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Postby BrwBier » Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:39 am

Who else rides centuries. I've ridden at least one a year since 1986.
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Postby toypusher » Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:41 am

I have done 5, but none in the last 13years!
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Postby SouthernGirl » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:43 am

I did 2 last summer but none this summer. I decided I didn't want to train to a schedule this summer.

I'll probably do a couple next year.
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Postby elmo » Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:01 pm

I have done a lot until about 5 years ago. Now I am happy when I kick 25 out! :(
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Postby looped » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:09 pm

did centurys all the time when i was in a different shape than now. most memorable was the hotter n hell 100 in wichita falls back in aug 1989, temp was 105 winds out of the west at 30 and completed the circuit in 4:23.

shortly after that i went to a mountain bike rally with my rigid fuji and hurt my back. well the doctor did some xrays and found i had a little bit of spina diffida (cant spell that one right) basically was ordered off my bike at that point

still ride sometimes, occasionally hit a trail but it isnt the same as back then.
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Postby mikeschn » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:36 pm

You guys are outrageous... 100 miles? :shock:

I'm happy to do 18 miles. :?

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Postby looped » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:43 pm

mikeschn wrote:You guys are outrageous... 100 miles? :shock:

I'm happy to do 18 miles. :?

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it really isnt as hard as it seems. when i rode i would hit a wall at about 40 miles. once i made it past that there is a trance like state that stays with ya till the last 12 or so cos you know a cold drink is waiting past the finish line then its like you get more energy than you knew ya had. seemed always at the end of a rally i would feel like i could do it again right away.. then after sitting down for a few minutes i change my mind of course.
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Postby SouthernGirl » Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:25 pm

When I was in better shape last summer, I would hit the wall at about 70 miles, depending on how much climbing was involved. If I took a shot at it this summer, in my lousy condition, it would be more like 50.

The problem I have is that after all that pedalling, my feet hurt.
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Postby toypusher » Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:11 pm

SouthernGirl wrote:When I was in better shape last summer, I would hit the wall at about 70 miles, depending on how much climbing was involved. If I took a shot at it this summer, in my lousy condition, it would be more like 50.

The problem I have is that after all that pedalling, my feet hurt.


You need some different shoes, then!
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Postby SouthernGirl » Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:28 pm

toypusher wrote:
SouthernGirl wrote:When I was in better shape last summer, I would hit the wall at about 70 miles, depending on how much climbing was involved. If I took a shot at it this summer, in my lousy condition, it would be more like 50.

The problem I have is that after all that pedalling, my feet hurt.


You need some different shoes, then!


Have a little issue with the arch on the left foot. Will overcompensate with the right. Plus at it's worst, I was riding with those tiny SPD 505s. I've since gotten pedals with larger foot support.

I do need new shoes though. Mine are nasty looking.
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Postby Jason and Amanda » Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:42 pm

I did a 50 mile tour de cure without clip petals. since I could only push down and not pull up on the back half of the rotation... does that count as 100 if i'da had clip petals?
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Postby 48Rob » Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:14 pm

I did a 50 mile tour de cure without clip petals. since I could only push down and not pull up on the back half of the rotation


Is THAT what those things are for? :thinking:

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Postby Fenlason » Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:05 pm

anyone done a double ?
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Postby BrwBier » Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:33 pm

Fenlason wrote:anyone done a double ?

Those people just ain't right.
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Postby jmtk » Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:38 pm

We've done a couple centuries on our tandem, but haven't done any since our son was born (he just turned 8 ). Maybe we'll get a triplet someday and do a century with the whole family! Here's how we looked about three years ago...

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