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Old 03-21-24, 03:35 PM
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DE - Ocean to Bay bike tour 4/26 & 4/27 2024

Its the 35th coral anniversary for the event, sponsored by the Bethany Beach/Fenwick chambers of commerce. Registration is going to be closing soon. Will be my 1st time doing it.

https://oceantobaybiketour.com/
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Hey! Iíll be doing that century on the 27th. Itíll be my first century, my first organized ride, and my first time going over 65 miles (unless I can get some good weather on the NCR Trail between now and then so I can do the full 80).

I donít know if youíre looking for a ride buddy, but Iíd be glad to have one. Iím turning 50 this year, but I do a metric century with a couple stops for fruit and a sandwich in about 4:30. (4:09 without the stops?) I donít really know how to pace for a hundred miles, but am excited to figure it out.
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good luck to you in this, since I'm just getting back into biking again so I was going to do the 10 mile "tour". Folks who do the century amaze me, I find that awesome.
Sadly, I'm having wrist surgery about a week and a half before so I have to bow out.

Have fun & thanks for the offer.
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Oh man, as a guy who had two hand surgeries last year, I wish you luck! Mine went as well as can be expected, but were still weird and not fun.

My wife has just started training for a century at the end of June in the Virginia Eastern shore (also very flat), and I think weíre doing the Seagull Century in September in Salisbury - all contingent on me surviving this ride! Once your wrist is recuperated, I hope you can get on the bike soon!
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I live 6 miles west of the starting point, which is in Bethany Beach, DE. My home is on a road, Burbage Rd, that is on the route. I have never done the ride, I do not like riding with so many others.
It seems to be a well organized and supported event, riders of all types. I always think of putting out water, maybe some snacks, and a table or 2 with bike stuff I would like to part with.
The day of the ride, I get out early and get away from the route to avoid the crowd.
The route is very flat, but the wind is likely going to be strong and gusting, and can be very chilling. A good wind blocking layer that can be removed and stashed is recommended.
I just may be hanging out in my front yard this time.
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Originally Posted by delbiker1
I live 6 miles west of the starting point, which is in Bethany Beach, DE. My home is on a road, Burbage Rd, that is on the route. I have never done the ride, I do not like riding with so many others.
Understandable! I live in Baltimore and once a month hundreds is cyclists take to the streets for Bike Party and do a slow 10-mile ride from a park to a bar. Iíve started thinking about it a last training for riding in a pack. 😀

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The route is very flat, but the wind is likely going to be strong and gusting, and can be very chilling. A good wind blocking layer that can be removed and stashed is recommended.
Good call! Iíve been thinking about reducing the storage on my bike, but maybe a bag to stuff a jacket into is a good plan.

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I just may be hanging out in my front yard this time.
Well, if you see a 6í ginger ride by looking bewildered and tired, say hi!
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Well, if you see a 6í ginger ride by looking bewildered and tired, say hi!
LOL, too funny. Also a 6' ginger female but many mistake me as a dude. And thanks for the well wishes.


DelBiker1,
I live out near Long Neck/Georgetown Airpark but my office used to be near the circle in Reho. Theres a bike ride in umm Aug that one starts in DC the other in B-more and both take the backroad that intersects my road. I'm gonna have to remember to not use that road that day. LOL

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