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Pcad's Cycling 101 for Freds. Lesson 4.

Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Pcad's Cycling 101 for Freds. Lesson 4.

Old 11-14-09, 01:44 PM
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Pcad's Cycling 101 for Freds. Lesson 4.

OK, let's get this straight once and for all. There is no such thing as a 'metric' century. Anyone who professes to ride a metric century is the lowest form of velo life on the planet:

a Metric Fred (aka Canadian Fred)
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I think anyone who boasts about doing a century is pretty low in the ranks of velo life. Metric or otherwise.
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I suppose this is a better thread than the ultra endurance thread I started to proclaim I dream to eventually measure my distances in millennia.
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159/256 of a century for your kind of fractional logic.

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Measure a century in inches to make it sound like you accomplished more.
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I have completed .41 of a century. the remainder will take another 59 years.
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stop that.
I agree. Enough with the PC ad. It was old the second time.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
a Metric Fred (aka Canadian Fred)
So our Freds are .65 American Freds. I guess we have we have higher standards.
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a Metric Fred (aka Canadian Fred)
Yes, but we finish 100 sooner and get to the beer tent sooner. Who are the fools again?
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i just finished my metric half century! man am i whooped. how the hell do you guys complete a metric century? you all must be PRO.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
OK, let's get this straight once and for all. There is no such thing as a 'metric' century. Anyone who professes to ride a metric century is the lowest form of velo life on the planet:

a Metric Fred (aka Canadian Fred)
A *real* century is 100 *nautical* miles.
(That would be ~115 statute miles for you wimps that use that unit of measurement.)
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Should we be taking notes?
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
OK, let's get this straight once and for all. There is no such thing as a 'metric' century. Anyone who professes to ride a metric century is the lowest form of velo life on the planet:

a Metric Fred (aka Canadian Fred)
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

(I did 2 metric decades today !)
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Yes, but we finish 100 sooner and get to the beer tent sooner. Who are the fools again?

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I plan to do the Paul Bunyan Double Century here in MN this year, 202 miles.

Guess that means I'll also be able to claim a triple metric century...

GAK!!!!!

And I couldn't agree with Prof. Pcad more....a "century" is 100 MILES. You users of another measurement system will just have to find your own moniker for 100km. So there. Damnit.
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i just finished my metric half century! man am i whooped. how the hell do you guys complete a metric century? you all must be PRO.
Hahaha. Good one. I'm going to start calling my 30 mile loop a metric half century!
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Only a Fred would care about the definition of a "century".
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Who cares as long as you were out riding ?
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Who cares as long as you were out riding ?
Only Pcad.
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