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Old 01-29-11, 06:28 PM
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Almost a metric century

It was a fantastic day for a ride in central Georgia. I had planned a ride to get some of the club members out of hibernation mode and to check out the planned route for the metric century option of our upcoming April Fools Ride. We had six riders for the first half of the ride from downtown to our rest stop where one of us had left his car. Two took a more direct route back to town while three of us completed the route.

Our start point was a couple of miles into the April Fools route, skipping the downtown loop, so we ended up just a bit shy of a metric century at 60.9 miles. Normally I would have ridden around far enough to bring it up to 62 miles, but I had no problem with calling it a day.

And what a day! It was about 50 degrees when we started shortly after 11, but when we finished it was around 70.

For some reason the first six miles didn't show up on the Garmin map, though it did record the mileage and the elevation profile. Weird.
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Congrats on good ride/good weather! Make hay while the sun shines!
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What I'd give to do a 60 miler these days!!!

Were you okay with the route--plan to make any changes for the 4/1 ride?
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With no mention of wind, it sounds and looks wonderful!
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Can't wait to get some decent weather for riding.

Most I am managing at present is a 30 miler on a sheltered route from the Cold wind and ice.

Takes in a few hills- which it looks as though your route did but I am getting envious of you fine weather riders. Just wish i could get some.
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Sounds/looks like a great ride and I love the pic of a road without traffic. I don't get to enjoy too many of those. Congrats on the ride and the weather.
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I am just soooo jealous ... the snow is still 15"+ deep in our garden ... sorry ... yard.

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Here's the obvious existential question, "If the six miles didn't show up on the Garmin map, do they really exist?"


Sounds like a great day and a great ride.
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Originally Posted by jppe
What I'd give to do a 60 miler these days!!!

Were you okay with the route--plan to make any changes for the 4/1 ride?
The route is good. I only made one change from the route we used last year. A short cut via a road that was only recently paved. It cuts off a mile of hills and moderate traffic in exchange for a mostly flat section of smooth road with a canopy of shade trees and hardly any traffic.
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Originally Posted by BluesDawg
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For some reason the first six miles didn't show up on the Garmin map, though it did record the mileage and the elevation profile. Weird.....
Looks like a great ride Blues. How did the new "plastic" bike work?

You might try going to another site to upload the ride. I use www.ridewithgps.com but there are several others. I find that sometimes rides that don't upload correctly to one site work ok on another. I always upload all rides to Garmin TC, RWGPS, and Garmin Connect. BTW, Garmin Connect was down AGAIN today when I tried to see your route.
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