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Pcad's Guide to Riding a 'Century'

Old 05-23-09, 06:52 PM
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Pcad's Guide to Riding a 'Century'

1.) Put on your bike crap. Be sure you have the iPod.

2.) Eat a good breakfast, take a Powerbar and $5.

3.) Ride your bike 100 miles. Or 110 like I did today.

4.) Be sure to stop at a deli @ mile 70 or so for Gatorade and cookies (that's what the $5 is for).

No registration fees, rest stops, idle chit chat with idiots, or 'being treated badly on a century ride' worries.

God you weenies overcomplicate everything in cycling with your incessant hand-wringing and whining.

Don't discuss. There's really nothing to debate here.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post

Be sure to stop at a deli @ mile 70 or so for Gatorade and cookies (that's what the $5 is for).

No ... rest stops


There's really nothing to debate here.

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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
1.) Put on your bike crap. Be sure you have the iPod.

2.) Eat a good breakfast, take a Powerbar and $5.

3.) Ride your bike 100 miles. Or 110 like I did today.

4.) Be sure to stop at a deli @ mile 70 or so for Gatorade and cookies (that's what the $5 is for).

No registration fees, rest stops, idle chit chat with idiots, or 'being treated badly on a century ride' worries.

God you weenies overcomplicate everything in cycling with your incessant hand-wringing and whining.

Don't discuss. There's really nothing to debate here.

Probably the best guide I've seen for how to ride a century
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Which bike did you ride the 110 miles on?
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Originally Posted by BustaQuad View Post
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In what sense my little Fredling?
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...but did you get a t-shirt?
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you just have to figure out where you'll grab your water and snack refill between 60~80miles in.
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Which bike did you ride the 110 miles on?
The Six13. I can ride that bike all day long. Very comfortable. The S2 is great up until about 3.5 hours, then my back starts hurting, I suspect the geometry might be a little more aggressive, because the handlebar/seat set-up appears about the same. That's fine, most of my rides are <4 hours and the races and competitive rides always are.

Another observation: the Six13 almost feels mushy after the S2, but it's really that compliant rear triangle. That and the Specialized Toupe saddle on that bike is mushy on the right, it's new saddle time, that seat has about a gazillion miles on it.
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Originally Posted by AEO View Post
you just have to figure out where you'll grab your water and snack refill between 60~80miles in.
You might want to review the part about stopping at the Deli with the $5 @ mile 70.
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Originally Posted by NYJayhawk View Post
...but did you get a t-shirt?
+1. As soon as pcad starts silk screening century shirts for all of us, I'll continue signing up for organized events. I've yet to meet a bad century shirt.
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How do you "ride" if you dont own a Cervelo? I only own a Felt
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yeah, but my deli is at mile 60.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
In what sense my little Fredling?
Stopping at the deli = rest stop, more or less. Other than that, sounds good.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
1.) Put on your bike crap. Be sure you have the iPod.

2.) Eat a good breakfast, take a Powerbar and $5.

3.) Ride your bike 100 miles. Or 110 like I did today.

4.) Be sure to stop at a deli @ mile 70 or so for Gatorade and cookies (that's what the $5 is for).

No registration fees, rest stops, idle chit chat with idiots, or 'being treated badly on a century ride' worries.

God you weenies overcomplicate everything in cycling with your incessant hand-wringing and whining.

Don't discuss. There's really nothing to debate here.
Close up Bike Forums. Lock all the theads. Nothing more needs to be said.
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Originally Posted by NYJayhawk View Post
...but did you get a t-shirt?
The shirts they give you on organized rides always suck. They all wind up in the car washing rag bucket.
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....because without the T-shirt, there's no REAL proof that you rode a century, whereas with the "T-shirt as evidence" has been accepted by the Supreme Court as proof of riding a century.
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Originally Posted by BustaQuad View Post
Stopping at the deli = rest stop, more or less. Other than that, sounds good.
Sorry Busta, I have to stop on a 6+ hour ride to refuel. I don't have a domestique to ferry food and water from the team car.
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....because without the T-shirt, there's no REAL proof that you rode a century, whereas with the "T-shirt as evidence" has been accepted by the Supreme Court as proof of riding a century.
But I don't care if nobody believes me. Moreover, nobody except you even gives a **** that you rode your bike any distance at all.
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Originally Posted by VA_Esquire View Post
How do you "ride" if you dont own a Cervelo? I only own a Felt
I saw a Felt bike in the team Chipotle finish the other day. One of the coolest looking bikes I've ever seen. So we can accept a Felt. Besides, my S2 isn't comfy enough for a 5+ hour ride, at least not with my physiology and the S2 geometry. Maybe I could get used to it over time, but I have two other bikes that are very good for longer rides, I use those.
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I did the same thing today! Except mine was a metric century, and it was mostly because I got lost. I had only planned on riding 40... Oh and my $5 was for a spare tube, I got 2 flats, luckily the second one was basically right in front of an REI.
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Originally Posted by NYJayhawk View Post
....because without the T-shirt, there's no REAL proof that you rode a century, whereas with the "T-shirt as evidence" has been accepted by the Supreme Court as proof of riding a century.
My amazingly sinewy legs and gargantuan quads are all the evidence I need.
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No, really. I think you'd feel even BETTER about yourself if you had a t-shirt. Go grab an undershirt and scribble "HTFU" on it, and I swear you'll have an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. If that doesn't work, draw a bunch of logos on the back.
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that is not enough food for me to do 100miles. I am to fat for this sport.
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