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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up Home-cooked imperial century

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    In a country governed by the metric system, imperial centuries are a rare animal.

    So today we managed on our own, supported by power gels, bars, a coke, a stopover with one non-alcoholic beer, an espresso and a cheese sandwich as well as "nut croissants" (that's a pastry with a moist nut filling - very nutritious).

    170 K plus 1850 meters elevation gain. Phew. The last 60 were flat, thank the gods. But with headwind, pulling became hard work.

    Average 21.5 kph - total ride time, with stops, 9 hours. The minute we entered our neighborhood again rain came pouring down, so talk about utilizing opportunity when it's there.
    My butt hurts. I need a fattier "bottom ointment".

    Yep, our most epic ride so far.
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  2. #2
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    Congrats on it and the oomph to do your own!

  3. #3
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    good job!

    good job!

  4. #4
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    Nut croissants!!!! Yum!!!

    It is always wise to go into longer rides with good fuelling options.

    And good job on the ride - I was just really distracted by the food....
    Sarah

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  5. #5
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    I ended up doing a 120-mile ride yesterday, and unfortunately, there were no nut-croissants. I didn't properly fuel at all and I'm paying for it today - tired, listless, unmotivated, and hungry!
    For 3 days, I get to part of a thousand other journeys.

  6. #6
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    Alpine- Wow! Congrats on completing your self-supported century!!!! I, too, was distracted by all the food... sounds yummy!!!! Kudos to you!


    and PedalWench- you did 120 miles???? Why??? Just kidding- that's iiiiiinnnnncredible!!!! I'm in awe and amazement!


    So proud of you both!!!
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    Ha! Mine was really a mistake -- I only thought we were doing 100. Ooops! Should have done the math first. It was especially bad since I should be recovering from Ride the Rockies. And a bruised/broken rib. Ooops!
    For 3 days, I get to part of a thousand other journeys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedal Wench View Post
    Ha! Mine was really a mistake -- I only thought we were doing 100. Ooops! Should have done the math first. It was especially bad since I should be recovering from Ride the Rockies. And a bruised/broken rib. Ooops!
    ...wow - you're a stud.... (that's all I can say)
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