03 January 2009
1/12 century a month challenge (metric)
I had to do this ride either today or on the 31st and for once in my life I didn't leave things until the last minuet. That doesn't mean that this was a very well planed ride though.
Today was also the first chance in 7 days to have a lie in. So there was no early start and since the road bike hadn't been used since November there was a small amount of faff before setting off. I had a vague idea of where I was heading. Mainly towards a cafe stop (Sherwood Pines) and then back home. However, when I got to half a mile from home I still had at least 8 miles to do. I couldn't quiet remember the conversion of 100km to miles but had an idea that it was less than 65 but more than 60.
The last 8 miles were spent riding up and down the ring road-the flattest and smoothest road near my house. Before I brought the bike inside Jane confirmed that 62.38 miles was just over the century. Next time I'm going to put more thought into the planning stage. I don't want to end up riding along busy roads at dusk when I'm pretty much spent.
100.39km 1550m climbed 23kph Ave.