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Century Season is here!

Saturday, October 4, 2014 by  
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Florida is in for a very nice treat this weekend: after a brutally long, hot and humid summer, tomorrow some of the finest weather of the year will finally arrive! Sunday’s forecast is calling for a low of 54°F, a high of 76°F, crystal clear sunny skies and a zero percent chance of rain. If you love being outside as much as I do, Sunday is going to be perfect!

I’ll be doing my usual club ride this morning, but there’s a chance we’re going to get rained on as the front comes through. I’ll probably take today’s ride pretty easy and save my legs for tomorrow’s ride…

img_century-bike-rideTomorrow I’ll be kicking off “Century Season” with a hilly 100+ mile (160+ kilometer) ride. I’ll be doing this ride with my friend William, and anyone who is interested is welcome to join us. We’re sort of approaching this as a Horrible Hundred training ride. The route is a little over 100 miles, and I think we’ll wind up with between 4 and 5 thousand feet of elevation. We’ll be fighting some stiff winds out of the north, too, so it should be a solid training ride.

While I did three 100+ mile rides in late August and early September, to me Century Season really kicks off tomorrow. Here’s my “Century schedule” for October and November:

Sunday, October 5: Horrible Hundred training ride (101 miles)
Saturday, October 11: Mount Dora Bike Festival Century (100 miles)
Sunday, October 26: Horse Farm Hundred (100 miles)
Sunday, November 2: Seminole Cyclefest (101 kilometers) – okay, this is a metric century, but I’m including it because it’s police escorted and going to be fast and awesome!
Sunday, November 16: 2014 Horrible Hundred (100 miles)

When the weather is nice I just want to ride my bike all day long, so I may pepper that schedule with other 100 mile training rides, too.

If you’d like to join me and William on tomorrow’s 100 mile Horrible Hundred training ride, give me a shout sometime today. The more the merrier. Wheels rolling at 7:00 AM sharp.

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