2018 - Imperial 160km & Metric 100km Centuries

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Postby marty_one » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:57 am

Just completed my second century ride this year on Sunday. First one was doing the Cadel People's Ride in Geelong, the second one was an out and back to Frankston, had an awesome tail wind on the way back, set quiet a few PR's :)
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Postby Mububban » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:07 pm

Second metric century for the year, this time entirely in the hills. That was the hardest ride I've done on a bike. Almost nothing flat, it was either up or down for the whole distance, 1950m of elevation. But I hit a new PB of 72km/h on a descent :D

I actually crossed the finish line at 99.5km so I rode one lap of the carpark to crack the 100km :mrgreen:
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Postby Arbuckle23 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:56 pm

Mububban wrote:I actually crossed the finish line at 99.5km so I rode one lap of the carpark to crack the 100km :mrgreen:


Anything over 90 km gets converted by doing a lap of my streets :)

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Postby nickobec » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:38 pm

Accidental imperial https://www.strava.com/activities/1429856125

Plan was big volume, low intensity.

First half went to plan, ride to local bike shop for late morning 1 hour easy coffee ride, took the longer way home for 75km.

Had lunch, did a couple of chores then head out for local cycling junior training, running a few minutes late, punched into a headwind for an hour to get there. Expecting like usual to help with the younger kids, rolling turns down the PSP at 20-25kph. Ended up doing hill sprints with older kids I will be racing in C grade later this year. Finished up playing the rabbit around a 4km crit/kermese course a few times. Before heading home, first 10km at pace, next 25km solo for 90km and 165km for day/ride.

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Postby cancan64 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:08 am

Unfortunately my Tour Aotearoa ride was short lived so didn't get many centuries

Ride to the start 111km
Day 1 238km
Day 2 239km
Day 3 253km
Broke Derailleur hanger so low km for next 2 days and then lent a Cannondale Single Speed lefty
Day 6 206km)

stopped with a Hamstring strain.. spinning with the seat a tad to high isnt good
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Postby Abby » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:16 pm

First metric century for the year! Cycle of Giving charity ride on the weekend, 103.5km all up.

Legs were fantastic to the 99km mark, then they fell off a cliff - last 4km were a slow spin while staring at the handlebars. All uphill too which added some salt to the wounds!

Gives me something to think about before the Ride the Range in Toowoomba that's 2 weeks away. 112km here, with last 10-15km all up hill. Need to remember to ride strategically... :-)
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Postby cancan64 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:10 pm

Abby wrote:First metric century for the year! Cycle of Giving charity ride on the weekend, 103.5km all up.

Legs were fantastic to the 99km mark, then they fell off a cliff - last 4km were a slow spin while staring at the handlebars. All uphill too which added some salt to the wounds!

Gives me something to think about before the Ride the Range in Toowoomba that's 2 weeks away. 112km here, with last 10-15km all up hill. Need to remember to ride strategically... :-)


My 2 favourite charity rides in Brisbane... but the ride the range does finish in pain
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Re: 2018 - Imperial 160km & Metric 100km Centuries

Postby cavebear2 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:55 pm

This year is going to be a relatively quiet year for me:
only 6 imperial and 5 metric centuries so far.

Last year I had 70 imperials and recently this year reached 1000 metric 100+k distances since 22/12/07 (or 382 rides of 100 miles or more)

Currently I have:
distance # of rides (24 hr period or less)
100 to 160.8k 643
160.9 to 200k 108
200 to 299.9k 180
300 to 399.9k 68
400 to 599.9k 23
600 to 671k 3
Total 1025
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Postby Zippy7 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:22 pm

2 metric centuries (10 and 24 Feb - local)
1 imperial century (4 Mar - Newcrest Orange)
Seems I missed out in January.
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Postby Mububban » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:12 pm

Does it count if it's in two parts? :D

A short 41km with the morning group due to family commitments, then while the kids were with grandparents I did another 62km in the hills, so 103km in the day, but there was a 3 hour gap in between. 1600m of elevation gain all up.
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Postby Mububban » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:13 pm

Edit - wrong thread somehow!
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Postby ldrcycles » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:55 pm

95kms and toast, but forced myself to crawl around a little bit to get 100.1 :)

https://www.strava.com/activities/1458908636
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Postby Mububban » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:53 pm

ldrcycles wrote:95kms and toast, but forced myself to crawl around a little bit to get 100.1 :)

https://www.strava.com/activities/1458908636


100.1km, lol gotta love it. The things we do to crack those mental milestones :D
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Postby JohnJoyner » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:23 pm

Bobbin Head ride for me this Sunday... Will be my first 100km ride for the year... Looking forward to it.
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Postby g-boaf » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:51 pm

ldrcycles wrote:95kms and toast, but forced myself to crawl around a little bit to get 100.1 :)

https://www.strava.com/activities/1458908636


Yes. :oops: I've done that too, laps of the local cycleway to make a ride over 100km. :lol: Guilty as charged.

