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    Bike Psycho Century 8/24/2008

    New to forum,my name is Dan I'm 40 and started riding this year late spring.The last time I rode was in my late 20's.I did my first century a few weeks ago(Melon Metric) in 5hrs39min av.speed 17.6,just a few rolling hills.Has anyone done Bike Psycho's century?It looks like it goes out to starved rock and I imagine it's probably a little more hilly than I'm use to riding.I live in Villa Park so not to many hills where I ride,but I do look forward to the challenge.

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    I've done that ride the last five years or so. It's a great ride. The stops are well supported. There are some rolling hills coming back from Marsailles. Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed.

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    I did this ride last year, it was great. Did 130 miles Was supposed to do the 120 mile option, but someone in our group made a wrong turn

    This year I hope to not make that same mistake... and will opt either for the 120 or 100.

    It's a great ride... but I don't remember any hills.

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    i have done it the last two years. last year the route was a bit different due to some flodding issues. the year previous i believe was more of their normal route. there are some nice little rollers, but nothing too sever. it is a very well done ride. nice route, well marked, and decent rest stops. i recommend it to anyone in the area. later.

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    OK who is in for a fast century?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JT1 View Post
    OK who is in for a fast century?
    my fast is probably your slow... but I will be there at 6:00am in line for registration

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitesox View Post
    I will be there at 6:00am in line for registration
    Me Too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KHS_Flite_1000 View Post
    Me Too!!
    cool!! Look for a blue DairylandDare jersey... I might have a transparent Assos jacket over it... that will be me!! At least I can say hi and give you a

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    It is my favorite ride! I like the route, the staff, the rest areas are awesomely supported, and the hills near Seneca are always a challenge. You will love it
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    Quote Originally Posted by colnajoe View Post
    It is my favorite ride! I like the route, the staff, the rest areas are awesomely supported, and the hills near Seneca are always a challenge. You will love it
    if i can make it i will HAVE to keep my eyes open for that sweet arse bike of yours.

    later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
    if i can make it i will HAVE to keep my eyes open for that sweet arse bike of yours.

    later.
    I am counting on you sharing the workload with me.

    It seems most of our group has turned to racing instead.

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    I might be interested in sharing the load!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KHS_Flite_1000 View Post
    I might be interested in sharing the load!
    The more the merrier.

    Assuming it is not too hilly or windy, I hope to average around 20 mph.

    Rollout around 7am.

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    It seems like a few of you are going from this forum,what time do you all plan on starting,do you mind if I tag along?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JT1 View Post
    I am counting on you sharing the workload with me.

    It seems most of our group has turned to racing instead.
    most of the group you speak of never comes to this ride anyway. just to far south for their liking. i would so be racing if i didnt have a little party going on tomorrow. later.

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    I usually start right at 6:30 when the registration opens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
    most of the group you speak of never comes to this ride anyway. just to far south for their liking. i would so be racing if i didnt have a little party going on tomorrow. later.
    So are you riding Sunday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JT1 View Post
    So are you riding Sunday?
    like the past two years i am a game time decision. i will know tomorrow night. i will post back or PM you so if i do go you can pull me around Will County. later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
    if i can make it i will HAVE to keep my eyes open for that sweet arse bike of yours.

    later.
    Hey, If your going, game time or not, PM me and we can drag eachother around down there, gotta break my BF cherry sometime
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    ^^^^ i am like 75% for sure, but its a big weekend around my house. i will want to roll out before 7:30. JT1 is a beast and i can hold my own. JT1 has dreams of 20 mph AVERAGE, but we will need a couple more hourses to pull that off over 100 mile route. i can only do so much . later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
    ^^^^ i am like 75% for sure, but its a big weekend around my house. i will want to roll out before 7:30. JT1 is a beast and i can hold my own. JT1 has dreams of 20 mph AVERAGE, but we will need a couple more hourses to pull that off over 100 mile route. i can only do so much . later.
    My mom and I will be there at a much slower pace but we may see you guys or the others at a rest stop or zooming by. Weather looks to be good.

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    [QUOTE=aham23;7326773, but we will need a couple more hourses to pull that off over 100 mile route. [/QUOTE]

    I'm in but I'm planning on doing the 124 mile route. I'm also planning on starting first thing!

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    I will be riding tomorrow, planning on the 125 mile route.

    I have a bit of a drive so I hope to arrive by 6:30 to register, and roll out around 7:00.

    I will be the big guy with a white sleeveless jersey and a black Madone.

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    JT1 is linebacker big for those looking for hime tomorrow morning .

    as for me i am a NO GO.

    have fun all.

    later.

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    I did 70 mile route ( which is actually only 65) and let me tell you - I like this ride a lot! I expected typical Illinois farmland and was pleasantly surprised by nice scenery, esp along the river. Ride is relatively flat ( at least 70 mile portion of it) and not confusing. I was a little bit worried that they did not provide cue sheets - only maps - never looked at it! ;-).
    NIce weather helped too!
    I am doing century next year there for sure!

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