Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling Do you enjoy centuries, double centuries, brevets, randonnees, and 24-hour time trials? Share ride reports, and exchange training, equipment, and nutrition information specific to long distance cycling. This isn't for tours, this is for endurance events cycling

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-29-06, 10:27 PM   #1
Machka 
Long Distance Cyclist
Thread Starter
 
Machka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: I ride where the thylacine roamed!
Bikes: Lots
Posts: 46,229
Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 335 Post(s)
Your Long Distance Events This Summer

I know ... we're most of the way through the season already but I'll still ask .... what long distance events do you have planned this summer? Or what have you already done? Do you, or did you, have any century rides? Double centuries? Brevets? Randonnees? 12 or 24 hour events (road or mtn)? The Furnace Creek 508? The RAAM? The Fireweed 400? A Pactour event?


So far this year I have:

-- completed a Super Randonneur series (200K, 300K, 400K, and 600K)
-- completed 4 other centuries


And I'm aiming to do:

-- the BMB
-- the UMCA 24-hour TT


And you???
Machka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 11:01 PM   #2
roadfix
hello
 
roadfix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes:
Posts: 18,587
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
I've only done one so far this year. Last Saturday, 6/24, I rode the 202 mile Grand Tour here in SoCal, but first time this distance on a fixed gear.
roadfix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-06, 11:32 PM   #3
Machka 
Long Distance Cyclist
Thread Starter
 
Machka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: I ride where the thylacine roamed!
Bikes: Lots
Posts: 46,229
Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 335 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Fixer
I've only done one so far this year. Last Saturday, 6/24, I rode the 202 mile Grand Tour here in SoCal, but first time this distance on a fixed gear.
One day I would like to try a fixed gear. I know a lot of Randonneurs who have them and tell me that they are great for developing a good pedal stroke. I know several who do the long distance events with them ... and that always amazes me!! I'm there huffing and puffing up the hills, using every single one of my gears, and there they are cranking away past me and disappearing in the distance!!
Machka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-06, 06:06 AM   #4
spokenword
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes: ANT Club Racer, 2004 Trek 520
Posts: 1,117
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Machka
I know ... we're most of the way through the season already but I'll still ask .... what long distance events do you have planned this summer?
My new year's resolution for 2006 was to try a full brevet series, just to see what it was like and see how far I could get. So far, I've completed my 200K, 300K and 400K, and will be doing my 600 in July 8.

Unfortunately, I have to go to New York for work on the week prior to and week of B-M-B, and won't be able to make the event.

I'm trying to psyche myself up for doing the series again next year and aim at riding and completing Paris-Brest-Paris, but I have to admit that I'm a little trepidatious of the training investment for a full season of brevets. I'm looking at randonneuring as a year-on, year-off sort of habit; as I'm afraid that I'd burn out of it if I sink too many hours into it month-after-month or year-after-year. (this might warrant another topic)
spokenword is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-06, 06:20 AM   #5
bmike
Bye Bye
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Gone gone gone
Bikes:
Posts: 3,677
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Finishing up a SR series. The 600k is next weekend (July 8)
Maybe BMB. GF is pushing me - telling me I can do it.

If I do not do BMB I may do a late fall "mike series" - I need to deliver a vehicle to Cleveland, Ohio. I'll be riding back to Burlington, Vermont, Brevet style - 618 miles according to Google - but I'll probably top 650 by the time I figure out the backroads. Going to try and cover 150 miles a day, so I can get back in under a long weekend. I'll be lightly loaded - probably just bike gear and 1 change of clothes. Going to mooch off a few friends along the way, and hotel it. Not sure if I'll do a full 24 hr cycle. Maybe to start, as a kick off.
__________________
So long. Been nice knowing you BF.... to all the friends I've made here and in real life... its been great. But this place needs an enema.
bmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-06, 06:21 AM   #6
bmike
Bye Bye
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Gone gone gone
Bikes:
Posts: 3,677
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by spokenword
My new year's resolution for 2006 was to try a full brevet series, just to see what it was like and see how far I could get. So far, I've completed my 200K, 300K and 400K, and will be doing my 600 in July 8.

I'll see you there...
__________________
So long. Been nice knowing you BF.... to all the friends I've made here and in real life... its been great. But this place needs an enema.
bmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-06, 07:36 AM   #7
The Octopus 
Senior Member
 
The Octopus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: FL
Bikes: Dolan Forza; IRO Jamie Roy; Giant TCR Comp 1; Specialized Tri-Cross Sport; '91 Cannondale tandem; Fuji Tahoe MTB
Posts: 1,096
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So far this year:
-- Sebring 24-Hour
-- Calvin's Challenge (12-hour)
-- 200K, 300K, and 400K brevets
-- TOSRV (Bexley-Portsmouth-Bexley) as a 1-day, 220-mile event
-- a host of centuries including several informal 200Ks and a pre-ride of the 400K

On tap for the remainder of the year:
-- 600K (19 hours from now!)
-- RAIN (Ride Across Indiana), 7/15/06, possibly riding it backwards the day before
-- Ohio Randonneurs 1000K
-- another 200K and 300K with the Ohio Randonneurs in October
-- The Texas Time Trials RAAM-qualifier (500 miles; 48-hr. cut-off)
-- a host of local centuries, both organized and just noodling around with friends
-- my B-M-B plans are hanging by a thread
-- other possibilites: the new Metamora 200 in Peroria, IL; UMCA 24-hr. on Labor Day Weekend; could do
Quadzilla at the last minute if a few cards fall in the right order....

