2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

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2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby TheWall » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:15 pm

I'll kick this one off.

Some fun with some mates this morning. Was hot and humid too.

https://www.strava.com/activities/818239041

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To save space with the stickies, it is probably best to combine the metric and imperial centuries. Of course you can tally one or both.
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Re: The Imperial Century (160km) - 2017 Edition

Postby ironhanglider » Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:02 pm

What's a klm? Is it anything like a km?

Could you edit the subject line in the original post(s) please?

Impressive ride to start.

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Re: The Imperial Century (160klm) - 2017 Edition

Postby g-boaf » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:01 pm

I'm going to try for a pretty big ride on the weekend, perhaps Saturday - see what the weather does.

Just before then end of last year I did a whole heap of 145-150km rides (7 of them in 7 days) that could easily have been imperial centuries with a little bit extra effort, so I guess I should manage one proper one before the end of the break.

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Re: The Imperial Century (160km) - 2017 Edition

Postby CXCommuter » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:59 am

Mine from yesterday- 9 Gorges? solo ride- managed it okay despite a headwind for over half the ride
https://www.strava.com/activities/818268578
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Re: The Imperial Century (160km) - 2017 Edition

Postby NhiTrac » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:16 am

I used to be able to do 150ish km rides quite easily. Then I got a gf and a job that requires lots of travel. Put on 10kg and now struggle to do 50km.

Fast forward 6 years and I'm still struggling :oops:

Goal this year is to 'get back into it'. Hopefully I'll be posting in this thread again in a few months with my strava link showing the 160km ride!
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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby cancan64 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:53 pm

3 this week thanks to a quick bike packing trip.... 3 punctures ended a 4th very early

wet 181km https://www.strava.com/activities/819429352

tough 169km https://www.strava.com/activities/820594735

and to finish off a 190km https://www.strava.com/activities/822729765
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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby chriso_29er » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:57 am

Did my first 100km ride for the year on Thursday.
Hopefully going for my first ever 160km in the next few weeks.
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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby TheWall » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:32 pm

Smashing it CC64. Both well done and good luck Chriso

Anyways, good start to the year with one Metric and one Imperial for me and some decent climbing as well. Not sure I can keep the run rate up...

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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:56 pm

Ticked off the imperial century on Saturday night.

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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:04 pm

Managed a 120km ride last week to kick this off for the year
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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby tcdev » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:11 pm

@Mugglechops: Nice, congrats! Easy enough to find you on Strava but the ride isn't public. :(
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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:15 pm

tcdev wrote:@Mugglechops: Nice, congrats! Easy enough to find you on Strava but the ride isn't public. :(


Yeah I know. That's why I posted the screenshot.
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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby tcdev » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:02 pm

Was interested in the route... but... if it's private...
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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby adam0bmx0 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:13 pm

Fancied one today as it wasn't too hot and the missis was busy.

168km or 104miles, not much elevation but that was intentional, as I recently had an 18 day break so building fitness back again.

https://www.strava.com/activities/839956893

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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby PA » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:42 pm

In the morning, we RIDE.

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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby TheWall » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:45 pm

PA wrote:Does 159.8 km count?
https://www.strava.com/activities/837832487


Ha ha. Missed it by that much. Over 2k of elevation gives you the extra 200m

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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby BenGr » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:16 am

TheWall wrote:
PA wrote:Does 159.8 km count?
https://www.strava.com/activities/837832487


Ha ha. Missed it by that much. Over 2k of elevation gives you the extra 200m

Just fyi 100miles is 161miles

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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby PA » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:57 pm

BenGr wrote:
TheWall wrote:
PA wrote:Does 159.8 km count?
https://www.strava.com/activities/837832487


Ha ha. Missed it by that much. Over 2k of elevation gives you the extra 200m

Just fyi 100miles is 161miles

100 miles is 160.9344 kilometers. I can't lay claim to a Imperial Century yet, but I did ride a couple of kays to the start line but didn't track it on my GPSs.
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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby alh9a5 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:14 pm

Here's me from the weekend about 150km building up to have a crack at 200km ride

https://www.strava.com/activities/838672540

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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby MichaelB » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:17 pm

No imperials yet, but two decent metrics so far this year.

Not bad.

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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby Greedy » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:55 pm

Got my first ever imperial in last Friday at the TDU. Even managed to finish the last 30km with a rear hub that insisted on disassemlbing itself.
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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby alh9a5 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:52 pm

Took advantage of Australia day and picked up second metric century for the year. Weather was near perfect in WA though hot so early start worked a treat even if the headwind took its toll on the legs over the last few kms.

https://www.strava.com/activities/844395319

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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby Arbuckle23 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:34 pm

Magnificent day in Melbourne today to knock up my first ever metric century .
Not planned, just kept riding as I felt good.

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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby warthog1 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:50 pm

^^nice work.

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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby TheWall » Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:55 am

Nice work all especially to the new members doing their 1st milestone rides (or is that kilometrestone).

Finished January with one Imperial and three Metrics after a hilly 111klm this morning.

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