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Old 09-23-06, 02:00 PM   #126
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Doing an 84 mile ride tomorrow. Should be good fun - and I'm riding with people much slower than me so I should be able to enjoy a leisurely pace.
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Old 09-28-06, 11:03 PM   #127
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I used to live in florida and do at least one 100 miler a year. My longest was when I rode 20 miles to the start of a century. Around the 80 mile part of the ride (100 in at that point) I started hallucinating about chocolate chip cookies. I got to the rst stop sat down wondering how I was going to go on. Then another guy came strolling in, sat down removed his prosthetic leg and had a drink. After seeign that I figured there was no excuse for not finishing (of course, missing the first rest stop didn't help matters much). I called my wife and had her pick me up. I couldn't fathom the 20 mile ride home - 120 total. Did 114 miles the next year, after getting lost during a century.

About three years ago I was doing a century when it started raining heavily at the 8 mile mark. Never stopped, it was cold and wet all day. At the last rest stop, I decided to bail and rode back to my condo. I got lost getting back but still made 98.5 miles. The next weekend I made up for it, in a 101 mile century. After that I broke my elbow the next year, then injured my knee which had me out for another year. Did a metric a couple weeks ago and now with all this talk I think I'll go for a nice long ride on saturday.

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Old 09-29-06, 04:47 AM   #128
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165.6 km in 5hrs 44m. Did the first 150km in 5 hrs. The last 15.6 was all up hill and I was a little tired.
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Old 09-29-06, 08:45 AM   #129
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65 miles in April to St Andrews along the River Forth and up
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75 miles, did it for 2 days in a row....
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Old 09-29-06, 01:33 PM   #131
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300K (189 miles in our case) brevet is the longest, took about 16 hours. I bonked pretty bad about mile 140, it was 90 degrees and there was a headwind in the 20-30 mph range.

Hardest century I ever did though was Creede to Gunnison, Colorado on the 2nd day of the Bicycle Tour of Colorado this June. It was 106 miles with 4 mountain passes, including 2 passes over 10,500 feet. I'm sure there was at least 10,000 feet of climbing involved that day. Took me 11 hours and 10 minutes to ride it and I experenced varying weather conditions from freezing cold in the morning, to hot sun, to sleet on top of one of the passes, to more hot sun, to a thunderstorm on top of the last pass and finally a cold wind into Gunnison.
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Old 09-29-06, 08:24 PM   #132
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333km/207 miles from Meziadin Junction, BC to Dease Lake, BC this past summer as part of the Texas 4000 for Cancer. Beautiful ride except for seeing 7 bears roadside along the way, and the two 15 mile stretches of unpaved (mud) road.

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Old 10-01-06, 07:01 PM   #133
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i rode to the shore in south jersey 69 miles in 3 and half hours at average speed of 17 miles on road bike i plan on doing it soon on my fixed gear bike but i have no one to ride there with...
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Old 10-01-06, 07:40 PM   #134
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160mi - 10 hours - then a very hard bonk!!
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Inspired by this thread I went out and did my first unsupported century yesterday and my first century since 2001 (my last injury free year). 100.2 miles, even though I had to ride four miles around the block to break 100. Got rained on around mile 74 and my shoes never got dry the remaining distance home. If I were to do it again, I'd somehow manage to take five bottles (not four like I took) and a few more power bars (three was not enough). Anyone still know if you can get those collapsible platypus water bottles anymore? I haven't seen them in years and am glad to have one.

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Old 10-01-06, 09:32 PM   #136
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240 something miles. South rim to the north rim Grand Canyon. Very beautiful ride.
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Old 10-02-06, 08:48 AM   #138
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240 something miles. South rim to the north rim Grand Canyon. Very beautiful ride.

240 miles in one 24 hour period? Thus you averaged 24 mph and did so for 24 hours? Try solo RAAM racing you would probably establish a new record.
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Old 10-02-06, 09:29 AM   #139
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240 miles in one 24 hour period? Thus you averaged 24 mph and did so for 24 hours?
Wouldn't that be an average of 10mph if it took 24 hours to go 240 miles?

Anyway, my longest ride in one sitting was 208 off road miles this past Labor Day at a 24 hour race. I had enough laps though that I only had to ride the first 19 hours.
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Wouldn't that be an average of 10mph if it took 24 hours to go 240 miles?
Oops, my bad, mathematical genius at work.
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Old 10-07-06, 03:32 AM   #142
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I ride offroad and do a 100 mile trip each year. Its not the milage- Its the mud- lack of traction- 10,000ft of climbing and the weather that hits me on this ride. 12 hours is a good time for me but in 95 had a diversion and did 115 miles. Then this year in the High wind- trees down- mud and rain only did 65 miles in 10 hours. I pulled out after that distance. Report on the ride as below but I find it is often not the milage- but the conditions that dictate what I can do in a day.

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260 in twelve hours (Bike Sebring); 255 were completed with the "official" 12 hour time. I missed getting full credit, instead of half, for the last lap by about 30 seconds.

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248miles in 18 hours ( 400km Audax)
372 miles in 32 hours (600km Audax)

115 miles fully loaded with 30kilos in my trailer in 18 hours Cabo Trafalgar to Seville in Spain.
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260 in twelve hours (Bike Sebring); 255 were completed with the "official" 12 hour time. I missed getting full credit, instead of half, for the last lap by about 30 seconds.

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Please say that was a drafting allowed event! Pretty impressive either way.
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150-Miles in 14-hours.
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300K (189 miles in our case) brevet is the longest, took about 16 hours. I bonked pretty bad about mile 140, it was 90 degrees and there was a headwind in the 20-30 mph range.

Hardest century I ever did though was Creede to Gunnison, Colorado on the 2nd day of the Bicycle Tour of Colorado this June. It was 106 miles with 4 mountain passes, including 2 passes over 10,500 feet. I'm sure there was at least 10,000 feet of climbing involved that day. Took me 11 hours and 10 minutes to ride it and I experenced varying weather conditions from freezing cold in the morning, to hot sun, to sleet on top of one of the passes, to more hot sun, to a thunderstorm on top of the last pass and finally a cold wind into Gunnison.
To update this, I did roughly 275 miles the first 24 hours of the 1200KM Paris-Brest-Paris in 2007. It would have been more, but I stripped out my hub at around mile 125 after suffering through a torrential rainstorm overnight. We started around 11PM to avoid the traffic in the Paris suburbs. It was about 8am when I broke my hub :-( It took about an hour to get another wheel to me. Thankfully I was able to make up some time in the afternoon as it was sunny and the wind was more favorable.
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Old 02-23-09, 02:31 PM   #148
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112 miles on Skyline Drive, Shenandoah NP last summer. I'd love to be in that good of shape again right now
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Old 02-23-09, 02:36 PM   #149
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160 miles. RAIN. ride across Indiana. one way. one day. later.
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263 miles on a 400k brevet, took a wrong turn for a few extra miles and had 2 flats. I did it in just over 18 hours, a very rolling route.
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