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2018 -- Century Challenge

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Old 12-31-17, 07:37 PM
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2018 -- Century Challenge

This is the thread for those who will not be able to complete the 2018 Century-A-Month challenge ... or those who want to do 1, 2 or a several centuries this year at whatever time works for them ... or those who complete their first century this year ...


The Century-A-Month challenge requires that a cyclist ride at least one century (100 miles) in each month of the year. But sometimes because of weather, accidents, or other commitments riding a century in each month of the year becomes impossible. And sometimes people get into cycling long distances partway through the year, but would like to join a challenge for motivation.

Even if we can't participate in the CAM challenge, it's nice to have a place to log our centuries (100-mile rides) throughout the year ... so here it is!



The challenge: Let's see how many centuries (100-mile rides), or longer rides, we can ride this year ... in any month of the year!!


Get ready ... get set ............... GO!!


See also this thread for Randonnees: 2018 Randonnees
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I did a Century today, 100km in 5:52. the first 70 I averaged around 22km per hour, after that I was in Phnom Penh and made a few stops and struggled in traffic. I started my Strava late but my Mi fit gave me 100.49Km
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I'm currently chasing a P-12 (100K/month) and have 3 consecutive months done. Hoping for a warmup sometime this month to get P-4 done. It is currently -9 F where I live (suburbs of Chicago). 10 day forecast doesn't show us going above freezing. I may need to drive south to find suitable riding conditions before the month ends.

When we are the warmer months, then the 100+ mile rides will resume. I did 6 in 2017 so hope to top that this year.
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Did my Second 100Km today for Feb. a bit early but close enough.
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I did a pair of 100K+ populaires this past weekend, Friday & Sunday. I have knocked out P-4. Now to obsess about the weather for February.
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This is a great challenge! I was not able to ride a century in January, but, I am planning a 300k in Feb, and double centuries in March and April.
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Did 124 miles on January, I am interested on staring the 2018 CAM but I havenīt done a century or more since January so I will try to schedule one every month from now on.

Anyways, the one I rode on January was a loop from my house in the central region of Costa Rica, Central America, to the Pacific coast and back to my house. This involved 12000 feet (3700 meters) of total elevation on 124 miles (200 kms.) The ride started with a progressive climb and then a big descent to the coast. Followed by some flat terrain and back to a nasty climb known as Monte del Aguacate (Avocado Mount in English, hehe.) That climb is only 6 miles but with an average gradient of 8% including tough ramps of over 15% and on top of that very hot weather. I was riding with a couple of friends and I started that climb hard then I bonked at the end like I have never done on that climb, it was embarrassing haha. From then on it was just a smooth ride back home on a hilly yet tolerable terrain.

Some #s since I canīt share strava links or pictures yet:
Distance 124.7 miles (200.68 kms)
Elevation 12158.8 feet (3706 meters)
Avg speed 14.8 mph (23.9 kph)
Moving time 8:23:34
Elapsed time: 10:10:14
I did it on my road bike, a Specialized Tarmac SL5

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