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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.
    Last edited by Long Tom; 10-12-13 at 12:35 AM.
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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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    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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    Congrats.
    (Sounds like you had more fun than I did on my metric century today which was simply a grind.)

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    Congratulations!
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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.
    Every time that wheel turn 'round,
    Bound to cover just a little more ground!

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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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