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    Jazzman
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    A curiously identical century

    Although I ride a lot, I don't often attempt century rides. I decided that yesterday was going to be the day for a solo century. So I headed out, determined to ride from northern suburbs of Chicago to Racine, WI and back. Upon return, the bike computer said 104.62 miles. Curiously, that was *exactly* the same distance it recorded (104.62mi) in my last century ride--the Holland Hundred group ride in Michigan last July. I got to thinking about that and realized that 0.01 of a mile is more than the distance from my garage to the street through the alley. So, how in the hell did that just happen?

    Anyways, just a fun numerical coincidence. I must admit things like this are kind of fun (although maybe I need to get out more ;-).

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    Senior Member OldsCOOL's Avatar
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    I've had similar experiences with a GPS. Seemed like one spring no matter what I did the gps showed the same AVG. It was disgusting enough to me that I soon began riding harder. Numbers can do strange things to us.
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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    That is curious. I'm intrigued.

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    Exciting....
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    "I tried being reasonable, I didn‘t like it."

    "I understand. I just don't care"

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    A curiously identical century

    I frequently wake up morning at 5:31. I din't set an alarm or anything, but wake, turn and look at the clock - 5:31.

    Most of my vintage bikes are Reynolds 531. Dig the synergy.

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