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Century -A-Month 2009

Old 02-02-09, 03:24 PM
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I also came in just under the wire on Saturday with 102 solo miles through the Sam Houston NF and other areas nearby Huntsville, TX. It was a very quiet ride, as for the first time I've had a consistent riding partner and she was unable to join me. We'd been riding a lot lately and I got used to having company, so it didn't take long for me to start singing to myself as I rode...

Any other riders in the Huntsville, TX area? Anyone? Bueller...?

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I haven't made a formal commitment to this or anything, but I do have January and (now) February done. I suppose those are the hardest months.

Sunday I did 101 beautiful, flat, warmish, but windy miles on an out-and-back from Castle Hayne, NC to Garland, NC. I was panning on a loop route, but found that Rt 41 in Harrels was out.
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I decided to try my hand at distance cycling this year and got my first century in on Saturday. I rode alone making three laps to stay within reach of my house just east of Charlotte NC. It took me 6 hours with a half hour lunch.

I have to remember to drink more water in the winter.
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I gotta find some ride to do this month but I did well for January. I'm hoping to do a 200k every month so that'll keep me on track for CAM too.
1/1 133 miles (200k DidNotQualify - time - 2 hours over to first control - total 1h 45min over)
1/10 125 miles (200k Q - 8:20 riding 9 hours total)
1/18 127 miles (200k DNQ - time - 1 minute over at first control - 20 minutes over total)
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I rode my February century 2-3-09, 101.9 miles in a big loop around Eugene and Springfield. It was a nice day, sunny, temps in the mid-50's in the afternoon and no wind until the last 15 miles, but not bad.

Here's the route map, take the magnification out a couple notches for the route overview, also look at the terrain or satellite view to see how much of the ride was in the country.
https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=673521

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Originally Posted by Shifty
I rode my February century 2-3-09, 101.9 miles in a big loop around Eugene and Springfield. It was a nice day, sunny, temps in the mid-50's in the afternoon and no wind until the last 15 miles, but not bad.

Here's the route map, take the magnification out a couple notches for the route overview, also look at the terrain or satellite view to see how much of the ride was in the country.
https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=673521
The route link you posted says Total Distance: 100.0223 miles. Talk about making it by the skin of your teeth!
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I've already washed out. I have competing priorities, which I might have been able to get around, had the weather not been evil for 27 of the 31 days of the month. So now I shoot for 11 of 12.
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Logged my January century on the 31st, Houston to Quintana Beach...my first century ever!
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Originally Posted by kylejack
Logged my January century on the 31st, Houston to Quintana Beach...my first century ever!
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Originally Posted by USAZorro
I've already washed out. I have competing priorities, which I might have been able to get around, had the weather not been evil for 27 of the 31 days of the month. So now I shoot for 11 of 12.
You can join me in the quest for the 2009 "Missed it by *that* much" award.
Had my Jan. century planned for the 31st and ended up missing out due to an eye injury. No CAM this year for me, but I'm still shooting for at least 12 total for the year.
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Originally Posted by CliftonGK1
Had my Jan. century planned for the 31st and ended up missing out due to an eye injury.
Let nothing deter you!
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February Done. Awful windy out there.

February 7, 2009
100.7 miles (3/4 solo)
16.7 mph average speed
6:01:46 moving time
7:06:45 total time

=========EDIT========================

I was going to ride 80 miles today and decided if I was going to ride 80, why not spend an extra hour and get a century in?

February 20, 2009
100.1 miles (solo)
17.9 mph average speed
5:35:05 moving time
6:04:29 total time

=========EDIT========================

Had time to get a third century in this month.

February 28, 2009
108.2 miles
16.0 mph average speed
6:46:30 moving time
7:56:41 total time (riding partner had 2 flats)
23 mph sustained winds, 30+ mph gusts

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Wasn't about to waste a dry Saturday in February, so I set out at 8:30. Was foggy and in the mid 30's when I left. Not only did the fog lift, but the clouds burned off and gave a mostly sunny, low 40's day. Perfect for lightweight winter clothing. Beautiful rolling country highways and a 35 mile (r/t) MUP that is mostly rural woodlands. Started tiring towards the end, putting out enough wattage to maybe run a Hello Kitty night light.

120.14 miles (solo)
17.3 mph average
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I'd love to join this group, Unfortunately I missed January. I did my first Century on tuesday 100.2 miles 6:39 average of 15.9mph. I will also be doing a second century on Feb. 22. So hopefully the two in Feb can make up for Jan. I planned on doing another long ride two days later but my body did not respond as well as I would like, I only completed 40 miles. I was dissappointed but now realize my limits and what rest I need.
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Originally Posted by kylejack
Logged my January century on the 31st, Houston to Quintana Beach...my first century ever!
Good Work.
02-07-2009 100.04 miles
7th century this year.
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I took care of Feb. today; still alive. I finished a 300k, with 5 hours to spare, and never bonked.

p.s. Outrode 10wheels again...
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Originally Posted by jesspal
I'd love to join this group, Unfortunately I missed January. I did my first Century on tuesday 100.2 miles 6:39 average of 15.9mph. I will also be doing a second century on Feb. 22. So hopefully the two in Feb can make up for Jan. I planned on doing another long ride two days later but my body did not respond as well as I would like, I only completed 40 miles. I was dissappointed but now realize my limits and what rest I need.
You're in, keep reporting, woo hoo!!
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February done today, on my MTB: 170 km in 7:35 riding time, 22.3 avg speed, 8:20 total time. 40% unpaved roads.
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Put a fork in February. Luckily we had some unseasonably nice weather yesterday here in the Seattle area (that just means it wasn't raining), so I was able to knock off my century for the month. Actually I decided to make it a 200k just for fun.

Ride Stats:
Distance = 133.7 miles (215 kilometers)
Riding Time = 8h 10m
Elapsed Time = 9h 20m
Total Climbing = 5,602'
Ibuprophen Consumed = 400 mgs (50% decrease compared to Jan century!)
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
02-07-2009 100.04 miles
7th century this year.
Considering we are only 5-1/2 weeks into the year I'd say you are doing pretty good so far.
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2/7 143.67 miles
ride time 09:56:02 200k+
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February done on 2/9, beautiful SUNNY day! Temps mostly in the 30s, it was a great biking day.

101.10miles
15.33mph avg
3482 feet of climbing
total time: 7 hrs, 20 mins

consumed two poptarts, two slices pizza, several chewy granola bars, and liquids.
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Knocked out February...my friend talked me into going down to the valley to try the Jalapeno 100 in Harlingen, TX. It was great ride, a bit breezy, but we survived. It was her first century and she made it like a champ! We hadn't even finished our post-ride beers and she was already talking about doing another one.

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101 miles
~14.6 mph
Ride time somethin under 7 hours
Many cookies, bananas, and PB&J's consumed.
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Feb. is in the books - 2/18

The wind from the NW kicked my butt on this century. I was ready to head home at the 40 mile mark. The long stretch of highway I biked into the wind saw an average speed of about 11 mph. On the way back it was around 26 mph. The wind brought an unexpected cold front and when the temp dropped into the 40's I was pretty much toast since I was dressed for a ride in the upper 50's. Still, an unassisted finish in under 6 hours was a surprise and I feel pretty good about that. Next time I'm going to take someone to draft off of.

101 miles. 5:57 ride time. 16.97 mph average.
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
Good Work.
02-07-2009 100.04 miles
7th century this year.
Amazing. That's very inspiring.
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