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First century in years, surprised myself.

Old 09-13-15, 07:16 PM
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First century in years, surprised myself.

I'm not sure why I have not done a century ride in a long time, but this year for turning 50, I thought that I was due. It's been most likely 4 years since my last one, but in those 4 years, I know that I don't have the strength that I had then. The big surprise is that today's ride ride was on my new gravel bike, which is the heaviest bike that I have done a century on, but it was my second fastest if I recall right. Another surprise is that I feel fairly fresh afterwards. My feet were and shoulders hurt some, but other then that, feeling good. If nothing else, I proved to myself that I'm not dead yet.
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Old 09-13-15, 07:18 PM
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Congrats, you should post about this good accomplishment in Biker395's thread about centuries and more. Good job, HP!

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Old 09-14-15, 03:45 AM
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Congratulations on a good ride. Gotta love that kind of surprise!
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Well done. Congratulations. Hopefully, you had decades of century rides yet to come.
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