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woo hoo! TNSquared's first century (saturday!) CONGRATS!!!(6 posts)

woo hoo! TNSquared's first century (saturday!) CONGRATS!!!JS Haiku Shop
Aug 25, 2003 5:42 AM
TN2 got up before the dawn saturday and navigated debris-strewn roads (following the prior night's gulley washers), first ride of any length by headlight, to complete 100 miles & spare change at just under 17 mph (finished at around 11:30 AM). he rode strong the whole time and finished with plenty left in the tank. it appears he's starting to master eating, hydrating, and pacing on the bike.

this crazy man gets my vote for most improved/most accomplished in such a short time on the bike this year. he's learned lots and come a long way, though he still needs to work on his stop sign sprint.

congrats to TNSquared!

-J
The "anti-training week" worked . . .ms
Aug 25, 2003 6:19 AM
A first century always deserves congratulations -- especially after the "anti-training week" that TNSquared chronicled on Friday. Here's to many more centuries (and longer rides, too).
well enough . . .TNSquared
Aug 25, 2003 10:38 AM
If there was a blessing to my immediate and involuntary riding hiatus, it's that I was much too busy to burn the excess energy I stored up from not riding. Guess it came into play on the ride - I was so wound up by Friday night that when the storm woke me around 12:30, I started thinking about rollout and couldn't go back to sleep.

Riding by headlight for the first two hours somehow made the overall ride seem much easier, almost like a 2 hour warm up followed by a steady effort for 70 miles.

Courtesy of J's organization, several of us from Memphis are travelling to Birmingham (AL) in two weeks for the B'ham Bicycle Club's DC, so Saturday's "success" is a real confidence boost. Still, I think I'll opt for more of a gradual taper for Birmingham. :)

I've opted for the 134 mile route option, while J and most of the others are doing the DC. Never thought I'd feel like a wimp doing 134mi, but there it is!
He was stronger at 100SpecialTater
Aug 25, 2003 6:50 AM
than I was at 50. I finished with the the 3 that started at 4AM and had about half the mileage they did. I was in some pain. Congrats, TN. Strong.
Sprinting.......TNSquared
Aug 25, 2003 11:19 AM
A glaring weakness I need to work on, yes, but first I have a score to settle with a certain Mt. Magazine - possibly in October.

My strength is not climbing or sprinting, just that I have enough stupidity to keep going back for more.
guts inversely associated with IQ nmJS Haiku Shop
Aug 25, 2003 11:32 AM