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

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

Postby billy70 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:58 pm

Mustang wrote:Brissie to the bay MS ride. 1.2m raised at last count.
My 5th Metric for the year, charity rides keep me on target!! :D


What a cracking day for it! Chose the longer version, with a few extra miles to close out my 3rd Imperial for the year. Clocked up 20 Metrics so far.
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Postby cancan64 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:34 am

was slack last month and no century rides at all so went out Sunday for a leisurely 177km ride to the pub and back... Heaps of gravel and mud to make it much more fun. Did plan for more mud on the way back but the rain came and temp dropped below 10c so skipped it ... heading up the same way next month
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Postby grt046 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:31 pm

An easy paced coastal metric century for me today. Brings my total to 2

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Postby cancan64 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:20 am

Braved the elements on the weekend and rode 140km mostly gravel and tracks. I had planned a big weekend with an overnight camp but forecast was heavy rain and winds... which hit 3km from my car... photos in the strava link but was hard to keep the phone dry

https://www.strava.com/activities/1061892399
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Postby TheWall » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:03 pm

First 30klm's looked good...all downhill Cancan!

No more Imperials for me since last update but added four metrics including a slightly accidental one on Sunday - was only meant to be 70-80 but too much fun was being had. But it made up for the Saturday where I fell 23klm short due to sleeping in.

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

Postby marty_one » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:09 pm

Managed to hit my first metric century ride in a year and a half yesterday. Last 20km did hurt a little but still did it.
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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby grt046 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:17 am

Another coastal metric yesterday ...... total now 3

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Postby g-boaf » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:18 pm

Imperial century for me. The weather was surprisingly warm today. :)

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Postby DavidS » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:45 pm

g-boaf wrote:Imperial century for me. The weather was surprisingly warm today. :)


You clearly aren't in Melbourne!

Congrats, I'm hoping to do my first imperial this year by doing Around the Bay.

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Postby g-boaf » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:28 pm

DavidS wrote:
g-boaf wrote:Imperial century for me. The weather was surprisingly warm today. :)


You clearly aren't in Melbourne!

Congrats, I'm hoping to do my first imperial this year by doing Around the Bay.

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Thanks and have fun with your 161km. :)

Sydney- and yesterday was an unusual blip. Today was properly cold again, could feel my fingers getting very cold despite the gloves.

I followed up the 162km yesterday with 113km today.

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

Postby cancan64 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:25 am

My first double century for the year on Sunday... and mostly gravel with a little mud track detour.. After 2 weeks of rain the weekend was magic but I didnt check the temp before I left and fingers and toes froze as it hovered around zero for a while and I wore fingerless gloves and light socks...there was enough climbing to keep the rest of me warm

https://www.strava.com/activities/1085483553
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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby Arbuckle23 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:30 pm

DavidS wrote:I'm hoping to do my first imperial this year by doing Around the Bay.


I am hoping to get an imperial in before then :). Or I really will struggle with the 210.
But I keep rolling out the metrics, number 8 for the year.
We will see how this weekend goes for weather.

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

Postby Duck! » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:25 pm

DavidS wrote:I'm hoping to do my first imperial this year by doing Around the Bay.

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Ride to the start, do The Lap then ride home. Depending where you start & finish from you could clock up an imperial double. I called it Ironbum when I did it. :-)
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Postby DavidS » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:22 pm

Duck! wrote:
DavidS wrote:I'm hoping to do my first imperial this year by doing Around the Bay.

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Ride to the start, do The Lap then ride home. Depending where you start & finish from you could clock up an imperial double. I called it Ironbum when I did it. :-)


I'd be about 9KMs from the start/finish so I doubt I can do a double imperial. One is enough.

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Postby oxonabike » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:28 am

A bunch of 5 of us Cairns locals took on the 324 km run up the road to Cooktown last weekend, clocking up the double imperial. It was somewhat challenging, but most rewarding!
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Postby TheWall » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:03 pm

Less riding than normal recently but...

Yesterday I rode from Coolum to Brisbane with 100k solo and 60 with a mate...riding Sth into a SW that was nudging 50kph at times. The Hornibrook bridge...flat out doing 20kph. Nasty. I think it was the hardest ride I have ever done.

Metrics - 18 Imperials - 8

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

Postby grt046 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:47 am

grt046 wrote:Another coastal metric yesterday ...... total now 3


Ditto again last Thursday ..... now 4

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Postby cancan64 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:38 am

last month was 120km mostly off road... with some good hills https://www.strava.com/activities/1153846792

Last weekend was a wet bike packing trip to Coromandel...heaps of gravel, tracks and funny enough hills.
Day 1 was over 80km (Strava added ferry trip so dropped part of ride) but was a tough wet 80km https://www.strava.com/activities/1167225648
and day 2 was 120km. The ferry was cancelled which I didnt know about and they sent buses to pick up everyone but i was on the jetty, which they didnt check... so was left behind... and my phone was broken but thankfully I stopped a car who spotted the bus and they managed to get me otherwise I was looking at another 200km ride back home https://www.strava.com/activities/1167225902

Thats 8 Metrics, 4 Imperials and 1 double
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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby kb » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:52 pm

I can't even remember the last century I rode :(. On the other hand, I'm getting 1-20s power PRs :-)
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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby Arbuckle23 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:03 pm

Well, got my first imperial ever on the scorecard, just in time for Around the Bay in a few weeks :)
12 Metrics up for the year as well.

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

Postby stump1100 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:15 pm

Knocked over two Metric Centuries last week during #CQ17... good days in the saddle!

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

Postby cavebear2 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:34 am

37 imperials so far this year, including a double on each of the last 2 weekends

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

Postby grt046 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:38 pm

Another coastal metric last Thursday solo brings total to 5

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

Postby cancan64 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:40 pm

Another bike packing metric... I think... Garmin had issues so ride was recorded on multiple devices and some missing but cue sheets have ride at 97.7 and I rode 4km to start...a few wrong turns so should just be over 100km... The ride should have been 130km but I forgot to check the Di2 charge and battery went flat at around the 12km mark so spent the weekend spinning in 50x40 ... day 2 should have been 144km but I took the direct route which was 80ish
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Re: 2017 - The Imperial Century (160km) and Metric Century (100km)

Postby ausrider » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:24 pm

I did the century ride on my surly ecr offroad bike (29+ with 3" tyres) a few weeks ago...offroad.
https://www.strava.com/activities/1177160594

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