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Old 03-11-13, 01:06 PM   #1
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I did my first century yesterday

On my salsa fargo, fully loaded.bike weighed about 90 lbs.

Im not on tour but I've been training for a couple months now and I think I'm ready.


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Old 03-11-13, 01:25 PM   #3
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I dont see 90 pounds in this picture. What are you carrying? Are you the guy that made the thread about cast iron cook wear?
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1 gallon water in each rear pannier, 1 2litre In each front pannier plus a bunch of stuff to fill them out.5water bottles, tools, gadgets from hell I didn't weigh it all up but its my honest guesstimate.

Besides isn't the fish supposed to look bigger in th story lol

And there was almost 5500 feet of climbing involved as well , sometimes I swear the bike weighed a thousand pounds...

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haha Sounds like you have about 20 pounds of just water! It really doesn't look like 90 though unless I am mistaken. Most people with that much have a full front and back top rack and would struggle to do a century! Great job!

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1 gallon water in each rear pannier, 1 2litre In each front pannier plus a bunch of stuff to fill them out.5water bottles, tools, gadgets from hell I didn't weigh it all up but its my honest guesstimate.

Besides isn't the fish supposed to look bigger in th story lol
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My bike is really heavy..it has a lot of stuff..double stem 2.35tires with liners etc etc..maybe its not 90 but I don't believe ill be carrying much more than I was on my planned tour
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Huge congrats on your first century. Many more will come, I'm sure! You've probably figured out that after you get the physical part down, riding 100+ mikes in a day becomes a mental game. Some travel ultra light, some don't. I start off carrying what I need, then add what I want. My last long ride was 1006 mi, two weeks, fully loaded with tent, sleeping bag, water, food, stove, and weighed in at 92 lbs when I left home. They sure ride nice when loaded. My favorite way to travel ...
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