Century times

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  1. Ed Roy

    Ed Roy New Member

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    Riding my first century this coming Sunday, 9/7/03 and wanted to
    knnow whats a good time, I average 16 mph on hills and this
    would be on a flat route any ideas? Im aiming for 6 1/2 or 7 hrs
     
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  2. flbike

    flbike New Member

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    Did my last one in 4 hours, 16 min, fast depends on you & your group. That one was done with a fast group, the one a month before was done almost all solo, and took 5 1/4 hours.
     
  3. Matt Chanoff

    Matt Chanoff New Member

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    16 MPH up hills, or overall on hilly rides? If it's up hills, and they're real hills (7% plus) then you're a monster and I'm afraid of you.

    I'm a non-competitive, recreational rider. I do maybe 8-10 centuries a year, and a few longer rides. My centuries vary from 6 - 9 hours, depending on terrain and when in the season they come up. A fast flat century for me might be 5 hours on the bike, plus an hour eating or waiting in line at porta-potties.

    Good luck,
     
  4. Ed Roy

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    thanx guys
     
  5. lweissmann

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    Are you doing the Flattest Century in the East? I'm doing that one too, and I hope to finish in under 7 hours, including stops. But it does depend on other facotrs such as headwinds and how fast my group is riding.
    Lisa
     
  6. Cobblestone

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    Maybe a stupid question.
    What's a century ?
    100 km ?
     
  7. Ratface

    Ratface New Member

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    Given that the original poster uses mph for his speed measurement, I'm guessing he means 100 miles, or around 160.9km.

    (tip - try entering "100 miles to kilometers" into Google's search box some time)
     
  8. flbike

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    Florida, flat but very window, headwind back. There was a group back faster then mine, lots of CAT1 & Cat2 racers.
     
  9. Ed Roy

    Ed Roy New Member

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    Yes Lisa Im doing the Flattest Century in the East,
    my first time, I aiming for 7 hrs too have a great ride,
    ed
     
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