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Completed My First Century

Old 09-07-14, 11:59 AM
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Completed My First Century

I rode my first ever century in a Bike MS event yesterday. The day was absolutely great with temperatures in the mid 70's but, the wind was kind of stiff out of the north. My teammates and I were numbers 7, 8, 9 and 10 to finish. The terrain was relatively flat but, most of the climbs were the last 50 miles against the wind. We completed the ride in 5:51moving and 7:28 overall for an average moving time of 17.2 mph. I actually felt great after the ride and could have gone for more if it had been required.

FYI - Team riding certainly helps in the motivation and overall ride (we all took turns pulling against the wind)

I set 3 personal bests yesterday:
Total Miles 100.5
Fastest 40km 20.8 mph
Most elevation gain 3,169 feet (the route was flat but, the miles gave me the elevation gain)

We were schedule to ride 55 miles this morning but, chose to ride a 35 mile recovery ride (averaged 18.7 mph) so we could get home early after being gone from home for 2 days.
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Old 09-07-14, 12:05 PM
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Congrats on a great ride. Give yourself a big pat on the back and enjoy the rest of the fall riding.

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Fantastic job. Congrats!
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Old 09-07-14, 12:41 PM
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Congrats!....my "recovery ride" would be on an E.R. gurney! LOL!
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Old 09-07-14, 02:12 PM
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Well Done, that's a great accomplishment for you.

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That's a very good moving speed for anybody in a century. More so for a 50+ rider in his first.
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Bravo!
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Wow! Excellent time for a century ride! Very nice!
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A ride you'll never forget! 17.2 is very impressive given distance, elevation and wind.

Congratulations!!!
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Nicely done....congrats!
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Impressive numbers, well done for sure!
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Way to go, and go, and go!
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Old 09-07-14, 05:11 PM
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Well done! Like you, my first Century was also a MS ride. It turned out to be a 117 mile day though.
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congrats. Excellent time for a first century
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Excellent job on that century! Now, are you hooked and ready to register for the next one? That's usually what happens ...
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Congratulations! You are now and forever more a century rider.
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Great job and congratulations! I'm doing my first.'metric century' this Saturday and it's encouraging to hear that you felt great afterwards. Again; well done.
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Great job and congratulations! I'm doing my first.'metric century' this Saturday and it's encouraging to hear that you felt great afterwards. Again; well done.
I'm doing my first Metric this Saturday as well after a 26 year "hiatus". Have a great ride Saturday! I believe we'll both be reporting a successful and enjoyable ride.
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Congratulations.
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Nice! I've never done an MS ride ... gotta try one.
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Well done. Sounds like some good team work.
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