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First century in the books...(6 posts)

First century in the books...FTMD
Sep 8, 2003 11:20 AM
I'll save the long story, but I did my first century this past saturday. 105 miles to be exact. Followed that up with a 78 miler on Sunday, so I'm pretty dang wiped out right now. Hopefully, when the soreness subsides, I'll be able to enjoy the accomplishment a little more.

One thing that I have read on here and realized is true...100 is just a number. It's all mental. I'm looking forward to the next one.

Congrats...tough to follow up with another 78mi [nm]bent_spoke
Sep 8, 2003 12:11 PM
re: First century in the books...shoalin
Sep 8, 2003 2:18 PM
Sound like you just did MS150 in columbia MO. I did the same thing last weekend. First day was great 100 miles, second day was a drag to push that bike up hill. Over all good time.
That's just what I was thinkingvindicator
Sep 8, 2003 2:56 PM
had to be the MO MS150.

I was with a larger group, and two of us were planning on doing the century both days (my first century was in May, but this would be my first back-to-back). Another of our group was riding slower with his 14 year old son, and one of our guys split the weekend by doing the century with us on day one and hanging back with father and son on day two.

Well, anyway we did the 105 on Saturday no problem.

Sunday, we (evidently along with numerous other century hopefuls) missed the turnoff for the century loop and came in at 78. We decided to ride back out to the last rest stop, wait for the other three, and ride back together. We got some mighty strange looks on our way back out!

Anyway, the plan worked, we were only off the bike for 5 or 10 minutes waiting for those guys and we got to cross the line five abreast. Fun stuff. With the extra loop, day two came to 98 miles, which was close enough for us given that we were 5 over on day one.

Congrats to all!

Sep 9, 2003 7:55 AM
yup, the MO MS150.

I had a few thoughts of doing the double, but my riding partner was not feeling too good, so I didn't give it serious consideration on Sunday. I'm surprised how many people missed that turn. I recall that "75" was painted and circled on the road pointing left, but don't remember what indication there was for the 100.

I do remember being warned at the prior rest stop to obey all traffic laws in Fulton, as the city police were pulling riders and SAG wagons over. I'd like to know if they were ticketed or just hassled.
Sep 8, 2003 8:38 PM
You could move the next day??? I hadn't trained hardly at all and my overtly zealous friend says
"SURE we can do the full 100"
Me- "I dunno, that's a long way"
Freind- "come onnnnn"
I've never been one to resist peer pressure. Congrats and I hope you rip through many more.