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Old 2006-10-24, 12:39 PM   #46
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wouldn't an 80-10-1 on a 29 be about equivalent to 100-10-1 on a 36?
No, you need another 0.5555555... miles
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Old 2006-10-24, 01:46 PM   #47
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Jeez - you Brits are jumping on this thing - the 100-miler.

Firstly, you GO guys!

Someday I'll score one of these and enter it here, but my longest rides yet were only 20ish miles.

Sore taint (groin) is my main concern for all that distance. Did you feel it when peeing for the next couple days?
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Old 2006-10-24, 03:01 PM   #48
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I've done three 100 mile rides in a day that I can think of. I've done the ms150 from Houston to Austin 6 out of the last 7 years. The first day is 100 miles. A few of them I didn't make it the whole way the first day. Add me to the list, anyway. Later.

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Old 2006-10-24, 04:29 PM   #49
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My searching for an elevation profile based on a road route is proving tricky. Does anyone know any good tools for going straight from GoogleMap road route to elevation profile?

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=509234. This running tool is one manual point-setting one I've found. I can't find any cumulative height stats though.

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Old 2006-10-24, 05:41 PM   #50
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I got a book about a guy who went across the US and back again (One Wheel, Many Spokes). It's an Interesting book...
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Old 2006-10-24, 07:51 PM   #51
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i havnt but i want to do the tour de france
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Old 2006-10-25, 01:32 PM   #52
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That would be sooo cool! Imagine a Uni on the Tour De France, you wouldn't have any chance of winning though.....
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Old 2006-11-04, 07:06 AM   #53
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Well, it's about 7am here in Nottingham, dawn has just broken, the weather forcast is good, and I've got a hang over. I can't think of any better way to try for the 100 miler!

I'm hoping to get on to the London Underground by early this evening, and will be taking a route past Plumsie and Eddbmxdude. If either of you see me, shout some words of encouragement! If anyone else sees me, please let me know that I'm very very lost!

I'll post again tonight to let you know how I've got on, and if I qualify for a 100-10-1 t-shirt or not. But, in the mean time, wish me luck!

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Old 2006-11-04, 07:44 AM   #54
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Old 2006-11-04, 09:22 AM   #55
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Yeah good luck, let us know how you get on.
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Old 2006-11-04, 02:11 PM   #56
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I'll post again tonight to let you know how I've got on, and if I qualify for a 100-10-1 t-shirt or not. But, in the mean time, wish me luck!
Well, I'm posting earlier than planned, due to... failure

Things started off pretty good, and even my first dismount after 1h20m was a planned one. By then both the thick frost and heavy hangover had started to clear away. At the 20 mile mark I stopped for a 10 min break, and headed off again. Everything was fine until I got to Leicester.

For those of you that don't know Leicester, it is one of those cities that doesn't beleive in road signs, road names, or any other clues to tell you where you're going! So after what seemed like going many miles out of my way (and suffering GPS failure at the same time!), I found where I was going and was back on route for Market Harborough.

That's when I suddenly noticed the shooting pain in my right knee. I tried to carry on for a bit, but realised that doing all the pushing with my left leg wasn't doing that knee much good and it didn't seem to help the right one either. So, after about 40-45 miles (I'll check the maps later for a more accurate distance), and nearly 5 hours, I decided to head back home. Defeated

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Old 2006-11-04, 02:45 PM   #57
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So, after about 40-45 miles (I'll check the maps later for a more accurate distance), and nearly 5 hours, I decided to head back home. Defeated
Defeated for now, but you'll be back.

Knee pain like that is one reason I don't do Coker tours (the other reason being a dislike for extreme saddle soreness). If I'm not careful too much Coker riding will cause knee pain due to Iliotibial band syndrome. If that kicks in the ride is over along with riding for the next couple of weeks (or longer if it flares up badly). So I tend to avoid long rides that may cause ITBS knee pain.
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Old 2006-11-05, 07:04 AM   #58
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I've ridden 107 km, does that count?

That was for the "around the bay in a day" bike ride. I rode it with Max Pfeifer in about 7 hours including breaks.

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Nope, you're about 33 miles short
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Old 2006-11-05, 07:40 AM   #60
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What if I said I did it blindfolded while juggling flaming chainsaws and balancing elephants on my forhead?

-shifty eyes-

Ohh.. and do I get extra points if the only proper training ride that I did was 35 km that I rode a week before? Or is that just stupidity?

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