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I just did my first Century whoa hooo!(5 posts)

I just did my first Century whoa hooo!ChrisVedral
Sep 2, 2001 12:21 PM
WEll im 15 and i just got back from my first century. There was a lot more people there than i expected so i thought it'd be fun. it was a 3 day thing and saturday i did 31 miles and sunday i did 110 miles. Im soo tired now and i got a massive sunburn.Ive been riding for about 3 months so far and i felt strong so i tryed it. I did the 110.4 miles in 5 hours and 36 minutes. what would u say a good time would be? I stayed with a pretty fast pack the whole time but there was some pretty big hills..Well i just wanted to tell ya'll.

Chris Vedral
re: I just did my first Century whoa hooo!4bykn
Sep 2, 2001 12:34 PM
Fifteen year old, and doing a century with average speed of 19.7? I'd say you kicked a$$! Nice job.
re: I just did my first Century whoa hooo!BC
Sep 2, 2001 3:34 PM
Dude, that is awesome! I am also 15 and am planning on doing a century in November. I mountain bike race and road ride for training. What is your training plan? Are you always this fast? Or were there downhills where you gained a lot of time? Just intersted.

Thanks,

BC
well..ChrisVedral
Sep 2, 2001 4:09 PM
I did gain a lot of time on the downhills, and i only stayed at the rest stops for a minute or two and skipped a few stopps, but i was riding with a really fast group who didnt try to pace themself and i figured if i try to keep the pace with these guys and get some draft its gunna be a lot better then riding with no draft by myself. some of the time i thought i was just gunna die and need sag support bur i kept on and before i knew it the ride was over and i did the miles and i was happy as hell.
As for a training plan on Mondays i weightlift, tuesdays do a fast 30-35 miles group ride wednsedays weightlift, thursdays fast 30-35 mile group ride friday rest saturday rest and sunday do a 40-50 mile ride. I dont know if thats much of a training thing but thats what i do and ive been getting better everyday.

Chris Vedral
Sounds more like windburn to me ...Humma Hah
Sep 3, 2001 3:45 PM
... with speeds like a Space Shuttle on re-entry! No wonder your skin is all burned ... a 5-hour century is the "holy grail" for a lot of riders, and at 5:36 for 110 miles, you very nearly hit it.

Honestly, though, at your age a bad burn will come back to haunt you. A lot of us old poots are suffering skin cancer and prematurely wrinkled skin from getting cooked like that when young. Get some good sweat-proof sunscreen, like maybe Coppertone Sport Spray, SPF 30, before your next ride.