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1st Century completed!(4 posts)

1st Century completed!FL Rider
Apr 23, 2001 9:47 AM
Hello everyone,

I thought some I should provide an short report on the century my wife and I completed yesterday(a first for both of us). It was the Spirit of Cycling Century, a ride to assist Rob Kish's RAAM efforts coming up in June. Started good, turned south and hit a wind that was coming in all directions south or east. We stopped at only 3 times for about 5 minutes each and finished the ride in 5:32(riding time), at a little over 18mph average. Total time would be about 5:50, I guess that's not to bad?

Hopefully we do one more century before doing our second MS150 at the end of September. It was a great day, sunny to partly cloudy, just very breezy, but I guess the fairly flat terrain evens it out some.

Our next big challange will be next year's Cycle Across Florida, 170 miles in one day. But for now, were not gonna think about it, but we would like to do it.

Thanks to all of you who gave your tips and suggestions and words of encouragment.

david
Nice job!Humma Hah
Apr 23, 2001 2:44 PM
You've definitely got the right idea -- minimize the stops.
re: 1st Century completed!Ian
Apr 23, 2001 3:02 PM
Congratulations! It is always nice to hear from a fellow Florida rider. I had about 15 riding buddies that went, but I bailed because of mt. biking plans. It is a great feeling doing that first century. Best of luck in cross Florida.
re: 1st Century completed!FL Rider
Apr 24, 2001 5:41 AM
Ian,

I was wondering if you were going to go, but never had the chance to find out before hand. Cross-Florida won't be for awhile, but I think we will be ready for it. Do you know anyone that has done it before?

Of course our measly century pales to Mr. Sloan's post regarding the Furnance Creek Preview ride he did last few days,now that's some saddle time.

david