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    OT - Popped my 100 mile road bike cherry today.

    I used to road bike back when there were no mass mtb's. Circa 1985 I switched to mtb's and never looked back. Fast forward to 2010 and a neighborhood riding group I hooked up with rides both MTB and Road so I got back onto a Road bike.

    fwiw - I love MTB with others or alone - but find I really only like roading with other people...

    The group took today off work and did a 100 mile ride. Phew! I made it, even with a cold.

    Good stuff.

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    wow.. sounds painful.

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    To think about riding 100 miles is crazy to most people, To do it is great feeling!!!! I did my first century two months ago and have been doing one a month from that time on.

    Randy, Great job...........

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    Nice job! How many rest stops did you take?

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    Impressive. That must have felt hella good to finish! Now to do it on the mountain....
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    Right on! Going to try and do my first metric century. During my first tour de cure ride this coming March. Plan on starting some road work this weekend.
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    Nice job Randy!...always feels good to do a century on the road bike. Mine isn't feelin' the love during winter since higher speeds = colder !

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    Three important things I learned on this ride, and 1 reinforcement.

    Important things I learned:
    1) You can do far more on your bike than you may have originally thought.
    2) Anti Monkey Butt is good stuff
    3) I will never again buy cycling shorts that have a seam where the panels come together anywhere near where my rear end meets the saddle.

    Reinforcement
    1) Brooks leather saddles = good stuff


    We took plenty of breaks, coffee at Cave Creek Coffee Company, nice long lunch at Fountain Hills, 1 flat tire stop, and a few other stops to munch some food and take a quick rest. We weren't setting out for a record time, just to do the 100 miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyharris
    I used to road bike back when there were no mass mtb's. Circa 1985 I switched to mtb's and never looked back. Fast forward to 2010 and a neighborhood riding group I hooked up with rides both MTB and Road so I got back onto a Road bike.

    fwiw - I love MTB with others or alone - but find I really only like roading with other people...

    The group took today off work and did a 100 mile ride. Phew! I made it, even with a cold.

    Good stuff.

    Click on the image below for full size.

    Nice job. I fell three miles short of my first 100-mile mt bike ride in a day in December. My new goal (and dare I say New Year's Resol.....no, I don't) is 200 miles at this year's 24 Hr in OP (did 128 miles in 24+ hours last year).

    I think my first century was at the El Tour De Tucson. My longest was 250+ at the Furnace Creek 508, but that look me and my partner 30+ hours (but it was non-stop).
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    Nice job and congrats! Finishing your first one feels incredible and shows you it's not as daunting as the number seems. Butt lube and the right chamois are key to a happy saddle interface. May you have many more.
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    WOW good job...I couldnt imagine going that far unless I had a gas pedal under my right foot..one day perhaps! Amazing

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    hehe, I just laid out a route from home to Bartlett Lake and back, a hair over 100, but twice the elevation as yesterday's ride. (yesterday was 2,650 ft, this is 5,110 ft. (btw - I use corrected elevation, the Garmin usually reports higher.)



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    Great job, still looking to get my first road bike, then see how long it take before i can do that, By the way, what mapping software is that?

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    Congrats on your first century! Agree with your comment re: group rides. In 2010, I did the Texas MS-150 and did all my long training rides (80+ miles) by myself. What a drag. I'm just starting to ramp up for the 2011 TX MS and have looked into a few groups. Again, congrats.

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    well done.

    maybe time for another mtbrs on skinnytires group ride? I have barely been on my roadie in a year, but with an interesting route and company the miles go by fast. Dgangi took me on a ~50 miler through PV, Moon Valley etc this summer - it was a ton of turns and ups\downs, but the scenery was so cool it was worth.

    My first (and only) hundy on the roadie was a charity ride consisting of 23 4.2 mile loops, with 8 stop signs. Its was kinda awful, but still only took 5.5 hrs at a steady pace.
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    That climb out of Bartlett is going to be killa' !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chollaball
    well done.

    maybe time for another mtbrs on skinnytires group ride? I have barely been on my roadie in a year, but with an interesting route and company the miles go by fast. Dgangi took me on a ~50 miler through PV, Moon Valley etc this summer - it was a ton of turns and ups\downs, but the scenery was so cool it was worth.
    The ride up, over, through Mummy Mt. is amazing!
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    I've been meaning to do that Bartlett Lake ride too... 66 miles RT from my house. Google maps says 1hr 6 min one way....oh wait, that's by car....lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phxrider
    Great job, still looking to get my first road bike, then see how long it take before i can do that, By the way, what mapping software is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo
    That climb out of Bartlett is going to be killa' !!!

    Last year I did home to Bartlett to Cave Creek, beers, dinner, beers, and a ride home in a truck! LOL - I think I'm ready to do the full meal deal this time around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chollaball
    well done.

    maybe time for another mtbrs on skinnytires group ride? I have barely been on my roadie in a year, but with an interesting route and company the miles go by fast. Dgangi took me on a ~50 miler through PV, Moon Valley etc this summer - it was a ton of turns and ups\downs, but the scenery was so cool it was worth.

    My first (and only) hundy on the roadie was a charity ride consisting of 23 4.2 mile loops, with 8 stop signs. Its was kinda awful, but still only took 5.5 hrs at a steady pace.
    Great idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyharris
    Great idea
    I'm in.

    (Depending on family and work schedules of course.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by randyharris
    Great idea
    hook it up brutha! i've been really remiss in checking out N. Scottsdale roadie routes. just a few quickies up Thompson Peak etc. Folks say Bartlett Lake on the weekend is playing with your life, however...
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    Down for a group road ride schedule permitting.....I've been back on the road bike for little over a year after many years away from that at riding mtb 100 %.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjkm
    Down for a group road ride schedule permitting.....I've been back on the road bike for little over a year after many years away from that at riding mtb 100 %.
    +1 if you guys want to do a road ride I am in. I need to get rid of the excess spare tire from the holidays. I took two trips up the the top of South Mountain the last Silent Sunday and was a bit more tired than I usually am towards the second trip into the parking lot of the TV towers. I did Desert Classic C2C2C on the SS the day before, but felt fine after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chollaball
    well done.

    maybe time for another mtbrs on skinnytires group ride? I have barely been on my roadie in a year, but with an interesting route and company the miles go by fast. Dgangi took me on a ~50 miler through PV, Moon Valley etc this summer - it was a ton of turns and ups\downs, but the scenery was so cool it was worth.

    My first (and only) hundy on the roadie was a charity ride consisting of 23 4.2 mile loops, with 8 stop signs. Its was kinda awful, but still only took 5.5 hrs at a steady pace.
    Somebody want to start a thread so we can decide on a date? It would be kinda funny to do the ride in DH gear and run into a group of Road Nazi's

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    I'm down for a road ride anytime, count me in as well. If anyone is interested the casa grande century is this Sunday leaving out of Chandler. A few friends and I are doing it.
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    I'm in for a Saturday SoMo reverse shuttle day!!
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    Hey Randy, Thanks for the mapping software info, I have the Mac, just not the right GPS, maybe I will have to upgrade

    Thanks again,

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