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    Did my first metric century in over a year!

    Used to ride longer distances quite regularly, metric centuries and even the odd double metric century nearly every weekend, as well as 30-40km round trip to work and back. But the last year or so I have changed jobs and suffered from a severe lack of motivation and haven't been doing much riding except to work which is only about a 5-6km round trip. Anyway, I received an email about a 115km ride that my local cycling club was organising and decided to go along and try and complete it. I had ridden the route before so knew roughly what I was in for. I was still strong on the flat and downhill but couldn't climb as well as I used to, especially later into the journey. Anyway I completed it without any dramas, though I was pretty stuffed by the end of it! I surprised myself. Even rode my bike to work on Monday!
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    One small step for Falchoon, one giant leap for bicycling!! Well done, mate. Now summer is dawning in the home country, do you have any other plans?

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    Senior Member Falchoon's Avatar
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    I went for a shorter but faster paced ride today, about 50km I think but nearly didn'y make it home. About 1km from home on the way back I overshot a slow downhill corner and went from the ashphalt path onto the grass and tried to slow myself down using front brakes and the front wheel dug in and down I went. Helmet literally saved my life as my head slammed the ground. Helmet cracked but my head didn't feel a thing, not even a headache. My leg copped a nast graze though, and a minor one on my shoulder as well. Bike was still rideable but rear deraileur might be bent as the gears were jumping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falchoon
    Used to ride longer distances quite regularly, metric centuries and even the odd double metric century nearly every weekend, as well as 30-40km round trip to work and back. But the last year or so I have changed jobs and suffered from a severe lack of motivation and haven't been doing much riding except to work which is only about a 5-6km round trip. Anyway, I received an email about a 115km ride that my local cycling club was organising and decided to go along and try and complete it. I had ridden the route before so knew roughly what I was in for. I was still strong on the flat and downhill but couldn't climb as well as I used to, especially later into the journey. Anyway I completed it without any dramas, though I was pretty stuffed by the end of it! I surprised myself. Even rode my bike to work on Monday!
    Felt good, didn't it?
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