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06/03/12
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If I don't get a hook up for Leon's triathlon I'll do this ride. Probably not the best plan for LITH tri next weekend, but whatever. The sandwiches and cookies were good on this ride.
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If I don't get a hook up for Leon's triathlon I'll do this ride. Probably not the best plan for LITH tri next weekend, but whatever. The sandwiches and cookies were good on this ride.
Did Leon's close already? I don't want to make too many commitments till I figure out at least one tune up Olympic before Racine. But this and the triple crown would be good training for sure.

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Did Leon's close already? I don't want to make too many commitments till I figure out at least one tune up Olympic before Racine. But this and the triple crown would be good training for sure.
Not sure, but I know it's expensive, so I'll skip it unless somebody is looking to get rid of their bib number.
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This was a good ride so I'm down if the schedule allows. That will be my theme this year. School and work are top priorities right now.
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I will try to get the day off work, may even consider calling in. Today I rode 57mi and it was the longest ride i've done this year. Not a lot of confidence here to pull off a hundo.
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I couldn't get the group to do this do I'm stuck working the ride in Naperville

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I just registered.

Brian too bad you can't find someone to cover for you, this really is a good ride.
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Brian too bad you can't find someone to cover for you, this really is a good ride.
Yeah, I could really use the miles too. But they need me this weekend. No biggy. I'm doing plenty of riding! Have fun guys

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So Jason and Bob have been doing long distance training and expect the pace to be 20mph avg for the whole enchilada. Pretty sure I can't hang with that. This will be another draft the entire time ride, nice.
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That most likely will be the pace. Good luck.
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An S5 with 404's would help. Riding 4x per week and computrainer this winter would be a confidence builder too. Lesson learned.
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So Jason and Bob have been doing long distance training and expect the pace to be 20mph avg for the whole enchilada. Pretty sure I can't hang with that. This will be another draft the entire time ride, nice.
I'd like to get in that group as that would get you done in under 5 hours.

I pulled off the 20 mph for the Harmen Hundred last fall but blow up and lost the group on the back half of the 50 miles.

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Muscular endurance is what is gonna give you problems, and that can't be had quickly. This won't be 20 in a big group, this will be 20 split between a few guys shared amongst everybody. It won't be easy if that's what they decide to do.
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Oh no it is not easy. I tried the in the Harman hundred and got dropped in last 50..

I'm riding with the owner of The Bike Haven out of Mchenry as I twisted his arm into doing the 100 with me before Tony and then signed up. I told him I'd like to avg 18 mph so we'll see.

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We can start the ride with them if you want and maybe at the halfway point let them go ahead. Or we could be smart and do our 18mph from the start but I'd like to try and keep up, lol.
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I'm game for that Tony. I'd like to keep up to, but I know Josh could not and will feel bad if taking off on him since I asked him to do the hundo..

Tony, I'll text you when we get there Sunday

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Muscular endurance is what is gonna give you problems, and that can't be had quickly. This won't be 20 in a big group, this will be 20 split between a few guys shared amongst everybody. It won't be easy if that's what they decide to do.
He spent 2hrs on a trainer tonight. That will definitely be the pace. One thing is for sure I do not want to stop at the first rest stop, it's too early in the day to be stopping.
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Average last year was 18.5, and the first 60 was pretty easy. The last 40 we hammered. Check out the HR stats and where it picks up. Overall my HR was 134, so pretty low with the breaks.

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Thanks for posting that link. I went back and looked at my 2010 ride and that boosted my confidence a bit. Although there isn't a coach in the world who wouldn't recommend more base miles before tackling a century, oh well shit happens.

Good luck at Leons tomorrow!
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Tony, Sorry we lost ya. I didn't realized it as I thought we have a 4 person paceline going only to find it was a two person paceline myself and another rider we hooked up with.

I got to peddling in a zone a few times in the ride for which I dropped Josh (peron I con'd into doing the 100) a few times. After the 60 mile mark, Josh was hurting from cramps bad. I pedalled with him till next rest area as he drink both his water bottles 8 miles outside the last rest stop.

After last stop I told Josh that I wanted to finish with an 18 mph avg ( which I did), for which I took off.

With 5 miles to go, I got a cramp so bad I thought I was going to fall off the bike. Pedaled though it for the must part.

All in all, a great ride. A little windy at times, but fun.

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http://connect.garmin.com/activity/185705051

My data for the century. Not sure why I'm 2.5 miles short but oh well...

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No worries Jon, I knew that was too fast for me right now so I backed off (got dropped) and just drafted behind a few random guys. You were riding great and did awesome, nice work! Riding in the group at the start was awesome. Real paceline work is the best and they were pretty organized. It was about 15 guys and everyone was just taking a minute or so out front. That was awesome.

So overall the day was very good and I rode exactly how I expected. I missed a loop somewhere along the way, not sure how, and ended up riding 88.53 mi @ 17mph avg. By the time I got to the furthest point north my avg was 18.5 and Dave from the msm crew showed up. So I figured i'd follow them and sit in a pack at the same pace was the best way to get back. Well those guys were hammering it and triathletes don't ride in packs so not sure what I was thinking. At mile 70 I ended up arriving at bonktown. So at the next rest stop I sat around for a while, not sure if that was good or bad. When I got back on the bike again I knew it would be a struggle. At the end my legs were not cramping but couldn't go faster then 9mph- there were a group of 70yr olds in front of me on hybrid bikes that I couldn't even pass. It was hilarious, not sure why i'm admitting this though. This ride put me on my ass, it felt like I was run over by a truck at the end. Not surprising though, I had one 30mi ride and one 55mi ride before this plus the bike is new to me. I went home to shower right afterward and even today i've just felt tired. Bicycling mag has a 10 week century plan, i'm thinking that i'll have to do that next year. Lesson learned.

Well tomorrow i'll go for a bike fit, the bars have to go and the bontrager saddle sucks ass so hopefully i'll find something better in that dept too.


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