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I know John is doing this thing, anyone else? Thinking mtb is out this weekend so probably going to do this one.

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Do it, it is fun. Kickstands up at 7:00. Good rest stops, Sag support and great Peeps.

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Thinking about doing the harper ride tomorrow if weather allows, and i'm wondering i doing this the next day is a terrible idea

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Not a terrible idea at all. I'm doing a 28 mile road race tomorrow.

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I may need to bump it up to a local anesthetic . I'll text you when on my way sunday and I'll try and start out with you guys

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I might do the 75 mile route.

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I'm doing an MS150 next weekend, and did this as a warmup. I only did the 75 mile loop, which ended up being 80 miles according to my GPS. I had no idea what to expect since I've done an organized and supported ride before.

My girlfriend came along and I road with her for the first 4 miles or so. After I broke away from my GF, I went my own pace, and whenever someone passed me, I would just slip in behind. Throughout the whole event, I only got passed and dropped by maybe 10 people. I started at 7:30, so I might have missed the faster guys. I caught the Barrington Club after the first stop (or rather, they caught me), and got to experience a working draft line for the first time. After leaving the second stop the BBC caught the "Under 5" group and we had a good 25 person draft double line going. Then they missed the turn off for the 100 mile route, leading to a panic turn, and a small crash by a guy a few slots up from me. I split off from that point and spent the remaining 35 miles on my own, or drafting someone significantly stronger than me where I was straining just to keep up. There was a strong north wind, which impacted speeds a lot, but I'm a lot more confident about joining faster group rides now. I may try a Naperville Club ride once I'm back from the MS150.

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Nice riding Sean, seems like you're gaining ground fast.

I started this little adventure with Jon and several other Bike Haven guys, basically rode the first half with them and the second half solo. I felt good up until about 40 miles in and then fatigue started to become a factor as I did the harper ride, about 43 miles, the day before and it was quick pace. I don't think I've ever ridden back to back days, so the goal was a steady pace and check this off the list. Shortly after the 40 mile pitstop, I wasn't up for the hammer fest that Jon and a couple other of the BH guys were running, and was ahead of the pace of the others, so decided to ride my own ride. Worst part was fighting the wind between miles 40 and 60 and some of the roads really punished the ol' taint. All in all glad I did it and can check "century" as done, but not sure I'll do this one again. Lost about a mile or so on the Garmin as it had turned off after a pitstop and I didn't notice right away. The support was great: lots of sag vehicles, lots of delicious food at the pit stops, and good spaghetti dinner after

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Nice riding Kevin and Sean...
The day started with a plan to start pedaling at 7am, while that did not happen  Standing around waiting I was getting cold, as all I had was bib short, jersey top and arm warmers. In the end, I could have used my Barry Roubaix clothing as knees where cold most all the way.
We all rode together (8 or 10 of us total) for the first 17 miles to the first rest stop. The wind at that point was already blowing good, which was coming from the north (headwind). After that, the group started getting spread out, for which we soft-pedaled and even turned around a few time to give people a wheel the hook onto, but where not strong enough to hold it, bear in mind we are still heading north. We stopped and ask what they wanted us to do, which is wait for them or keep going and we will see them at the end. They told us to go ahead, for which we did. Made it to the 40-mile rest stop with about 6 of us together.
Here is where the wind seemed to have picked up between the 40-mile rest stop and the 60-mile. We started out together with the 6 of us and it slowly got broke up again. A major decision was coming up and the was whether to do the 75 mile loop of the full Monty of the 100. Well guess want, we are doing the 100.  Now the route has us going east or west, I do not remember and the wind is now a cross wind. We are riding diagonal to shelter each other from the wind, so much so we took the whole lane of the road.
At 60-mile rest stop, it was much better sailing now as we have a tail wind pushing us along the way. Kevin took off before us, as it was just Gary, Brian, and I (teammates). Kevin took off hauling the mail, but was riding by his self. We had a team of three pace lining, but you almost did not need to as the wind was helping. We were moving down the road at 20+ mph and just having a great time. Note I am hardy working as HR is in the 115 120 range. We caught Kevin, slowed to give him a wheel to hook onto but we must of took off at are pace we had been doing and dropped the poor guy. Sorry Kevin, as I asked them to slow to wait.
We cruised right on by the last rest stop and no one needed to stop and continued hailing mail for the next 20 miles, only slowing when we had to turn east of so into the cross wind. We rest over avg almost 2 mph on the way back in the fun ride back.
The pasta lunch did hit the spot and was a welcome for sure. Most everyone regrouped in the hall as we all sat together to enjoy the meal and bullshit for a bit. Most of it was bitching about the wind.
Cindy, a female friend of mine, was ready to rock her new bike and gear as the longest ride she has done was 16 miles or so to date, and just got it biking two weeks ago. She did great for the 50 miles she did and would have gone longer had she had a place to be at 2 pm. She did text me to ask when she can do a 100 for which I said any time you would like.





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No worries man I was trying to tell you guys to not wait as I was happy rolling a steady pace solo. BTW your HR seems crazy low, what do you normally top out at during a crit?

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Truth be told I was hardly even working yesterday, even pulling in the wind. I'm not sure why, it must have been an odd day as I was expecting to be jacked...


I think my max is close to 165 or so at which point I'm dieing.

I still need to get tested to see what it truly is but bet it's close.

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