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Old 07-26-13, 09:23 AM   #1
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Princeton Freewheelers Annual Century Ride!

I just signed up for this. Will be my second (and hopefully successful) attempt to complete a full century (miles, not kilometers). Anyone else doing this ride? This is my first time doing this ride--anyone do it before and/or have any advice?

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Bring 8 water bottles for the heat and a love of housing developments. And don't be surprised if a road marking is missing and the ride organizers don't seem to care much. At least that's the way it was when I last did it several years ago and why I have never gone back.
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I did this one for the first time several weeks ago, a century, and found the road markings and cue sheets to be well done. Some of it was thru Pinelands and other decent country areas.
It was a grey day, drizzly at times, so I never tapped my second water bottle at any point. A hot sunny day, dunno if there'd have been enough water stops.
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The penultimate time I did it the temperature at the start was below 50. Started out with arm and leg warmers. Crazy for August. But usually it has been ungodly hot and humid with little shade.

Heading to Frenchtown on Saturday to roll my own 71 miler in Huntderdon & Warren Counties. Lots of nice riding up there with some good climbing. The route back down the river from Belivdere is sweet as can be and, except for the area around Philipsburg, mostly traffic-free.
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I did this one for the first time several weeks ago, a century, and found the road markings and cue sheets to be well done. Some of it was thru Pinelands and other decent country areas.
It was a grey day, drizzly at times, so I never tapped my second water bottle at any point. A hot sunny day, dunno if there'd have been enough water stops.
I have to agree with this. Despite the intense rain at times, it was the first time I completed a full century. The route markings were among the better that I've seen for such a long route and because of the weather, the combination of my two bidons plus the rest stops were sufficient to keep me properly fueled and hydrated. I definitely plan to do this again next year.

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