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Originally Posted by jtaylor996 View Post
Trying to decide if I should do a metric century or not that I know damn well is too hilly for me (based on the less hilly one I did Saturday).


Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
You guys aren't doing the OP any favors here.

He says he already knows the ride is too much for him and said he struggled with an easier ride of the same length. Telling the guy to ride a ride which he already knows he can't do is pretty irresponsible.

Pride says ride. Humility says train and and then ride. A week and a half isn't enough time to train. Better to train and ride it well then ride too soon and be off the bike with injury.

This was my immediate thought too. I follow a 10 week published training schedule for a Century, even if I’ve been riding my bike a lot to commute.

BTW, what’s your motivation to do this ride, @jtaylor995, instead of using the time for a perhaps more appropriate training ride?
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