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    Planning 100+ Mile Ride

    As the title says, I am planning a ride that will roughly be 110 miles, maybe a little more. There will be over a mile of climbing, and I'm asking anyone if they have any tips on anything I should bring (small snacks,food items,gear,etc.), I want to make sure I'm prepared for this one. Anything helps!

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    On my last 100 miler (yesterday), I took 2 full water bottles, a bar of some sort, a gu and knowledge of a place to stop to get more water at about the 57 mile mark. I also took $5 cash, a debit card, ID and a phone.

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    Ok that makes sense, Ive been on plenty of rides and I usually take a few water bottles and some crackers/chips, but now since I'm doing a ride of this length I just wanted to make sure. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55/Rad View Post
    On my last 100 miler (yesterday), I took 2 full water bottles, a bar of some sort, a gu and knowledge of a place to stop to get more water at about the 57 mile mark. I also took $5 cash, a debit card, ID and a phone.

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    That's about what I do.

    On my days off work I normally ride 60-80ish miles, so 100+ miles is nothing too much different from a normal longish ride.
    How long is "long ride" for you?

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    Well, I'm not sure what I'd call a "long ride", I just choose a ride and go do it. I think a few bottles of water and a snack food would be fine for me, as it usually is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan Roberts View Post
    Well, I'm not sure what I'd call a "long ride", I just choose a ride and go do it. I think a few bottles of water and a snack food would be fine for me, as it usually is.
    so what is your question/concern?

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    I bring 2 bottles of water. 2 extra tubes. A minipump. A minitool. Tire levers. My phone (in a plastic sandwich bag). 2 sandwiches. A small pouch with a zipper that holds my frontdoor key, money and my ID.

    I think that is it. I keep everything in my jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    so what is your question/concern?
    Well as I said earlier, I just wanted to see a few others opinions on what they bring to see if I can add anything to what I was thinking of bringing.

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    I carry extra patches, extra cash, and map out places to stop along the way. I'm thinking about also turning off my phone in the future, because last week I went on a 95 miler and at mile 20 I got a booty call on the cell phone which was quite the temptation to quit the ride. I soldiered on though.

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    2 bottles, clif bar and banana. Stopped to refill the bottles after 60 or so. Stopped at a convenience store around 80 miles for a coke and some Oreos.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Tips for Riding a Century, an article I wrote after riding somewhere in the neighbourhood of 60 centuries:
    http://www.machka.net/articles/century.htm


    And over in the Long Distance Forum ... more tips for riding a century:
    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ding-a-Century

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    Century in Dallas, during the August heat is between 8-10 bottles on water for me, it's like riding on the surface of the sun. In addition to the stuff listed above, i take a small tube of sunblock to reapply at the halfway point, there's nothing good about melanoma..

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewk459 View Post
    Century in Dallas, during the August heat is between 8-10 bottles on water for me, it's like riding on the surface of the sun. In addition to the stuff listed above, i take a small tube of sunblock to reapply at the halfway point, there's nothing good about melanoma..
    Yeah sunblock is a must for this ride for sure! Also, for this ride, I found a 1.9L juice bottle that I decided to fill up for tomorrow to cut down on the amount of water bottles cluttering my pack.

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    Sunblock.
    mini-tool kit. tube. Tire lever. Adhesive Patch kit in a ugly saddle bag.
    Two water bottles.
    Water bottle in Jersey pocket.
    Clif bar/tiger bar/Snickers, banana, bag of salted peanuts/Gummi bears/Corn nuts in jersey pocket.
    Mini-pump, tube in jersey pocket.
    ID, Debit card, and cash for taco truck stops/beer.

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