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2011 Century Challenge

Old 12-30-10, 05:36 AM
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2011 Century Challenge

This is the thread for those who will not be able to complete the 2011 Century-A-Month challenge.

The Century-A-Month challenge requires that a cyclist ride at least one century 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 throughout the year ... so here it is!



The challenge: Let's see how many centuries we can ride this year ... in any month of the year!!


Get ready ... get set ...............

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One (1) Done - 2 January 2011.

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...r-31-January-3



(PS. Is someone going to start the CAM challenge?)
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Anyone not in the CAM challenge riding centuries this year?
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I've got five planned for this year, on my ss.
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Completed one may 1st, looking to start taking off one sunday a month to do a century
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I'm planning to do six organized centuries this year. I rode one back at the end of February in St. George, UT. Temps were a chilly 38degrees farenheit and raining hard when we started. Didn't get much better throughout the ride. I was glad to be done with that one!

Salt Lake Century coming up shortly on May 21st. Pony Express Century June 6th. ULCER August 6th. Cache Valley Century or Epik Double Centruy on August 27th (I haven't decided yet). Heber Valley Century September 24th.

I'll likely do some other non-organized centuries during June and July.
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My lifetime goal is to do a century in every state. I just finished NC, IL, and NJ over the past three weekends, and I'll do NE and IA this coming weekend. I don't think this quite fits this challenge, but if all the stars align, I'll have finished 16 centuries in 2011.

I list them all on my blog at 50centuries.blogspot.com .
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Originally Posted by Redbeard
My lifetime goal is to do a century in every state.
That is really kool! Good luck to you.
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Probably not quite what you had in mind when you started the thread, Machka, but I'm up to 10 already. Can't call it a century/month since I missed January. In fact most of those in the last 9 weeks. No definite goal, just working out to be a century laden year for me.
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Originally Posted by fc_
Probably not quite what you had in mind when you started the thread, Machka, but I'm up to 10 already. Can't call it a century/month since I missed January. In fact most of those in the last 9 weeks. No definite goal, just working out to be a century laden year for me.
That's EXACTLY what I had in mind!! Racking up the centuries.

Back in 2002 I did 19 centuries, in 2003 and 2004, I did 36 of them each year, and in 2005 I did 31 ... I've kept doing centuries every year since then ... but fewer. Rowan and I have 5 this year so far.
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Originally Posted by Machka
That's EXACTLY what I had in mind!! Racking up the centuries.

Back in 2002 I did 19 centuries, in 2003 and 2004, I did 36 of them each year, and in 2005 I did 31 ... I've kept doing centuries every year since then ... but fewer. Rowan and I have 5 this year so far.
In that case I better get moving! I'm feeling behind already! Thanks!
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I've never done a century before this year. Now I have.
101.3 miles May 7th
111.54 miles May 14th
126.8 miles June 5th
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Last year was my first year doing centuries and I completed 4, all were local events. This year I hope to do more, My first for the year will be this weekend, and have the CRW Climb to the Clouds booked as next months century..... Anyone else doing that or this weekends Bicycles Battling Cancer ride?
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131.3 miles July 3rd
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1 so far in 2011 - 100.09mi. - June 5th. Day one of the Tour de Kota.
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Just curious

is an official century ride 100 miles +

Just want to make sure I have the stats correctly?

as I like to do one myself.
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Originally Posted by worldtraveller
Just curious

is an official century ride 100 miles +

Just want to make sure I have the stats correctly?

as I like to do one myself.
Yes ... 100 miles.
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163 miles July 16th at RAIN 2011.

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...I've done 9 centuries in 2009 and 12 centuries in 2010. Did 100 Saturday 7/30 and did 132 Sunday 7/31/2011. Up to 4 so far this year. Gonna do 175 for the MS Pedal To The Point 8/13-14/2011.
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sunday mountain bike century rides..



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Just finished my third century this past weekend. June, July and August... Doing pretty well but being in the northeast no point in the century a month thread.... As soon as the cold weather comes in my rides get shorter. Looking for a September ride in the area.
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this was from two week ago,..rode from urban new jersey into rural pennsylvania town (doylestown)

alltogether 166miles.
https://connect.garmin.com/activity/112104386
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Originally Posted by Redbeard
My lifetime goal is to do a century in every state

I list them all on my blog at 50centuries.blogspot.com .
Awesome! Is Road Island big enough to do a Century? Hee Hee
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I did my first century in June, 2011. 9.5 hours 12.5 total hours. Flat course.
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Last year was my first year riding. I did one century ride. The Wright Stuff Century in Mt. Horeb WI,

This year I have completed 4 century rides.

Subaru Elephant Rock, CO.
RAGBRAI Karras Loop Century, IA
Wright Stuff, WI
Pedal The Kettle, WI
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