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Old 09-25-17, 03:20 PM   #26
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I did 65 miles yesterday with 8,000 ft of vertical climbing. Other than sleeping and showering, I haven't stopped eating and drinking since I stopped riding, and it's over 24 hours since I stopped.

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Old 09-25-17, 03:34 PM   #27
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That's a lot of up for that amount of along noglider, top work well done!
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Old 09-26-17, 10:19 AM   #28
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That's a lot of up for that amount of along noglider, top work well done!
Thanks! The ride is called Hillier Than Thou. The course is designed for maximum cruelty. We go up the steep sides of the hills and down the less steep sides. The ride ends with a steep climb.
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Got Six Gap Century done on Sunday with a mechanical failure around mile 93/94. Went to shift up on rear and NADA, NOTHING, ZIP, ZILCH!!!! Stuck on the 12 rear with a bunch of end climbing facing me. With 9,500+' climbing already on these 67yo legs I WAS NOT expecting or desiring this. All I could do was shift to the 39 and grab the hoods with lots of pull up as I pushed down on the pedals. Rode a bit farther then finally pulled over, flipped the bike, got the trusty flat screwdriver I NEVER TAKE BUT DID PUT IN THE BAG THE LAST MINUTE and got the rear derailleur set on the 14 tooth. A bit better but still a bear for the rest of the climbs.

103+ miles 11,000' of climbing in 6 hours 51 minutes moving time. NOT A HAPPY CAMPER and wished all day that I had the 2018 Roubaix Expert my wife ordered for my birthday and yet to come in due to Shimano shortage. Expecting it will be in for February's 400 miler/24 hour TT RAAM Qualifier.
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We ended up with 14 centuries or longer rides this year. How did you do?


26-Jan-17 -- 100.6 -- 161.9
11-Feb-17 -- 100.2 -- 161.300
4-Mar-17 -- 132.2 -- 212.700
18-Mar-17 -- 126.1 -- 202.900
14-Apr-17 -- 187.2 -- 301.200
16-Apr-17 -- 126.3 -- 203.300
6-May-17 -- 101.5 -- 163.300
24-Jun-17 -- 132.6 -- 213.400
1-Jul-17 -- 100.4 -- 161.500
19-Aug-17 -- 114.2 -- 183.800
2-Sep-17 -- 100.6 -- 161.900
21-Oct-17 -- 101.9 -- 164.000
18-Nov-17 -- 100.8 -- 162.300
10-Dec-17 -- 100.0 -- 161.000


And that brings me to 107 Centuries and 187 rides of 100 miles or longer.
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Just FYI - Rowan and I have created a Facebook group for anyone who is interested in doing a Century-A-Month challenge. We completed a Century-A-Month this year ... even though the last two centuries were unexpectedly difficult ... and are planning to try it again in 2018.

It's a casual thing, one 100-mile ride each month, no prizes or anything, just a personal challenge.

You keep track of your own distance, talk about your rides, talk about the challenges involved in doing a century-a-month, and post pics.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Century.a.Month/


There will also be a Century-A-Month thread here in Long Distance as usual, and we'll be posting there as we have done all year this year, but we figured we'd see how the Facebook group would work as well.
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We ended up with 14 centuries or longer rides this year. How did you do?
Well, not quite a monthly basis, but I did get quite a few for a bunch of miles. Perhaps I'll think about the "challenge", but most of my long rides are long commutes, and some of my planned fall rides didn't happen.

Also, I got a late start for my riding year, and the "challenge".

And, for the couple of organized rides, there was still the commute to the start of the ride.
April 28, 203 miles, Eugene to Portland.
April 30, 76.6 miles, "La Doyenne", Hilly half century. Not a full century, but a very intense ride.
May 4, 145.6 miles, Portland to Eugene
May 6, 121.1 miles, Eugene to Albany Swap Meet, RT.
June 2, 150.7 miles, Eugene to Portland
June 6, 165.1 miles, Portland to Eugene
August 6, 133.1 miles, Blackberry Century (one of the few that wasn't primarily a commute).
August 21, 140.9, Ride to eclipse 2017
August 25, 143, Eugene to Portland
August 27, 65.9 "Le Foglie Morte", another wicked hilly half century
September 2, 153.3, Portland to Eugene
Can I count the one 20 mile ride that Strava went berserk, and racked up 300+ miles?

Well, that's about it for the year. That makes it nine century-plus rides for a bunch of miles. Ten if one counts the double as two centuries. Adding those two hilly half centuries, and one would have quite a few rides.

I have to decide if I wish to be more organized for monthly century rides next year, but the nature of long cycle commuting would the make me go over somewhat.
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