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First century this past weekend --- on my old commuter/mountain bike

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Old 07-20-11, 05:48 PM
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First century this past weekend --- on my old commuter/mountain bike

Did the Green Trails Cycling Classic (Greene County Ohio/Xenia) and completed my first century ride ever. It took me a few minutes less than forever as I pushed through on my early 90's Raleigh M60 commuter bike. Can't wait to do another one, but on a lighter bike next time.
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Old 07-20-11, 06:00 PM
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Thats fantastic, congrats.
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Old 07-20-11, 06:31 PM
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And nice work!
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That's one more than I've ever done. Congrats.
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Well done! Congrats to you. A long day on the bike does make one appreciate a lighter-weight build.

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Wow. That's a lot of miles on any bike in one go, but on an old commuter MTB! Well done, sir!
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Oh how fun. Well done.
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Reminds me of my youth when I did the Marin Century on an old JC Higgins stingray style bike that i'd converted into a 3 speed.... for the first and last time.
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congrats! that's certainly no easy feat regardless of what you're riding.
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Feels good to finish, doesn't it?
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Congrats!

It gives me even more incentive to move that feat up further on my "bucket list".
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Just found this thread......congrats on the century and especially with a bike not necessarily designed for long rides. Wow, you have my respect. I just rode a first century on my Trek 460 this past monday, all good pavement and flats and with a bike that is relatively light and quick. Hope you've got out there with something lighter since your milestone ride. Good job.
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On a route that has a lot of hills, I can see the attraction of a lighter bike, but I would rather have a heavier bike that is comfortable all day, than a light one that is a pain after a couple of hours. A Mountain Bike is just out of its element on a century, though.
Congratulations on your first century and may you have many more.
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Congrats, remember it's the man, not the bike. But everybody likes to shave a little wieght, me around the middle.
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