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Completed the century !!!(9 posts)

Completed the century !!!flyinbowlofmilk
Jul 21, 2002 6:03 PM
Today I went out on a LBS group ride with my full Ultegra road bike. I was just going to do some training with the group. But to my suprise I did the century on my own. I finish it in 3hr and 45 mins,with a avg of 25mph. I was surprise that I completed the century on my own. As far as the LBS group they dropped me. But I am excited that I completed the Century goal that I set for myself last year. Now it leaves me to set future goals.

Keep Cycling

re: ... Izzat like a...Akirasho
Jul 21, 2002 11:55 PM
flying bowl of milk, or a fly in a bowl of milk???

Congratz on your century and an excellent time regardless of the terrain (it actually computes to a hair under 27 mph if completed in 3 hours and 45 minutes).

You weren't by chance in the Provence region of France today when you got dropped by the "LBS group" were you???

We abide.

Remain In Light.
re: ... Izzat like a...Carbon fiber fanatik
Jul 22, 2002 1:50 AM
a most impressive first sorta solo century..! I better get off my duff and go ride..! Wait.. gotta go to work...
Jul 22, 2002 3:16 AM
I am riding my 25th century in a few weeks from now. We will have a large group on full dura-ace or record bikes and are hoping to average 20/22 mph on completely flat terrain with a strong tailwind. What's his secret?
It's all in how you calibrate your cycle-computer...klay
Jul 22, 2002 10:43 AM
Seriously, my 10 yo Sigma lost battery power over the winter and I can't find the instructions on how to set it up again. I kind aguessed using some of their instruction sheets oniline. I think I added 10 miles to every 30 mile ride with just a push of a button. ;-)


PS Don't tell me how to calibrate this thing. I would like to get a new one and this is my best excuse in 10 years...
Are you sure your watch didn't stop?ColnagoFE
Jul 22, 2002 6:09 AM
27MPH AVERAGE? so the LBS group musta averaged over 30MPH! Not saying I don't believe you, but this is really hauling even over a flat course with a tailwind. Are you a pro racer? I think that the peloton in the TDF averages right around that speed. I personally feel lucky if I can do a century under 5 hours--especially not drafting. If you really did a sub 4 hour century you have my total respect.
Whatever you do forgrandemamou
Jul 22, 2002 7:20 AM
a living, you are in the wrong profession. If you can average 27 mph over 100 miles alone, you should be in France.

The fastest avg. I have ever had on a century is 24.5 mph. This was with a large,fast group. Alone, I would be happy with 20.
Been looking for one of those 100 mile downhills myself.djg
Jul 22, 2002 9:09 AM
Tough to find, here on the east coast.
re: Completed the century !!!aliensporebomb
Jul 22, 2002 12:05 PM
I can just see it now. He thinks he's on a group ride, but it's the Tour de France. A 25 mph average rocks - wish I could do that.

THREE HOURS AND FORTY FIVE MINUTES? I salute your speedyness.

Remind me never to go on the group ride with your LBS. If
they dropped you at a 25 mph average they have to be using
rocket fuel.

Remind me to post the embarassing story of my first century sometime. It's back when I knew absolutely nothing about bikes or sports nutrition and, well, I bonked pretty badly.

Impressive ride!