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First 100 km ride.

Postby BillR » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:50 pm

Had a go a few weeks back and fell 11 km short.
Smashed it today for a "Lord Nelson"!! *
Tired, but pulled up ok.
Next challenge, 150. :D

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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:14 pm

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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby 3DKiwi » Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:19 pm

Well done. I did my first 100km ride today. Ironically on my mountain bike not my road bike.
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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby TraceyG » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:55 pm

Congratulations!
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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby phineas » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:29 pm

That's awesome.
Hopefully that will be me one day - I've not yet managed 40km!


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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby nezumi » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:29 pm

I hit my first hundred a few weeks back.

After two months of commuting 17-20kms each way, I went on a 100km gravel grind around Hurstbridge and Kinglake. Quite the shock to my system, fortunately I met two great guys on the way who helped me push through and complete (most) of the ride - I went off the track notes in a couple of sections to avoid the big dirt climb.
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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby g-boaf » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:16 pm

Good on you! I remember my first 100km ride, just very tired after it. It was a guy from LACC who passed me that day that encouraged me to push for the 100km. He'd just come back from a 160km ride or something like that. Put my feeble 100km into perspective. :lol:

phineas wrote:That's awesome.
Hopefully that will be me one day - I've not yet managed 40km!


yeah, just keep pushing the kilometres up steadily. I never did that properly. Now I am. The legs are slowly getting used to the fact that they are going to have to put up with almost 60km about 5 or 6 days a week. Last week it was 4 days a week. This week, see what happens.

It's easier if you are riding with friends - they are good encouragement. :)
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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby autumn acid » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:46 am

Congrats mate, satisfying hitting 3 digits, isn't it?

I remember when I popped my 100 cherry.

I was on a Sunday ride and was told the group would split 35k in for a 70k trip. The rest of the crew would embark on a 120k round trip.

I missed the turn off.

I was not prepared.

I made it back in one piece, but the final 10ks were AGONISING. Given where we were, it was either ride with the group, by yourself or catch a train home.
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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby arkle » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:16 pm

BillR wrote:Had a go a few weeks back and fell 11 km short.
Smashed it today for a "Lord Nelson"!! *
Tired, but pulled up ok.
Next challenge, 150. :D

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Well done! What was your route? Is it on stava?

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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby BillR » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:09 pm

Thanks everyone, I really appreciate the feedback.
Part of all the enjoyment is scheduling and planning the rides and gradually building on what I have done.
I look back to six months ago and am still blown away with the idea of what is possible and look forward to progressing.

A mate hooked me up to Strava a while back, so here's the link : http://www.strava.com/activities/93982947

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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:07 pm

Not a bad effort for a first ton, up Willunga. My first 100 was up Willunga too, my first time up there, hurt like hell, still does but I love it :)
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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby BillR » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:23 am

About Willunga Hill, I remembered the house on the left and for some reason thought the top was near.
Ten minutes later I realized the top was near! :lol:
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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:47 pm

BillR wrote:About Willunga Hill, I remembered the house on the left and for some reason thought the top was near.
Ten minutes later I realized the top was near! :lol:


Every one tells me once you pass the "house" your nearly there. Errrr No your not.

I raced up there this morning (I use the term loosely) and couldn't believe I hadn't passed the house after what seemed, and was, an age. I reckon they've moved it :(
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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:16 pm

Don't you hate house removalists. :lol:

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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby BillR » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:01 pm

Well I've done back to back 100k rides this weekend.

Up Chandlers Hill yesterday and up Willunga Hill today.

I'm wondering what's wrong.....I'm feeling ok at the moment!

http://www.strava.com/activities/97772751

http://www.strava.com/activities/97965178

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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby macca33 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:24 pm

Smashing it mate - well done.

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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:53 pm

BillR wrote:Well I've done back to back 100k rides this weekend.

Up Chandlers Hill yesterday and up Willunga Hill today.

I'm wondering what's wrong.....I'm feeling ok at the moment!

http://www.strava.com/activities/97772751

http://www.strava.com/activities/97965178

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Don't get over cocky now! :lol:

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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby BillR » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:49 pm

Thanks Macca!

foo on patrol wrote:
BillR wrote:Well I've done back to back 100k rides this weekend.

Up Chandlers Hill yesterday and up Willunga Hill today.

I'm wondering what's wrong.....I'm feeling ok at the moment!

http://www.strava.com/activities/97772751

http://www.strava.com/activities/97965178

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Don't get over cocky now! :lol:

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:lol: Average speed up Willunga 11.5 Nothing to get cocky about there!
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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby Xplora » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:01 am

Machine!!! I could only walk after my first 100 with ice baths, magnesium tablets, the whole thing. Still not sure if I am game for back to back centuries lol
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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby BillR » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:03 am

The idea is to set off to a spot for a wind down ride the day after. :)
Make sure it's just short of a nice steep hill.
When you get there, tell yourself, "I don't have to ride up the entire climb. "
Once at the top you'll realize you only have another 15 km's to the 50k turn around point and Pages Flat Road is such a lovely ride. :o
Before you know it (2 hours something later!!), you've done it again! :shock:

Did I mention, I can hardly move this morning. :lol:

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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby B-Tait » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:34 pm

congrats Bill. you will be doing 200km in no time
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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby BillR » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:14 am

That's the 150 km busted and a few pain barriers! :D

Mt Billy at the 110 k mark had a lot more bends than I was expecting!!
(But the road is much quieter than the main drag between Victa and Adelaide.)

200 k doesn't seem that far away. :wink:

http://www.strava.com/activities/101338995

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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby foo on patrol » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:28 am

Woohoo! 8)
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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby BillR » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:26 am

:lol: :D thanks Foo.
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Re: First 100 km ride.

Postby Saturnstarzz » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:23 am

For me once I get over 100kms , I'm in a rhythm with my pedal strokes and eating/drinking , so I just keep going . :shock:

If its over a 150km ride I'll stop for around 20 mins (AT) a cafe, get a toastie or something light like that and do stretches and use there facilities.

As for lack of movement next day, 20 mins of stretching when I get off the bike and nice gentle recovery ride next day
I find it helps loosen those sore muscles up.
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