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Old 03-29-10, 07:21 PM
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So I did my longest ride ever, in preparation for the MS150; 75 miles. Finished in 4.5 hours, but felt pretty good afterwards and yesterday.
The distance was great, unfortunately, it was faaaaaaaaar more flat than the ride to Austin. Now the bike shop has my bike until Friday, so I guess I'll be mountain biking this week.
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Speaking of bike shop, you just reminded me that I need to get mine inspected. I managed 66 miles in 4.5 hours. At least I won't be too far behind you!
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Congrats on the 75 miles. I did my personal best of 45 this weekend and it is a great feeling of accomplishment.
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Bike Barn has their free ones through April 9, I believe.
And I'm planning on taking 6-7 hours when those hills come into play.
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The hills will slow you down and it is much tougher than riding on the flats. I avg 18-19 mph on the flats and only 16-16.5 mph on the hills. Depending on where you start from Day 1 can be 100 miles. Any one done a century lately with 60-70 of the ride in hills?
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I'm starting from Katy, so how far is it from there roughly? I tried to download the maps last night, but it wouldn't let me for some reason.
And no, I haven't done a century yet, with or without hills. I'm just going to take it easy and go at my own pace so I don't blow up.
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The Rhodes start in Katy shortens the ride by 20 miles, but those are 20 flat miles. Your day one will be 80 miles, with about 60 of that of hills.
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Originally Posted by mthayer
Congrats on the 75 miles. I did my personal best of 45 this weekend and it is a great feeling of accomplishment.
As someone pointed out in the Road Cycling forum, the inspections are not required. They are done as a courtesy to the riders. They seem kind of pointless to me, because I maintain my own bikes.

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...pushing-chains
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The inspection guarantees "free" labor on any repairs you may need during ride, you still have to pay for the parts.
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Originally Posted by aggarcia
The Rhodes start in Katy shortens the ride by 20 miles, but those are 20 flat miles. Your day one will be 80 miles, with about 60 of that of hills.

Okay, thanks.
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Okay, so my new personal best is 100 miles. I did the Space Race today. It took much longer than anticipated because we had 2 options; headwind or crosswind. I'm kind of hurting, but I figure that's to be expected after riding 100 windy miles. I think the hills will be slightly easier to handle than before having now ridden some pretty long (50+ miles) windy rides.
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Cool. 10Wheels was talking about how tough it was last year due to the wind, good to know you did well.
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Congratulation on the 100 mile ride.
The wind effected some late in the day.
The radient heat from the sun got to a few on the riders.

The wind and the sun hit these riders hard:



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The question is could you now ride another 80 miles today? The MS150 is a two day event. The 100 miles was a good ride. Hopefully no head wind on the MS150.
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