The JHOP 100 Century Ride & Race is this Saturday!
This Saturday is the 4th annual JHOP (Junkins House Of Pain) 100 Century Ride & Race! Of all the century rides I’ve done this season, this is the one I’ve been looking forward to the most.
This is the ride on which I will be making my first serious attempt to complete 100 miles in 4 hours or less (25+ MPH average). It’s going to be tough, but I’ve been feeling very good this week. If I have a solid day in the saddle on Saturday and don’t suffer any mechanicals, I think I can do it.
This ride features a rolling motorcycle escort, rolling SAG support (Low on water? Just signal for a SAG motorcycle!) and smooth country roads.
The weather on Saturday looks like it’s going to be spectacular: low of 63°, high of 78° and zero chance of rain. It doesn’t get much better than that! If the forecast is correct, we’ll be fighting a headwind coming back, so I suspect the first half of the ride is going to be extra fast.
A few of my friends & KBS teammates are also doing this ride, so we should have a lot of fun while we’re suffering out on the course.
They are capping the registration for the century at 400 cyclists, so go get registered if you want in.