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Woo just finished my metric century!

Old 08-23-04, 06:17 PM
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I didn't actually plan on doing a century as I already calculated the route to be only 80km. From my house Richmond Hill to Cooks Bay (Lake Simcoe south end). Stopped over in New Market to eat my smoked salmon + cheese sandwich. Dastardly head wind all the way up to the bay. While I was exiting a gas station turning onto a road some guy yelled out the window something but I had no idea what he said so I continued on.

Once I got there I took a small break finished off my other sandwich and took a short break and then headed back down towards New Market, fairly uneventful ride passed a couple cyclists going northbound on bayview, they waved and I waved back. Saw about 3 in a very short period of time.

Once I got near my house I looked down at my odometer and read off 85.0km, didn't feel exceptionally tired so I decided to bike down to Walmart, which should've been another 8.8k roundtrip but that still didn't give me a 100. After buying some glosettes (yeah i know they're bad sugary things but I love them) stopped over at the David Dunlap Observatory in Richmond Hill to talk to some of my friends (I work there as a tour guide) continued on to Yonge St, and down to Hillcrest Mall. From there I headed north again alll the way to Mill Pond, just as I got there my odo read 100.1km and I gave a big, yes and pumped my hand in the air. Checked out some jerseys at the local LBS (they had no team jerseys) and continued on home.

Before this the longest ride i'd been on was about 35km in one go, one day record total of 65km (yeah I know).

All in all took about 4 hours 51 minutes. Total of 105.8km.

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Old 08-24-04, 06:14 AM
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Operator,

Congratulations, I'm building to doing a Metric Century for 02/05, then hopefully a Century by 05/05. Way to go!
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hey op, the bike pic doesn't work... anyway i'm in t.o. too, i went to lake simcoe once and it was fun. what road did you take going up? i took leslie and it was nice, i suspect woodbine might have less cars though.. what bike shop do u go to in richmond hill? never been to one in RH.. btw i love going up bayview and going along st john's side and vandorf.. nice roads.

lastly, the TBN is doing a simcoe ride this sunday starting from yonge/finch, check it out. i'm gonna go on it... www.tbn.on.ca.

oh yeah, and congrats!

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Old 08-25-04, 07:57 PM
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Congrats Operator. It is amazing how fast the miles can go by when you least expect it.
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Originally Posted by shaq-d
hey op, the bike pic doesn't work... anyway i'm in t.o. too, i went to lake simcoe once and it was fun. what road did you take going up? i took leslie and it was nice, i suspect woodbine might have less cars though.. what bike shop do u go to in richmond hill? never been to one in RH.. btw i love going up bayview and going along st john's side and vandorf.. nice roads.

lastly, the TBN is doing a simcoe ride this sunday starting from yonge/finch, check it out. i'm gonna go on it... www.tbn.on.ca.

oh yeah, and congrats!

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VERY cool. You said this sunday? I'll be there! Route I took was, up Bayview past Vandorf all the way up to Davis in Newmarket until I took a right and headed north on leslie all the way up to ravenshoe. Proceeded west and there I was (of course small road north to cooks bay but whos counting). I go to LBS in RH, just north of Major Mack on Yonge st. called Trails.


I'm assuming you're talking about this ride that is 119km on Sunday @ 8:30am?

http://tbn.ca/cycling/shaug.htm#2191 ?

The only thing i'm really worried about is speed. I only averaged like 21.2kph the entire trip. I read up the classification and it said 20-25kph, should I be like

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yeah, that's the one, some of them go fast on the early ride... i haven't been on a century in a while, so i'll be avg'n around 25 km/h i think, i go 27-31 km/h on flats, to give u an idea, but that early in the morning i suspect won't be going so fast. hmm is that a mountain bike you're riding? if so, a century on a MTB.. wow..

if you do go, i'll be a relatively big chinese guy (6'1+) there.

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Originally Posted by shaq-d
yeah, that's the one, some of them go fast on the early ride... i haven't been on a century in a while, so i'll be avg'n around 25 km/h i think, i go 27-31 km/h on flats, to give u an idea, but that early in the morning i suspect won't be going so fast. hmm is that a mountain bike you're riding? if so, a century on a MTB.. wow..

if you do go, i'll be a relatively big chinese guy (6'1+) there.

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Hahha. Ok, well i'll be the relatively small chinese guy then People bike up to finch or take their car?
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Hahha. Ok, well i'll be the relatively small chinese guy then People bike up to finch or take their car?
both, probably half-half.. with luck we'll see each other there!

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Weather forecast is t-storms/rain. I called the hotline, the ride is still scheduled. Is it still on?

Edit: Just got back, it t-stormed for about half of the ride. But damn it was really fun.

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