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Old 09-25-16, 05:22 PM
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First Century, well 85.4% of one...

I did my first Century ride today for our local charity Pedal the Cause Pedal the Cause | Team Profile

Here is the Strava https://www.strava.com/activities/725047078

The entire route was 98.6 miles. My original plan was do to everything except for Babler Park, which is a local set of particularly killer hills. Here is the route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14452623

In the end, I skipped Babler, plus a 8 mile loop towards the end as I was just wiped and ended up with 85.4. In retrospect, I should have skipped the part at mile 42.5-54 on the route, which would have left energy to do Babler (or at least try it, it is very brutal) That 12 mile loop that I did do was absolutely brutal.

Adding to the fun today was 92 degree heat and high humidity.

Anyway, I am pretty proud of myself for completing the 85.4. I am still ~350# and was by far the biggest rider on this length of ride and I did a lot of the very hard hills without stopping or walking. Plus our team raises a lot of money for a very good cause (My mom has an uncurable type of cancer, Multiple Myeloma, and gets treatment as one of the beneficiaries on Pedal the Cause.)


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Old 09-25-16, 06:00 PM
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Nice job! Congrats!
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Well done!
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Congrats, that's a long way indeed!
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Big congrats man. Starting at 300 last May, I can say that, as you lose the weight, that wattage you're used to pushing out now is going to pay off big time. 85.4 is nothing to sneeze at.
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Congrats!! That is awesome !!!!
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Good job!
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Old 09-26-16, 04:48 AM
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Great job. I haven't attempted 100 miles yet. I may end up next week but have some riding who aren't interested so we'll see.
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Great effort, you did your best!
Kudos on your fund raising for cancer too!
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Still a decent amount of climbing, even if you avoided the bad climbs!
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Nice ride! Looks like a lot of climbing and 7+ hours in the saddle. You should be proud of this one!
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Great accomplishment!
Well done Dave!
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congrats, my 1st & only century was actually 88 miles after I recalculated the route afterwards. well done sir, that's a lot of miles
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266! sweet.
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Didn't update the thread with last years ride (did the same ~86 mile route), but here is this years....https://www.strava.com/activities/1876417950

This year, I dropped mileage to 81.6 BUT I only walked about 100' feet of the entire thing and did the rest of the climbs on the bike. I also got 59 Strava achievements, basically every single segment was one of my top 3 efforts.

I am extremely happy with my effort this year - I was quite worried as even though I have ~2200 miles in this year, very few were on any kind of real hills.

Thanks,

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Awesome job Dave!
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