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1st Standard Time Century Ride Report(19 posts)

1st Standard Time Century Ride ReportPsalm 147-10_11
Oct 30, 2002 8:08 AM
I mentioned in an earlier post that changing from daylight savings time to standard time bums me out.

This year I decided to do something about it. Namely, take Monday off and ride a century. I drove down to Tiverton RI and followed the Flattest Century of the East Route.

Here's my report with a pic of the bike at the start.
New England Stone WallPsalm 147-10_11
Oct 30, 2002 8:12 AM
The TFCE route is really quite nice and this was a great time of year to ride it as the leaves are turning and the air is crisp (about 55 degrees).

Recently, my wife and I built a stone wall in our back yard. Wow, what a lot of work. When I see the length of the stone walls around so many New England farms I am always amazed.
Nice pic.look271
Oct 30, 2002 8:15 AM
Looks like you had a great day to ride!
White chapelPsalm 147-10_11
Oct 30, 2002 8:16 AM
When I stopped to take this photo, I was passed by a husband and wife out for a ride on their old ten speed bikes. I chatted briefly with them as I passed by. They lived down the street and were out for a quick spin. I only saw one other cyclist the whole day.
Buzzards Brewing CompanyPsalm 147-10_11
Oct 30, 2002 8:19 AM
Next time, I'll consider riding the route backwards as I passed this local brewary to early in the day to stop in for a sample. The route also passed several vineyards.
FoliagePsalm 147-10_11
Oct 30, 2002 8:22 AM
The leaves near my home have mostly turned by now, but some of the trees were nearing their peak colors.
Foliagenewhouse
Oct 30, 2002 8:42 AM
Thanks for the great pic - it makes for good wallpaper on my computer. i moved to san diego recently after living in the midwest and east and miss the fall colors.
leavesPsalm 147-10_11
Oct 30, 2002 8:24 AM
Thought this was a good place to stop for a photo.
Oops!Psalm 147-10_11
Oct 30, 2002 8:30 AM
My ride was really a spur of the moment thing and as a result, I had no cue sheet to follow, just the arrows on the road. At mile 90, I found that my route stopped due to construction on a bridge. Apparantly, the bridge was taken down after the official TFCE ride last month.

I managed to carry my bike down the embankment and jump what little water was seaping through the dam that held it back.
Excellent idea!UncleMoe
Oct 30, 2002 8:33 AM
I might try this next year too. I really hate the change back. For the last three days I feel like I've been running late for EVERYTHING. Nothing like 100 miles to work it all out.
FinishedPsalm 147-10_11
Oct 30, 2002 8:34 AM
The Narragansett Bay Wheelmen did a great job arrowing this ride.

Here I am at the finish. All told, 101 miles in 6 hours and 3 minutes. A fun solo century. Anybody want to join me next year for the 2nd Annual Standard Time Century?
I may join next year.mlester
Oct 30, 2002 8:43 AM
I rode TFCE this year and was impressed with the scenery, excluding NB of course. I would like to do it again. The scenery in the autumn is much more appealing than in the summer, I admit.

-ml
Nice job.look271
Oct 30, 2002 10:13 AM
What camera did you use? A digital? Very good quality! Maybe I'll do the std time w/ you next year!?
Olympus C3020Psalm 147-10_11
Oct 31, 2002 6:30 AM
I like it, but it is a little big. I carry it in my jersey pocket, but find it difficult to get out easily.

If I were going to buy one specifically for my rides, I'd probably opt for one that fits in my jersey pocket a bit easier.
Thanks. (nm)look271
Oct 31, 2002 4:39 PM
Good possibilityRay Sachs
Oct 30, 2002 11:47 AM
If the weather looks like it will be anywhere near as nice. Looks like a pretty ride, sounds like about my pace (usually do about 6 1/2 for a real hilly century - could probably knock a half hour off on a flat one). I could even bring my Merckx Ti AX and fit right in :) Keep us posted next year if you remember.

-Ray
I'll join you next year, too! Great pics - just like the ones..jtferraro
Oct 30, 2002 12:43 PM
you provided after the Seacoast century, which I also particpated in.

-Jeff
Nice ride and pictures!Tig
Oct 30, 2002 1:19 PM
I love the leaves and water pictures. Envy can be turned into motivation!

I planned on a nice long ride today since the weather has improved after a solid week of rain. A nasty stomach virus put it on hold until hopefully tomorrow. I'll be sure to take the camera along.
You know I'm in! Nice shots...so familiar!! (nm)RhodyRider
Oct 30, 2002 1:48 PM