Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Brunswick, Maine
Bikes: 1963 F. H. Grubb Super Routier, 1989 Raleigh Technium road bike (all components upgraded), 2001 Raleigh M80 (all components upgraded)
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Hi there, Outn! That's great that you are doing the Lobster Ride. I am thinking of riding with empty bottles till the second rest stop at 35 miles, because the first 34 are where the largest hills are. At 70 degrees (and sun below the tree tops), if I hydrate well before the ride, I won't even think of taking a sip till around 32 miles. Just an idea.
I'm also doing the 103-mile ride and it is my first century at age 58.
weatherforyou.com says a high of 75, so I hope they're right. I'll be on a lemon yellow Raleigh Technium (custom color, so the only one in existence, probably). I hope to average what I usually do on long rides, 15.7-15.9 mph. Toodles.