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What is a respectable time for a century?(4 posts)

What is a respectable time for a century?Tahoe Gator
Jun 4, 2002 5:44 PM
recently completed my first ever century: around Lake Tahoe during a Leukemia event. Ride had 4,000 feet of climbing. Achieved my goal of under five hours, start to finish including stops, with a total average of 20.5 mph. Other than a random rider from time-to-time, did a 2-man, 2-minute rotation with a buddy for the first 80 miles and then finished solo. Did not get passed by a single rider, but it was a staged start "ride" and not a "race" so i have no idea if my time/average speed is respectable. (also posted this on General, but got only 1 reply)
that's respectable nmDougSloan
Jun 4, 2002 7:48 PM
re: What is a respectable time for a century?Soultrain
Jun 4, 2002 8:27 PM
Matter of fact it's so respectable that most of us couldn't match it. i sure couldn't. that is nearly on par with the middle pack racers for power over distance. you must be in great shape.
Considering the climbing, a very good time - nmMcAndrus
Jun 5, 2002 6:03 AM