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Old 07-08-08, 11:27 AM
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KiddSisko
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I like solo rides in the 50 to 60 mile length, but prefer doing longer rides with groups. For a century there has to be a nice leisurely group meal break, plus a few quality stops with photo opps. The last 25 miles should be difficult, either with plenty of rollers, or a fast pace if flat, ridden non-stop. My first century was at age 15, with friends on a holiday weekend camping trip, on a 30 lb bike, carrying some 20 lbs of gear. I was what, 140 lbs back then? Nothing but muscle, hormones, eagle eyes, raw instinct, aggression and competitiveness.
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