|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.
|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???
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 for||grandemamou|
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
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.