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First century ride report(9 posts)

First century ride reportJervis
Jun 3, 2003 2:08 PM
I've been mountain riding for a little over a year now and got into the roadie gig back in late April. I just this weekend rode my first century ride at the Udder Century in Northern Illinois and IT WAS A BLAST! A friend and I started late and I believe were almost the last riders done (out of 1100) but we finished it averaging 15.0 mph for the whole thing (with which I was impressed). The weather was absolutely PERFECT at around 65 degrees and clear as crystal with only a slight bit of wind. I plan on doing another one this weekend, I think it's somewhere up in Southern Wisconsin. It was one of the most exhausting thing's I've done (short of cross country racing [running, not riding]) but it was well worth it, and I'm sure it will be much easier after some training. The ride was extremely well set up and the rest stops were exceptional, props to the McHenry Club. There's no passion forum on this site so I just thought I'd share and I hope everyone that rode the udder had just as much fun as I did.

Bike PicsJervis
Jun 3, 2003 3:17 PM
I posted a couple of weeks ago regarding some shifting and gear issues I was having, mainly my obsessive need to convert from my present down tube friction shifters to STIs. I finally decided the STI's would be too much trouble and money to upgrade my bike too (85 Cannondale Tourer 500) so I picked up some Ultegra Bar-cons. I thought that for the above ride I would definetely need the shifters and possibly some new tires (I found this bike in the lake near where I go to school, didn't want to take on 100 miles on lake tires) but everything held up exceptionally and I had no problems at all. Anyway people requested a pic of the bike so here it is, minus the bar-cons and tires that didn't show up in time for the ride.
"found this bike in the lake "Drone 5200
Jun 3, 2003 3:25 PM
That's the best thing I've heard in a while! Bravo!
Strange women lying in ponds distributing bikes is no basis...vindicator
Jun 4, 2003 6:10 AM
for a system of government!

Sorry, couldn't resist. Congrats on your first century and keep it up!

Strange women lying in ponds ... always loved that line! nmMrDan
Jun 4, 2003 8:09 AM
I believe the line is "Strange tarts lying in ponds".nmmecrabby
Jun 4, 2003 10:02 AM
You're thinking of "watery tarts lobbing scimitars" I think. J?TNSquared
Jun 4, 2003 10:35 AM
Pronounced "wah-trie" !! nmnoveread
Jun 4, 2003 11:18 AM
See this linkvindicator
Jun 4, 2003 12:39 PM

or just Google the phrase (with quotes) "strange women lying in ponds"