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Old 10-12-13, 12:30 AM   #1
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Got my Century today!

I had been worried I was going to have to go solo, but I never should have doubted my buddy... we did a nice 102 mile ride today.

We embarked from west of Eugene, and rode to Corvallis and back. It was quite flat getting there, but we did a different route back, which had some hills, which felt really good. I really don't like flats much.

Buddy rode a Bridgestone RB-2, and I was on my Spesh Sequoia. We had no flats or mechanical problems. I left my fanny pack full of FOOD at home (!), like dork, but had a banana and good dense power bar (Clif) in my jacket pouch so that, on top of a good breakfast, got me there. We had lunch in Corvallis- chicken molè burrito and a salad- and I didn't eat any other food after that for the 50 miles back home. I did have my OJ/water mix in one bottle that I started hitting around mile 80.

My contact points were barking at me a bit by the end, but I trained hard these last couple months, and fatigue wasn't really ever a factor.

Am now drinking too much beer and enjoying the feeling of having done sumpthin' cool.

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Old 10-12-13, 12:48 AM   #2
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Congrats! Be sure to do a recovery ride tomorrow.

Looks likes the BF has century-fever this month.
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Old 10-12-13, 11:16 AM   #3
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I was hoping to do my 5th century of 2013 this morning. 2 weeks ago a careless driver peed all over those plans. Bike in pieces in the basement, and I have a shoulder injury that prevents me from riding my spare bike.

Congrats on the century, Tom.
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Old 10-12-13, 11:23 AM   #4
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(Sounds like you had more fun than I did on my metric century today which was simply a grind.)
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Old 10-12-13, 12:19 PM   #5
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Old 10-12-13, 12:24 PM   #6
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Yeah, I've been doing rides in the metric-century range (with big climbs) 3-4 days a week for months, so I didn't ever feel any "grind". I just got uncomfortable contact points.
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Old 10-12-13, 01:11 PM   #7
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First one is always a great feeling. The first back to back in consecutive days is a great one too! Nice work, your heart should be stronger for it!
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Way to go, Tom!
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