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    Completed my 1st 130 mile century

    I did my Boston to Provinctown ride Saturday. I have to say it was hard in the heat but did make it. I also learned a lot about me & my bicycle as well as what I really need on this type of ride. The is no question as weather I will do this again but I will do it differently.
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    The is no question as weather I will do this again but I will do it differently.
    Congrats to you - and pray tell - what is it you have learned grasshopper?

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    I learned I didn't need 1/2 the crap I brought, I learned a road bike is a better choice than a hybrid, I learned hills in the sun suck.
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    Good Ride.
    What tire size did you have?
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timber_8 View Post
    I learned I didn't need 1/2 the crap I brought, I learned a road bike is a better choice than a hybrid, I learned hills in the sun suck.
    130 miles on a hybrid? Thats like 175 miles on a comfy road bike. In hot weather? That's one heck of a ride!

    Try 200 miles during a cool day on a road bike that fits well and has low enough gearing, it will be easier!

    Michael
    Last edited by Barrettscv; 06-23-10 at 08:15 AM.

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    I am defiantly in the market for a road bike next spring. I am into my hybrid pretty deep so it is a keeper, especially for winter commuting this year. It is a great bike.
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    Senior Member Timber_8's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    Good Ride.
    What tire size did you have?
    I ran the stock 700 X 34 tires. The bike was great, no complaints.
    Hybrid) Trek FX 7.2
    Road bike) Specialized Secteur Elite
    Mountain bike) Marin Bobcat trail
    Founding member of the Hybrid Forum
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    I have thoughts
    Charlie

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