Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Senior Member pegleg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Portland, ME
    Posts
    94
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    My first double century

    Rode my first double today. At arouund mile 84 my route was blocked by parade. Re-routing wasn't really an option for me. The State Trooper at the road block told me it should be about 15 minutes, so I rode back down the way I had come a couple of miles, hoping not to spend too much time off the bike. Still ended up waiting 20 minutes plus for the route to clear.

    Total time out was 14:27:31 and I was on the bike moving 13:11:54 over a 209.35 mile ride. Ended up taking more break time than I wanted (and probably not as much as I needed, my second half pace took nearly a full mph off my average), but I'm happy overall with the ride.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Daveyboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Everett area
    My Bikes
    Roubaix S-Works SL2, Redline Conquest
    Posts
    385
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice ride Pegleg, a double century is quite an accomplishment. I'm from the Pacific NW, but have spent some time in Kennebunk. Wife's uncle had a house on the water there that we visited once. I wasn't riding back then, although I wish I had been because it seemed like a great place to ride. The thing I remember the most was the "Shipyard Ale", very tasty indeed.

  3. #3
    You need a new bike supcom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    5,434
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congrats, pegleg. Great job! With less than 10% stopped time, no less.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Chaco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Encinitas CA
    My Bikes
    Scott CR1 Team
    Posts
    829
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I can't even imagine that. Congratulations!

  5. #5
    Senior Member pegleg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Portland, ME
    Posts
    94
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This is why I love my LBS...

    Working up to this ride the last few weeks, I would always finish my long Saturday rides at the shop, so I could brag about my ever increasing distance. We knew I wouldn't get in this week before they closed, so I promised I would come in on Sunday and share my trip stories. When I arrived I was greeted with hardy congratulations...and a cake. That on top of the owner hooking me up with $25-$30 worth of supplies the night before I left.

    My LBS freakin' rules.

  6. #6
    This is Shangri La MTBMaven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Pasadena, CA
    Posts
    711
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by pegleg View Post
    This is why I love my LBS...
    Sorry just now reading this...That is awesome. You are lucky to have suck a great shop.
    I thought of that while riding my bicycle. ~ Albert Einstein on the theory of relativity

  7. #7
    Senior Member craigdurkee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    melbourne
    My Bikes
    gaint crx 2 2007
    Posts
    522
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Great effort and congrats on the ride, awesome achievment, is the 600km next for you
    500postcards.net - GET INVOLVED
    follow me on twitter
    Surly LHT 09 "truckerchino"
    Focus Cayo Campy

  8. #8
    34x25 FTW! oboeguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    Kona Jake, Scott CR1, Dahon SpeedPro
    Posts
    6,008
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Awesome! Darned good time, too, for that distance.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Order
    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy
    I do not want to be associated with the kind of riders that come through my neck of the woods on weekends, dressed in superhero costumes
    Do they wear capes?
    ---

    http://www.cycopaths.net/

  9. #9
    www.ocrebels.com Rick@OCRR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Whittier, CA
    My Bikes
    GT Edge Titanium, Mercian Vincitore, Masi Gran Criterium, GT Zaskar, Hercules 3-Speed, KHS Flight Team
    Posts
    5,287
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congratulations! That's an excellent time for that distance. Great that you have such a supportive bike shop too. My bike shop guys just ask: "What crazy ride are you doing this weekend?"

    We get several thousand feet of climbing on our doubles out here in CA. How much climbing on yours?

    Rick / OCRR

  10. #10
    hell's angels h/q e3st ny brunop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    boston area/morningside heights manhattan
    My Bikes
    surly steamroller, independent fabrication titanium club racer, iro jamie roy--44/16, independent fabrication steel crown jewel--47/17, surly karate. monkey (rohloff speed hub), unicycle
    Posts
    1,582
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    way to go man!!!
    ". . .a striped jersey under his jacket; bared calves (outside the bicycle track); cap pushed back; feet in a false position on the pedals; a barking horn, a disorderly appearance, an always-dry tongue, and a definite fondness for wine merchants. . ."

  11. #11
    Dagger Boy Extort's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Southern California
    My Bikes
    1999 GT 5.0i mountain, 2004 Basso Reef road
    Posts
    3,247
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That is AWESOME!

    I am glad that you were able to finish that challenging goal in such a short amount of time.

    Also, shaving only 1 MPH off your average for the second century is pretty dang good... sometimes it can be MUCH more!
    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.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •