2018 - Imperial 160km & Metric 100km Centuries

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2018 - Imperial 160km & Metric 100km Centuries

Postby AUbicycles » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:49 pm

This is the 2018 thread to share your plans and achievements for reaching a 100km Metric Century ride and a 160km (100 mile) Imperial Century.


Share direct links to your ride on Strava and tell us how easy or hard it is to smash out the k's. Make sure you join the Australian Cycles Forums Strava Group.

At the end of the year, tally up your metric and imperial centuries to see who is the maddest lad or lass of the bunch.

Remember, 99.8km is not 100km, so if you have to do a few laps of the block... then that's what you have to do to be champ.


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Re: 2018 - Imperial 160km & Metric 100km Centuries

Postby TheWall » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:54 pm

Happy to start this one off.

A 128k/1600m^ to start the year. Youngish kids so went to bed after The Karate Kid :lol: so was able to get an early start. Funny when you ride past all of the post apocalypse zombies at 4:30am ha ha.

I will admit that it was meant to be an Imperial with 2k^ but it was just soooooo hot.

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Re: 2018 - Imperial 160km & Metric 100km Centuries

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:41 pm

The heat and humidity is shocking at the moment. Will be a while before i'm doing centuries again but all in good time :-)
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Re: 2018 - Imperial 160km & Metric 100km Centuries

Postby cancan64 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:14 am

I have 3000km to ride in 14 days next month...that will help me along
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Re: 2018 - Imperial 160km & Metric 100km Centuries

Postby fat and old » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:47 pm

98k this morning, then I thought of this thread. Bummer :lol:

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Re: 2018 - Imperial 160km & Metric 100km Centuries

Postby Arbuckle23 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:11 pm

fat and old wrote:98k this morning, then I thought of this thread. Bummer :lol:


Any time I am on a ride and look to be finishing within 10 km of the 100, I go round the block to make it :)
Sometimes I do that in the 80's as well :P
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Re: 2018 - Imperial 160km & Metric 100km Centuries

Postby PA » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:48 pm

I got one today. It was warm and windy with cramping from 80 km. Got a call from the bride at 90 km to see when I would be home and she had the nerve to ask me if I wanted her to pick me up!

102.2 km with 1,345 meters of climbing. Sea to Summit in Sadelaide.

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Re: 2018 - Imperial 160km & Metric 100km Centuries

Postby Lan Wing » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:47 pm

My first century today! 102.9km. My strategy- ride 50km out. Mrs Wing doesn't answer her phone during her weekend sleep-in, so little option but riding the 50km home. And yep, I'd done a 100km ride before she was out of bed!

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Re: 2018 - Imperial 160km & Metric 100km Centuries

Postby PA » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:53 pm

Got me another one today. Second one in a week and I hope to get a third next Friday, along with 10,000 other riders in Adelaide. Rode a few km with some of the FDJ Team.

https://www.strava.com/activities/1351073656
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Re: 2018 - Imperial 160km & Metric 100km Centuries

Postby TheWall » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:29 pm

3rd metric for the year (108klm & 1300m elevation). Was another aborted Imperial (was also meant to have another 700+m of up) but a sick 6yo left me with little sleep and a whole lotta guilt about not being at home...cut the ride short as a result....and the little bugger seems fine today ha ha
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Re: 2018 - Imperial 160km & Metric 100km Centuries

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:12 pm

A good move in light of the heat today too mate.
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