Wednesday, 7 January 2009

January - Century a month Challenge

I had decided that today I would get out and ride my 100miles, I had plotted a flat route from round here so I had no long climbs to contend with. I set off just after 9am. The day seemed nice and warmer than it had been, it wasn't long before I entered the mist though. This constant drizzle was to be my companion for the rest of the ride! I never bothered putting my waterproof on though my windproof did a good enough job and I had obviously dressed right as I never got cold. The most notable thing to happen on the ride was a white van man stopping to tell me I had dropped something 50yards back, turns out it was my phone so I was very grateful!

I had a look at my ten mile splits, compared to my overall average. I was pleased to see I finished strong. I felt strong a long the seafront in Southport and was pleasantly suprised to see I averaged 17.3 mph on this stretch.

Stats:
101.8 miles
980m climbed
Average Speed 14.6mph
Total time out of the house 7hrs 36mins

16 comments:

  1. Fantastic achievement there Trio.

    Sorry to hear about your back. I hate knowing you're suffering.

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  2. White van man in nice to cyclist shocker! Well done Trio! I better get mine done soon hadn't I?

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  3. You have a while yet! Maybe choose a day when its not constant drizzle?

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  4. great stuff. The pressure's on now!
    I haven't even figured out when I'm going to do my century this month yet...

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  5. good work! now, are you gonna have a rest day or what?

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  6. That's a fantastic effort on such a miserable day (in fact any day). I thought it was much warmer when I stepped out the door this morning - it was a balmy 1 degree.

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  7. Kate do you know what a rest day is? You are the one that did your century, then ran in the peaks the next day, then did a huge singlespeed ride in the peaks the day after!

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  8. and then i had a rest ;)

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  9. Woohoo! Awesome accomplishment, Trio! A guy in a white van helped you?! White vans are the worst here. Nice to know they aren't all bad ;)

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  10. 101 miles!! Well done. I am planning the metric version. Some how finding seven hours might be a bit tough. The pressure is on for the rest of us.

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  11. I was on a road bike though, you are doing your metric century on a mountain bike, that is hardcore!

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  12. That is fantastic....did the conversion that 100 miles is around 160 km, and that makes my 93km on Tuesday look a little sad now.......BUT.....you have goven me motivation for those times when I feel like I am doing it tough in a 100km, I will think about your 160.....and your weather is cold at the moment too.....brrrrr

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  13. It was 163.83 km yesterday. Legs sore today.

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  14. Congrats trio! You do the route we did for the ToB with a bit of add-ons?

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  15. No very different, only a couple of the same roads and in the opposite direction. Map above.

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  16. It looks like at the end of Jan everyone else has failed the 100mile challange!

    Go trio!!!

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