Hey! The year is just getting started!
The Octopus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-06, 07:39 AM   #8
spokenword
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes: ANT Club Racer, 2004 Trek 520
Posts: 1,117
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmike
I'll see you there...
word. I'll even see you at the finish.

... assuming, of course, you're willing to hang out for an hour waiting for me to catch up at the finish
spokenword is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-06, 07:42 AM   #9
buelito
train safe
 
buelito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Reston, VA
Bikes:
Posts: 801
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The Nightmare TOur-- perimeter of Lancaster COunty, PA-- in August 178 miles. Great ride, highly recommended to all.

I like this new forum--

train safe
buelito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-06, 07:44 AM   #10
bmike
Bye Bye
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Gone gone gone
Bikes:
Posts: 3,677
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by spokenword
word. I'll even see you at the finish.

... assuming, of course, you're willing to hang out for an hour waiting for me to catch up at the finish

We'll see. First one of us in buys the Ben and Jerrie's.
__________________
So long. Been nice knowing you BF.... to all the friends I've made here and in real life... its been great. But this place needs an enema.
bmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-06, 08:17 AM   #11
Neist
Senior Member
 
Neist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 219
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm just getting into wanting to do some Radonneuring, but I'm aiming to at least finish a couple centuries before the year is up. I doubt that is a too huge of a goal to settle for
Neist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-06, 08:37 AM   #12
ronsmithjunior
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 372
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So far this year I have:

- two centuries
- two 200k rides (one brevet and one shortened double century)
- four double centuries

I may, just may, have a chance to do my first triple century in the next few weeks. In September and October I have three more double centuries, and perhaps some sort of team action at the 508.

Unfortunately this year I was not able to do another 400k or attempt a 600k.

Ron
ronsmithjunior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-06, 11:03 AM   #13
supcom
You need a new bike
 
supcom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 5,433
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This year, so far:

- Multiple 200K brevets and permanents
- Two 300K brevets
- One 400K brevet
- 20 centuries (including the brevets and permanents)
- Just finished Ride the Rockies week long tour (Got two centuries out of that by riding "bonus miles")

Plans for the rest of the year:

One more 300K brevet (the last one in our local series)
More centuries (prefer to do about two per month)
No really long rides like BMB (maybe next year)
supcom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-06, 11:39 AM   #14
jimmuter
Urban Biker
 
jimmuter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Durham, NC
Bikes: Trek 720 hybrid; 2007 Specialized Tricross Comp
Posts: 731
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
OK, this will really be in the fall, but I'm getting ready for it now. I'll be doing Cycle NC this year which is a week-long ride from the mountains to the coast of NC.
jimmuter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-06, 01:25 PM   #15
spokenword
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes: ANT Club Racer, 2004 Trek 520
Posts: 1,117
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmike
If I do not do BMB I may do a late fall "mike series" - I need to deliver a vehicle to Cleveland, Ohio. I'll be riding back to Burlington, Vermont, Brevet style - 618 miles according to Google - but I'll probably top 650 by the time I figure out the backroads. Going to try and cover 150 miles a day, so I can get back in under a long weekend. I'll be lightly loaded - probably just bike gear and 1 change of clothes. Going to mooch off a few friends along the way, and hotel it. Not sure if I'll do a full 24 hr cycle. Maybe to start, as a kick off.
I did something like this last August, a Massachusetts "495 Tour" basically riding the outer orbit of Boston suburbs down to the Connecticut border, up to the New Hampshire border, east to the sea then back to Boston. Couch surfed with friends, had a few of them ride with me on various legs of the ride (one did the whole trip with me), did my first 200km one-day ride, and had a general blast of a time.

though, admittedly, my route was a lot less ambitious. roughly 300 miles when all was said and done, longest was the 120 from Sutton to Rockport via Groton. slept in for about six hours between each leg; which is definitely luxurious by randoneering standards.
spokenword is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-06, 05:28 PM   #16
boscatman
Senior Member
 
boscatman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Bikes: 2000 Trek 4500, 2003 Motobecane Sprintour
Posts: 82
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I completed the BP Ms150 from Houston to Austin in April. It has a 109 mile first leg and over 60 the second.
I am riding in the Valero MS150 from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in October. It also has a century on the first leg.
boscatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-06, 08:03 PM   #17
LWaB
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Auld Blighty
Bikes: Early Cannondale tandem, '99 S&S Frezoni Audax, '65 Moulton Stowaway, '52 Claud Butler, TSR30, Brompton
Posts: 2,240
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The Audax year runs 1st November to 31st October thus so far:

1000 km brevet last November and another a couple of weeks ago
300 and 400 on fixed in the past couple of months
3 x 200 and 2 x 300 on gears (including a Fleche)
Some centuries (variously tandem, fixed and gears), including one starting at midnight...

