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Has anyone done these century's? Is it worth doing?(6 posts)

Has anyone done these century's? Is it worth doing?Kristin
Feb 28, 2003 2:21 PM
Swedish Days Bicyle Ride - Burlington, IL - I'm not sure I want to do a ride that has the world "bicycle" in the title.

Windy 60 - DeKalb, IL (Okay, not quite 100...but I could do it 2 weeks before my century)

Heatstrok 100 - Burlington, WI. This one looks fun

Metro Metric - Yorkville, IL

Tour de LaPorte - LaPorte, IN - Can anything in LaPorte be good?

Melon Metric - Plano, IL

Cream City Century - Waterford, WI

Harmon Hundred - Wilmot, WI

Apple Cider Century - Three Oaks, MI (Heard good things about this.)
Old Mill Century....TREKY
Feb 28, 2003 2:29 PM Oregon Il. is a really nice one.I did it last year.It's in August and if you like to climb it's a really challenging ride.Lots of hills on the second half.Very good organization and support also.Loads of food and great volunteers.
re: Has anyone done these century's? Is it worth doing?kg1
Feb 28, 2003 3:19 PM
I did the Cream City Century last year and enjoyed it immensely. The route they chose last year was very scenic and well marked. Mostly gentle rolling hills. Parts of the route ran through the Kettle Moraine forest. One of the rest stops was on the shores of a beautiful little lake. Car traffic was light, and the roads were excellent (thanks to high taxes and the dairy farmers needing to get their milk to market).

The rest stops were well stocked -- sandwiches, cookies, fruit and plenty of fluids. If I only do one century next year, this will be the one.

Try the HHHhycobob
Feb 28, 2003 8:07 PM
Come on down to Texas and try the Hotter'n Hell sissy metric century here. Once you've subjected yourself to, and survived the burning heat of the north Texas highways in late August you'll see why this is the nation's best organized century; hands down. Its also one of the largest rides there is...(8,000 to 11,000 riders). But, any century is better than no century. And, with that being said, all of the ones you mentioned are worth riding.
HHH! Yeah baby!Asphalt Addict
Mar 1, 2003 8:19 AM
Hicobob, you're right on target about it being organized well. You might have seen me at packet pickup the last two years where I volunteered with my 78 year old father. I've rode in six(1997-2002). Almost died on the 2000 ride when the temps went to 108f with killer winds of 25 mph. Got to the 90 mile rest stop and started to do an imitation of Linda Blair in the Exorcist. I thought I was in bad shape until I saw the poor guy who had passed out on his bike.
To paraphrase it...hycobob
Mar 1, 2003 2:44 PM
One false move and you're nothin' but a statistic in the Hell of the, Hotter'n Hell Hundred.