Thursday, October 29, 2009

Spin for Kids Century

Knocked out the Spin for Kids Century last Sunday.

Time: 06:12:25
Distance: 101.27 mi
Elevation Gain: 4,679 ft
Calories: 5,762 C
Avg Speed: 16.3 mph
Avg HR: 145 bpm

Excellent fall weather. Maybe slightly on the cooler side, I think we started in the high 50s. Worked its way up to the high 60s by the end of the ride. Not a big field since the ride had a suggested donation of $100. Less then 100 people for the century. However, a team from Atlanta was there, Pacesetter Steel, and they did a pretty good job of keeping a group together with a nice easy off season pace.

Did one thing before the century that you should *never* do before a big ride. Went in and had Eric at Reality make some fairly major tweaks to my bike fit. Fortunately that gamble paid off and I was 100% comfortable through the entire ride.

The route had both its good and not so good points. It was completely scenic and had just enough climbing to keep you awake. Rolling through historic Rutledge and Madison, Georgia where the highlights. A lot of old school Southern Charm. Sags and volunteers where also fantastic. Unfortunately, to make it easier on them, there was a bit of re-riding the same ground. I don't really like that on such a long ride. A minor complaint overall.

And now I'm working through the pig flu. Didn't even get a chance to get a recovery ride in!

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