind whitesox so I'm going by her stats) I did way better than I expected on tired legs.

Spent the day with great folks. So fun to ride with whitesox and jimmy ...both just the best. It was really nice getting to know both of you.

I am so indebted to Voldemort, Rowdy and Jimmy who pulled my tired arse through almost the entire ride. I am truly not sure I would have done the full century had I not had them helping me out. So great to hang out with you all. I know Rowdy could have put in a much faster day....he made the ride look effortless. He's like a metronome....the most consistent rider I've seen. The exact opposite of, say, Psimet speeding, sprinting along etc. THere's no controling him Voldemort, you looked way too fresh post century.

What a great day! I have grades that must be ready for tomorrow....I shudder to think what errors my students may find on their papers in this exhausted state I'm in. I am fried but it feels so good.
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No way. Not without a perpetual tailwind and some EPO.

We were working together the whole time. Mega long pulls from racebrat61 during the first 80 miles helped out considerably, but we all did our share of taking the front.

We were all digging pretty deep. My favorite part was falling back on the long hill up the valley late in the ride and then chasing down aham and Chuck before the top. aham took the points, but only because he's a total wheel sucker.
+1 on your assessment of the paceline. No way I could have ridden what I did today on my own.
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You sure they didn't yell at you for leaving a gap?

I did a few bridges as well today. It was good to feel useful. All around great weekend of riding. I put on so many miles the Garmin was smokin.
I will remember that you like to feel useful and when I get tired I'll just holler
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No way. Not without a perpetual tailwind and some EPO.

We were working together the whole time. Mega long pulls from racebrat61 during the first 80 miles helped out considerably, but we all did our share of taking the front.

We were all digging pretty deep. My favorite part was falling back on the long hill up the valley late in the ride and then chasing down aham and Chuck before the top. aham took the points, but only because he's a total wheel sucker.
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5:17 for me. it felt like the longest day ever though, especially after saturday.

some random notes/observations:

-most women look hawt on bikes, especially the seven dwarfs

-maybe i should try some protein powder. i need to read up on re-energizing myself properly at rest stops

-while barely able to pedal the last few miles or so, seeing the triathletes running was sort of depressing

-the udder century has to have been the best and well-run organized ride i've ever done (sorry cylowe)

-yay for compact cranks. i have no clue why i didn't try this earlier.
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-the udder century has to have been the best and well-run organized ride i've ever done (sorry cylowe)
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With the 12/27 in the back, I was in the 50 up front the whole ride.

I probably would have dropped a chain, anyway, so it's just as well.

It's amazing what Saturday did to my perception of the route on Sunday. Hills? There were hills on Sunday? Where?
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Smokin ... Let me correct my timeline. Anything in the neighborhood of 5:30 after killing yourself the day before is still awesome in my book.
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With the 12/27 in the back, I was in the 50 up front the whole ride.

I probably would have dropped a chain, anyway, so it's just as well.

It's amazing what Saturday did to my perception of the route on Sunday. Hills? There were hills on Sunday? Where?
exactly. if we all lived near madison, i'm sure all of our cycling legs would be much different.
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