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Old 01-05-06, 05:11 PM
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Definitely eat as advised and keep the pace low enough to use-up fat stores. I cannot stress how important it is get enough calories into your body and to use them wisely. If you prepare well, you'll be fine. My rule of thumb for a century is to do at least two 50+ milers in the couple of weeks before along with daily or almost daily riding.

Edit: One more thing: BodyGlide. Great stuff to keep the saddle sores and general chafing away. I now take a little travel-size one with me on centuries for re-application along the way (usually out of public view, of course! ).

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