managed my first 100 kilometer ride today

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managed my first 100 kilometer ride today

Postby big p » Sat Oct 06, 2012 18:44 pm

I feel like I've stepped up a bit, I've managed to do a 100k ride with almost a 1000 meters of climbing and 50k of very windy, exposed flat.

i seemed to get the pace and fuel supply just right too, i rolled onto the drive with a 99% depleted tank and a big fat grin.

I'm just wondering were the other 60k i need to find is going to come from ?

Any way, here's the data.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/230476447

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Re: managed my first 100 kilometer ride today

Postby Kendal Black Drop » Sat Oct 06, 2012 19:07 pm

Well done.

big p wrote:I'm just wondering were the other 60k i need to find is going to come from ?


You seem to have done a good time/avg speed for your 100k. To do the 100miles you just keep going further, eat and drink more, and it takes a bit longer.

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Re: managed my first 100 kilometer ride today

Postby GiantMike » Sat Oct 06, 2012 20:54 pm

Nice one. Well done.
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Re: managed my first 100 kilometer ride today

Postby andy46 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 21:10 pm

Good going, I was going for this today but ended up running out of steam :roll:

It wasn't all bad as I did 54 miles so it was my first 50 miler. I'll get the 100k next time! :lol:
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Re: managed my first 100 kilometer ride today

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:53 am

brilliant - good profile getting all the difficult climbing in the first half. How did you find belmont from the other side?

I'll have a go at a bit of that route- i need to familiarise myself with the route round brindle/euxton/leyland. well done.
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Re: managed my first 100 kilometer ride today

Postby baldwin471 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:16 pm

Nice one! Managed my first 100km yesterday. 1500m of climbing. Almost killed me :L

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Re: managed my first 100 kilometer ride today

Postby big p » Sun Oct 07, 2012 13:53 pm

Cleat Eastwood wrote:brilliant - good profile getting all the difficult climbing in the first half. How did you find belmont from the other side?

I'll have a go at a bit of that route- i need to familiarize myself with the route round brindle/euxton/leyland. well done.


"Belmont from the other side" feels like a long steady climb, not hard or steep, just long. the hardest bit for me was out in the spud fields of burscough/southport, the road is about 3 meters higher than the surrounding land, the head wind was hideous.

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Re: managed my first 100 kilometer ride today

Postby inseine » Sun Oct 07, 2012 17:25 pm

Well done, great ride.
You might want to up your cadence a bit but it's a detail.
I've just done my 46th 100 this year, so keep going and you'll soon find them much easier.

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Re: managed my first 100 kilometer ride today

Postby big p » Sun Oct 07, 2012 18:49 pm

it is something I've been working on. i usually spin at 80-85 on the flat, i think that 72 average includes the non pedaly bits and i was in the low 60's on the steep Belmont stuff.

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Re: managed my first 100 kilometer ride today

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Sun Oct 07, 2012 19:13 pm

big p wrote:it is something I've been working on. i usually spin at 80-85 on the flat, i think that 72 average includes the non pedaly bits and i was in the low 60's on the steep Belmont stuff.

The max cadence says 205 :shock:

That's more than three revs per second... is that even possible? (Don't think I could pedal that fast, but then I'm pretty new to it all :oops: )
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Re: managed my first 100 kilometer ride today

Postby big p » Sun Oct 07, 2012 19:19 pm

don't believe everything you see on a Garmin device, the 205 reading must have been a glitch.

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Re: managed my first 100 kilometer ride today

Postby nweststeyn » Sun Oct 07, 2012 23:34 pm

Well done... just keep setting and beating targets and you'll be at 160km in no time! I started off riding 20km thinking it was far and in less than a year completed five 160 to 200km rides back to back!

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Re: managed my first 100 kilometer ride today

Postby Kieran_Burns » Mon Oct 08, 2012 18:07 pm

andy46 wrote:Good going, I was going for this today but ended up running out of steam :roll:

It wasn't all bad as I did 54 miles so it was my first 50 miler. I'll get the 100k next time! :lol:



The first time I did 100Km was when I was aiming for a 50 miler. The section when I got to 25 miles out was an 'out and back' and I just kept going :lol:

I then realised I could be on for a 100Km ride and added a loop on at the end that took me to 64.25 miles.

My first 100 miler was a Sportive and frankly I'd recommend anyone who wants to hit that milestone to do the same. You get to a point where carrying on is difficult mentally and being with other people REALLY helps
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