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1st Century ride.

Old 11-02-13, 09:17 PM
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1st Century ride.

440 days ago I had a MI, Today I did 100mi.

https://www.strava.com/activities/92839502.

The suffer score is misleading since my HRM chose today to go in the blink. I had attempted a Century in Oct, but only did 80 because that one had a 1200 foot climb in the last forteen miles, and I just coulnt do it.
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Congratulations. This one is well earned and a feather in your cap!!!! When's the next one?
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Congratulations! I'm looking forward to the day when I finally get to complete my first.
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Originally Posted by CommuteCommando
440 days ago I had a MI, Today I did 100mi.

https://www.strava.com/activities/92839502.

The suffer score is misleading since my HRM chose today to go in the blink. I had attempted a Century in Oct, but only did 80 because that one had a 1200 foot climb in the last forteen miles, and I just coulnt do it.
Congratulations my friend...job well done.

Interesting thing about "suffer score." Today I did my first post-angio and post-stent ride. My Strava data showed a very low suffer score. I first I was bummed out about it until I realized one thing: now that my heart does not have to push blood through an artery with 90% blockage, my heart has to work a lot less hard thus the lower average bpm (an lower suffer score).

CC, you are doing great, keep it up man!
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Thanks all.
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Congratulations. This one is well earned and a feather in your cap!!!! When's the next one?
Next organized will be Solvang 2014. I have been wanting to do a group ride with SCOR, the club that runs it, probably sometime in Nov. or Dec. I may do a solo before that. I'm thinking of taking the Fixie on several laps of SART during the Christmass break.
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awesome man... I keep seeing these pop up and makes me want to get to the point that I can do one... I was sitting in the long distance forum the other day and for some reason read though the a century a month thread... I've got my goal for 2014... should be a fun year haha...

as for the HRM dieing... mine did that about a few weeks ago... I didn't replace it for a while... now that I have I am not looking at it near as much even... just going with the "feel it" method... although on a century I'd prob want something to tell me "slow down stupid"
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nice job out there, near perfect weather today along the coast
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Congrats on your first!
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nice job out there, near perfect weather today along the coast
Yeah. Last weekend was coastal soup all day long. The only negative yesterday, weatherwise, was a pretty stiff head wind southbound on the second lap. The push it gave me going home was pretty awsome.
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Originally Posted by donalson
awesome man... I keep seeing these pop up and makes me want to get to the point that I can do one... I was sitting in the long distance forum the other day and for some reason read though the a century a month thread... I've got my goal for 2014... should be a fun year haha...

as for the HRM dieing... mine did that about a few weeks ago... I didn't replace it for a while... now that I have I am not looking at it near as much even... just going with the "feel it" method... although on a century I'd prob want something to tell me "slow down stupid"
Join this club and get a free jersey for a century each month. Plus a Premium Membership in BikeJournal.

https://www.spacecitycycling.com/

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Join this club and get a free jersey for a century each month. Plus a Premium Membership in BikeJournal.

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Ridden with them once... going to ride with em next sat and hopefully let that become a normal thing, I just have a hard time getting somewhere at 7:30am to ride lol... somehow I missed the century a month club with them, but it makes since... have a few friends that ride with them, I think my first ride will be a solo unless I can find someone who doesn't mind going slow, I know the advantages of a group but I can see me pushing to hard early on and blowing up doh lol... thankfully I have almost 3 months till the end of Jan
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Originally Posted by donalson
Ridden with them once... going to ride with em next sat and hopefully let that become a normal thing, I just have a hard time getting somewhere at 7:30am to ride lol... somehow I missed the century a month club with them, but it makes since... have a few friends that ride with them, I think my first ride will be a solo unless I can find someone who doesn't mind going slow, I know the advantages of a group but I can see me pushing to hard early on and blowing up doh lol... thankfully I have almost 3 months till the end of Jan
I don't ride with them...Too fast for me. I can ride with you...let me know.
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Originally Posted by CommuteCommando
440 days ago I had a MI, Today I did 100mi.

https://www.strava.com/activities/92839502.

The suffer score is misleading since my HRM chose today to go in the blink. I had attempted a Century in Oct, but only did 80 because that one had a 1200 foot climb in the last forteen miles, and I just coulnt do it.
Congratulation on you come back...
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Wow! Its guys like you that keep us going. I can't wait till I am strong enough to do one too. It sounds easy enough but after 50 miles a couple of weeks ago I realized how much more I had to improve to make it much further.
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Originally Posted by CommuteCommando
Yeah. Last weekend was coastal soup all day long. The only negative yesterday, weatherwise, was a pretty stiff head wind southbound on the second lap. The push it gave me going home was pretty awsome.
Ehh tell me about it...I made a left on 101 from Palomar airport road at about 10:20 and was with with head wind already. As I rode next to the camp ground I saw all the flags and wind socks saying the same darn thing. I stayed in the drops most of the trip to TP and back.
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Originally Posted by CommuteCommando
Thanks all.

Next organized will be Solvang 2014. I have been wanting to do a group ride with SCOR, the club that runs it, probably sometime in Nov. or Dec. I may do a solo before that. I'm thinking of taking the Fixie on several laps of SART during the Christmass break.
You should look into the Tour of Palm Springs with the rest of us chuckle heads. (Be a nice warm up for Solvang, that's for sure)

I did Solvang last year with vesteroid and Mrs Vest and it was pretty hard. It seemed like it was always windy, hilly or windy and hilly. It was a terrific ride though, I enjoyed it.

https://www.strava.com/activities/43801246

I see the SCOR guys cruising around Whittier from time to time.
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On the HRM, If it is one of the first two Garmin soft strap models (without the label saying to machine wash every 7 uses) they know they are crap and will send you a replacement with a phone call.
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Congrats!

If you are on a beta blocker, your suffer score will also be lower. The BB artificially lowers your heart rate.
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Very nice on your first one! How prepared do you think you were? Enough to do it or should you have waited? Being able to finish isn't necessarily "prepared" and is what I did. Do you think you were at least minimally ready for it?
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Congrats CC... as you know I was riding with a friend on the same ride who was doing her first 50 miler... I'm sure I saw you riding out after my turnaround.

Good event, great turn out, perfect riding weather... glad you accomplished your goal!!!
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Originally Posted by CommuteCommando
Yeah. Last weekend was coastal soup all day long. The only negative yesterday, weatherwise, was a pretty stiff head wind southbound on the second lap. The push it gave me going home was pretty awsome.
I'll post photos tonight but when I got into the last sag (on the 50) the sky was wispy with clouds... I parked my bike, went to get some orange slices, turned around and the blue sky was gone, gray fog had moved in... very creepy!!! That was about 12:30 or so thankfully temps cool down...
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