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    Cherry pop for a double century?

    This is a double century that I am planning for the middle of the year. The terrain is similar to my commute so I am well prepared for the climbs. Its the long hauls I am not sure about.

    Any suggestions. I would like to know if this is to high to shoot for. I just want to see if I can do it. I know I can, I just want to push it and see. My biggest concern is fuel and hydration.

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    New Glarus Belgian Red, now that's a cherry pop!

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    It helps to work your way up. If all you've ever done is 10 miles and you jump on a 200 mile route, that could be an issue. If you've done lots of similar 100-mile routes, you'll know what to expect better.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    I ride 100 miles a week every week for the past 6 months. All of my ride is in the 3% to 6% hill range. I figure as long as I am not trying to get to end in 6 hours then I should be fine. If I can keep the 14.5 mph pace up then 200 miles should take me a little over 12 hours. Since some of this is down hill and a lot of it is flat if I get onto my aero bars that should speed things up a bit too.

    I just learned that there is a supported century in my neck of the woods coming soon. I may do that one first then go to this.

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