180km/2000m+ today, broad loop to Warragamba Dam from Camden, then down south to Old Razorback Mountain (it's not too much of a mountain, but still fun) and then down to Picton where my Garmin unceremoniously died. It's been a while since I've been down to Picton on the bike, so rather than chance getting lost - I took the train back. $2.40 I think it was, cheap as anything and I got back surprisingly quickly.

A nice day out. And 100km yesterday.

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Postby MellerYeller » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:31 pm

Bobbin Head Classic today. Weather was about as perfect as it could have been, rode there from home so clocked up 110km today.

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Postby Abby » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:07 pm

Ride the Range 112km in Toowoomba yesterday. Was 117km all up as I rode to the start from my hotel.

Was by far the toughest ride I have ever done! Roads were coarse & dead, so was alerady the hardest century ride I'd done before turning the corner at the base of teh Range and seeing 'The Wall' in front of me. Next 5km of climbing took me almost an hour - just brutal. Passed dozens of people walking in their cleats. I had to stop 3 times briefly to stretch my back out and pour water over my head.

That said - was a stunningly beautiful course. Beautiful farmland, all sorts of crops and animals. Organisation was possibly the best I've seen - lots of course markings and marshalls. And the cake stalls at each rest stop were fantastic - a piece of banana bread is a nice change from a gel... :-)

Highly recommend this event...
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Postby cancan64 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:28 pm

Abby wrote:Ride the Range 112km in Toowoomba yesterday. Was 117km all up as I rode to the start from my hotel.

Was by far the toughest ride I have ever done! Roads were coarse & dead, so was alerady the hardest century ride I'd done before turning the corner at the base of teh Range and seeing 'The Wall' in front of me. Next 5km of climbing took me almost an hour - just brutal. Passed dozens of people walking in their cleats. I had to stop 3 times briefly to stretch my back out and pour water over my head.

That said - was a stunningly beautiful course. Beautiful farmland, all sorts of crops and animals. Organisation was possibly the best I've seen - lots of course markings and marshalls. And the cake stalls at each rest stop were fantastic - a piece of banana bread is a nice change from a gel... :-)

Highly recommend this event...


That is also one of my favourite rides having ridden it twice but the first year it was raining and was a balancing act being able to put enough power down for the final climb without wheel spinning and having enough power to get up the hill... tyres that dont grip in the wet didnt help
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Postby ldrcycles » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:54 pm

It's been years since I last did the RtR, one year it was about 3 degrees at the start at Picnic Point and that first downhill was incredibly painful! As you say though, wonderful scenery all the way and that final climb is vicious. Fingers crossed next year will see me back there, and at the Dam Ride down in Stanthorpe.
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Postby TheWall » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:21 pm

1st attempt at a double metric last weekend but ran out of time..not helped by the small group having two flats en route (one was mine - but at least it went flat as we pulled into a Bakery stop!) so it wrapped up at 185klm at a good solid clip. At least mine was at a Bakery ha ha.

Last week was a goodie with 500k+ covered with two Metric and the above mentioned Imperial.

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Postby kb » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:01 am

Finally squeezed in something over 70km. Nice little Emerald loop on a sterling Melbourne morning with a solid crew. Almost made it back before the 14mo woke :-).
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Postby Mustang » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:03 am

My first this year by miss intention, went for a 60km, but an added loop turned it into a 101.
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Postby Neddysmith » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:09 am

got my second metric 100 for the year yesterday, the last 5-10 were a real struggle after getting back from a 2 week holiday.....

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Postby chriso_29er » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:15 pm

Only my 2nd 100 for the year on Friday!

Made it worthwhile, 105.7km but with 2371m up
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Postby grt046 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:28 am

My first Century this year (Metric) on Sunday. The start to my build up to the Noosa Classic 120 in August.
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