Planned this year:
a 600 and a 200 on fixed
some more centuries, 200s and a 300 on gears
perhaps Perth-Albany- Perth 1200 in October (doubtful though)
LWaB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-06, 09:00 PM   #18
thebulls
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Bikes: SOMA Grand Randonneur, Gunnar Sport converted to 650B, Rivendell Rambouillet, '82 Trek 728, '84 Trek 610, '85 Trek 500, C'Dale F600, Burley Duet, Lotus Legend
Posts: 990
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Finished this year's SR series. Signed up for BMB. So I'll need a bunch of "short" (i.e. century-length) rides to stay in shape for BMB, maybe a double between now and then.
thebulls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-06, 06:23 AM   #19
Tmax1
... .
 
Tmax1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: ...out there.
Bikes: IF, Litespeed, Bianchi, Fisher, Dahon, Schwinn, Burley
Posts: 452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks Mod for this new forum I just discovered today. There's 4 more centuries on my calender for the summer.

As an aside...

I had the pleasure of working as an official during the RAAM qualifier Heart of the South 500 and meeting the RAAM participants and hopeful participants. Tinker Juarez (3rd place, Enduro category at RAAM) was a trip. What a machine. All those folks.

Not the summer but almost summer and still hot and humid is our 33rd Annual Century and 7th Annual Double Century here in Birmingham, September 9th. It's a nice ride.

I'd like to suggest a sticky for upcoming events as in some other forums. Do you folks think that might be warranted given the seeming interest in long distance cycling?

~jerry
Tmax1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-06, 08:41 PM   #20
Jarery
Senior Member
 
Jarery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Coquitlam
Bikes:
Posts: 2,538
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Did the Canada Day Populair in Vancouver (only 139 km). Next up is the halfmoon 200 on the sunshine coast. Then I'll see if I want to try for a 300....
Jarery is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-06, 09:35 PM   #21
Chris L
Every lane is a bike lane
 
Chris L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - passionfruit capital of the universe!
Bikes:
Posts: 9,626
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Most of the long distance events are run in what passes for "winter" here -- and for a very good reason.

My first 600k ride is 11 days away. I put together back to back centuries last weekend in an attempt to get myself at least half-ready for it.
__________________
"I am never going to flirt with idleness again" - Roy Keane
"We invite everyone to question the entire culture we take for granted." - Manic Street Preachers.
My blog.
My bike tours. Japan tour page under construction.
Chris L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-06, 08:28 AM   #22
NomadVW 
部門ニ/自転車オタク
 
NomadVW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Yuma, AZ
Bikes: 2005 Specialized Roubaix Elite, 2005 Specialized FSR XC Comp, 2008 Blue T16, 2009 Blue RC8, Fetish Cycles Road Bike
Posts: 3,172
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
200k end of July, solo double century in September, Tour of Okinawa 200k in November
__________________
Envision, Energize, Enable
NomadVW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-06, 09:05 AM   #23
claire
Senior Member
 
claire's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Paris, France
Bikes: Mikado De Champlain, Decathlon Cobra 600, Orbea Enol
Posts: 401
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
- A bunch of 200 km events (Brevets and randonnées)
- A 300 km brevet
- A 400 km brevet
- Bordeaux-Paris (630 km but over 3 days)
- Paris-Calais-Paris flèche (650 km over 3 days)
- Paris-Cherbourg-Paris flèche (800someting km over 4 days)
France is really good for all these big organized rides and permanent randonnées.
Now it's the summer, so no more long distance, but I have 6 weeks of touring starting next monday!!!
claire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-06, 03:48 PM   #24
Extort
Dagger Boy
 
Extort's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southern California
Bikes: 1999 GT 5.0i mountain, 2004 Basso Reef road
Posts: 3,247
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Several centuries already, but still planning on at least two more.
Three doubles already completed this year (Solvang Spring, Eastern Sierra, Grand Tour)
Two doubles left for the year (Tour of Two Forests, Solvang Fall)
__________________
Women think they're so clever because they can fake an orgasm for the sake of a relationship, but men can fake a whole relationship for the sake of an orgasm.
Extort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-06, 09:00 PM   #25
SimiCyclist
Seńor Member
 
SimiCyclist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Simi Valley, CA, USA, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way
Bikes: 1996 GT Force, 1999 Cannondale R1000, 2006 Cannondale Synapse
Posts: 267
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So far...

2 Centuries

Upcoming...

Double Metric (Death Ride) 7/8
Cool Breeze Double Metric 8/19
Angeles Crest Century 9/30
SimiCyclist is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:21 AM.