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

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

Postby chriso_29er » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:04 pm

2nd metric for me on Aus Day.
Still haven't got a chance to do my first 160 yet :(

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

Postby alh9a5 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:41 pm

Nice ride there Chriso_29er..plenty of climbing in that one..great work :D

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

Postby chriso_29er » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:12 pm

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

Postby cancan64 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:28 pm

went out yesterday for my 100km Gran Fondo ride.... 40 km to a forest, 20km of forestry roads and single tracks and then home with a bit of a head wind.... got to the top of my street having been out of water for a while and wrecked but was on 95 so went around the block and got to the bottom of my street on 98.5km... most of my street is very steep but thought I would battle up to the top and then back down until I turned into it and hit the head wind again... so detoured a bit on the flattish section and got to my driveway at 99.9 so climbed a bit more and got home on 100.1 km .
saved the ride which auto uploads as I took off my helmet.... re uploaded as I took off my shoes... deleted all rides and then noticed that the ride hadnt uploaded.... have to do it again now
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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby Sparx » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:58 pm

218 for me today. Was so wrecked in the heat I had to get rescued 5km from home. Couldn't drink, light headed.

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

Postby Arbuckle23 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:46 pm

2nd metric for the year (and forever).
Next aim is that Imperial.

I need to get moving on those distances, been talked doing Around the Bay this year ;)

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

Postby ironhanglider » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:04 am

First metric for the year for me. I do plenty of k's but rarely get a chance to do lots of them at a time. I will admit that I looked at my phone near the end and added in a few extras to make sure I got over the line.

I was pleased to still be setting PRs near the end of the ride.

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

Postby TheWall » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:21 am

February saw lots of 50-60 days rides but not much opportunity for longer. Seized the day(s) this weekend with an Imperial (1550m elevation) yesterday and a Metric (1250m elevation) this morning.

YTD: Metric - 4 & Imperial - 2

Might take a couple of days off the bike me thinks.

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

Postby cancan64 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:01 pm

I re did my 100km ride on the weekend...magic day over here but had a busy day so stopped at 104
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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby Duck! » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:54 pm

Do I get double points for doing it on the MTB? :-P

107km, 7 hours 12 mins, and did a "Kosiuszko" (well, slightly over) with 2233m vertical (Mt Kos is 2228m). :-)
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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

Postby Arbuckle23 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:29 am

Duck! wrote:Do I get double points for doing it on the MTB? :-P


What about an upgrade to an imperial? 8)

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

Postby khendar » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:17 am

Came so close yesterday. 94km on the Sigma, 87km on Endomondo. I'll get it next week.

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

Postby Mustang » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:11 am

I'm 65 yo come on you younguns
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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby TheWall » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:28 pm

Mustang wrote:I'm 65 yo come on you younguns
https://www.strava.com/activities/878442386


Always funny when you manage to spot yourself on someone else's Flybys. I think our group of 10-15 was heading Sth (for my Sat Imperial) in Mooloolaba when you were heading Nth.

Nice riding btw.

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

Postby khendar » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:50 pm

Now there is a user name to strike fear into the hearts of cyclists everywhere.

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

Postby khendar » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:46 pm

Told you I'd get it this week :)

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

Postby Hergest » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:55 pm

167 kms today in the miserable weather. Beats sitting at home gazing out at the rain.

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

Postby biker jk » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:19 pm

Hergest wrote:167 kms today in the miserable weather. Beats sitting at home gazing out at the rain.

https://www.strava.com/activities/888040949


Yes I was going to ride no matter what. Did over 120km, my fourth metric century this year along with a near 250km.

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

Postby trailgumby » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:51 pm

My second (or third??) metric century this year. Hardest ride I've ever done. This group (Forest Rollers) I tagged along with is seriously quick. I had nothing left with about 20km to go.

https://www.strava.com/activities/895129973

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

Postby duds2u » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:55 pm

Mustang wrote:I'm 65 yo come on you younguns
https://www.strava.com/activities/878442386


I'm with you Mustang. Same age and have 9 metrics up for the year

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

Postby Jash Rider » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:10 pm

100.08km this morning in 3hrs 31 mins. Hit a wall at 84km and could hardly keep it above 25kph, but got a second wind at around 94km and managed to sprint the last kms home at 40-45kph.

I couldn't even ride over Christmas holidays due to a knee injury and only have been able to ride reasonably well the last three weeks.

I'm hoping to crack a double century by May/June.

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

Postby bychosis » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:41 pm

Think it was my first metric century on road today. Combined a ride to the start, Loop the Lake and an aborted ride to sons soccer game to give me 105km. Done the metric off road quite a few times. On road is definitely quicker.
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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby Jawa » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:51 pm

Notched up 3 digits for the first time ever today ... well chuffed :D


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

Postby TheWall » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:27 pm

1st ever 200k effort for me today (1550m elevation). 140k solo and avgd over 30kph so was happy with that.

Interestingly, I decided to not have my speed displayed on my Garmin to stop me ummm, 'obsessing' :D over it during the ride. Ride was super enjoyable and hardly looked at the Garmin all day. Great day out.

Now...YTD: Metric - 6 & Imperial - 3

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

Postby khendar » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:00 am

Second metric for 2017. Narrowly beat my previous distance record.

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