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    First "Century" - And on a hybrid too!

    So today I did my first century, the 185km route of the Tour de l'Alberta, which was a lie, because it was really actually 192km (119miles) in total. The longest I have ridden before this was 95km, so this was quite a challenge. But on my Trek Valencia, complete with disc brakes, flat bars with regular barrends, four water bottles, and rack and fenders, I managed to finish in just under 8 hours of ride time. Never have I been so sore, nor have I felt this much sense of accomplishment. I will be back for another century when I can someday. I now know why cyclists love them.
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    Congratulations! That's a great accomplishment!
    Gettin' my Fred on.

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    Excellent !

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    And it was friggen hot here today...

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    Congratulations, I did 130 miles in my FX-2 at the end of June. It was 90 degrees fahrenheit that day & total sun. I too will do it again but it did kick my ass
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    Congratulations.
    A lot of roadies say you can't, or shouldn't, do long rides on a hybrid, but a lot of us have no problem with it.
    I did my first century last September (the NY Century) on my Trek 750. I'm planning to ride it again this year, but if I don't feel like doing the full 100, I won't.

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    That calculates to about 15 miles per hour for such a long distance! Nice one!

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    Congratulations on the Long Ride.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    Thanks all. The roughest strecth was the 45 kilometres before the last 10km smooth flat stretch, all uphill, against the wind, and hardly any shoulder. Luckily I ran into a girl struggling as much as me to finish, she was tempted to quit and so was I, but we rode together and pushed eachother on to the finish line.

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    Congratulations, that's a big ride.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    I love that last remark about down hill/up hill!!

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    really nice. your average speed is also very good for such a long ride. also my longest ride is ever 95 km

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tome View Post
    I love that last remark about down hill/up hill!!
    That's a quote from the young lady attending the next to the last rest stop on the inaugural Queen City Century. I thought it was so good I stole it.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    That's awesome, I would like to some day be able to do that....
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