NO FEE – NO REGISTRATION - NO SHIRT - NO SAG - NO SUPPORT - GOOD PLAN
75.6 miles of riding bliss. Perfect weather. This ride was the first century ride I ever did, back in 2004. Started in Vinings, out through Six Flags, around silk sheets and back. Reger made it out. Saw Michele and her husband. Planned on 62 but realized we would probably be caught by the 75 mile group so why not put a few extra miles in. Reger and I ended up in front after 15 miles... oops, not part of the plan. Started with maybe 45 people up to the 25 mile stop. Then around 30 or so until we broke of for the 75 mile option with about 18 people or so. Small group of maybe 8 or so continued on for the century option. 5 of us continued to take long pulls through the front all the way back to the shop. Ended with 8 or so riders. Great ride day, strong, fun. It was nice to be one of the stronger riders in the group rather than just hanging on. Joe rode strong as always and did his share of the work. Had a technical problem with his bars as I took him over some nasty road at speed.
Saw Joe's ride report... must of gotten to a few stop signs before him. Finished with a 20.1 mph avg speed. 20.4 on the way out, 20.1 on the way back and slacked off for the last 3 miles. 150 avg hr (only 3 more than Joe!), 3967 feet of climbing, 5856 calories burned, ride time of 3 hours 45 min.