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Old 06-19-09, 08:29 AM   #1
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Does this qualify as a century?

25 miles- pre-commute ride
21 miles- commute to work
work 8 hours at a desk job
21 miles- commute home from work
light dinner
33 miles evening ride

what do you think?
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Old 06-19-09, 08:37 AM   #2
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It's a 100 mile day, but with that 8 hour break in the middle it's not considered a "straight through" ride.
Good on ya for riding 50+ miles after spending 8 hours at work, though. I finish up at work (also a desk jockey for 80% of my day) and if I'm feeling good I'll lengthen my ride home to about 20 miles.
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Century or not, congratulations for doing 100 miles AND working 8 hours.

So what did you do for lunch ?
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I think so. You rode 100 miles within 24 hours. It might not be straight through but what the heck. I'm not aware that there is a requirement to keep riding without any stops.

What if you start on a 100 mile ride but your bike develops a problem? If it takes the LBS you stop at 8 hours to fix it then you finish the 100 miles does that mean you didn't ride 100 miles? Seems to me you just overcame an adverse condition to finish. What's more adverse then having to work?

I say good on ya. I'm impressed.
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Unless you slept all day, the riding and working equal a Century +.
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Century or not, congratulations for doing 100 miles AND working 8 hours.

So what did you do for lunch ?
a grapefruit, a lean pocket and a 1 gallon bag of egg noodle pasta with chicken
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It's not like recreational cycling is governed by ISO or something. You are the only one you have to please. If you think it's a century, it's a century.

Whatever you want to call it, it sounds like a good day of riding.
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It's not like recreational cycling is governed by ISO or something. You are the only one you have to please. If you think it's a century, it's a century.

Whatever you want to call it, it sounds like a good day of riding.
i like your response!
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what do you think?
I think it's a heck of a good day.

I once considered taking a job that was 40 miles away from my house one-way, with the idea of bike commuting. Would've been very tempting to add-on the 20 miles and call it a century.
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I think it's a heck of a good day.

I once considered taking a job that was 40 miles away from my house one-way, with the idea of bike commuting. Would've been very tempting to add-on the 20 miles and call it a century.
i've actually thought about not advancing my career in the event it would bring me closer to home and cut down on my cycling mileage-
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I think it is a century, just a slow one with a lot of breaks. Randos take naps during rides, but do they count the two+ days as separate rides?

8 hours is a long time for a "break", but some randos even sleep that long on 1200s.
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8 minute breaks or 8 hours.
You rode a Century.
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Being one of the few voices of dissent, I'll explain my reasoning:
You get 13h 30m for a 200k (125mi). Work the ratio and you get 10h 48m for a century.
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100 miles in one day is 100 miles, and a century in my book. Just take shorter breaks next time.
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Its a century in my book but nobody reads mine... Nice job.
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Being one of the few voices of dissent, I'll explain my reasoning:
You get 13h 30m for a 200k (125mi). Work the ratio and you get 10h 48m for a century.
The time limit for a 200k was originally based on doing the whole ride between sunrise and sunset. That's pretty arbitrary, and if you're not on a brevet I don't think people need to worry about brevet time limits. But for a randonneur perhaps that application of the ratio could be something to pay attention to when training.

I heard some fast randos were getting 8 hours of sleep each night on the Cascade 1200. Did they do a bunch of 400k's, or a 1200km ride?

I think it's an interesting question, because at some point a bunch of back-to-back rides don't equal their sum, but I guess sometimes they do. In the end lonsomesteve is right, it don't really matter.
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