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Old 06-08-08, 03:47 PM
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Reno/Tahoe Centuries

Hey everyone. I'm from Reno, and as such my topic seems to fit in better here than in the Southwest forum.

Anyway, I'm getting the urge to ride a century sometime this summer, and was wondering if anyone had any insight into particular rides in the area. I know the Tour de Nez is coming up, and I'm excited to see the pros race in that, but I don't think I'll be in good enough shape in 3 weeks to try a century then.

Another I found while looking around is the Tahoe Sierra Century, which comes in September. A little farther away, but plenty of time to train.

I consider myself a novice-intermediate rider that hasn't ever done any group rides, but a goal of mine is to try a Century this year, and I thought what better time that the summer!

Thanks for the input!
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Have you looked at the MS150 in September out of Northstar at Tahoe? It's not a century per se, but it's not an easy ride to finish both days. I think you have to raise $250 on top of the registration fee. It's run by the Great Basin Chapter of the MS Society, the one out of Reno.
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Another great ride is the Grizzly Century in October. Lots of climbing (~10,000 feet), but none of it steep, and it was probably the most scenic ride I've done. Starts and ends in North Fork, south of Yosemite.

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The Tahoe Sierra on 9/20 should be doable. How much time or how many miles can you ride in a week? I think that will be a too indicator for how ready you'll be for the 100 miler. If you have a decent base, you shouldn't have much problem with even trying a century in July. It's all about what kind of pace you will be riding.
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