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The Imperial Century A Month Challenge Chatzone

Discussion in 'CycleChat Monthly Challenges' started by Rob S, 26 Dec 2007.

  1. Soltydog

    Soltydog Guru

    near Hornsea
    Sorry guys I'm out :sad: Not got mine done, but best of luck to all those who have got their January century ride completed, hope you all sucessfully complete the challenge :okay:
    I turn 50 this year, so wanted to do a challenge that involved 50 & not sure I could manage 50 century rides in a year :laugh: so I've set myself another challenge which may prove just as challenging for me :blush:
  2. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One.....

    Well done, that's quite a feat:laugh: Why didn't I think of that....
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  3. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    How about 50 metric centuries? That would still be a pretty impressive total!
  4. Soltydog

    Soltydog Guru

    near Hornsea
    Not a bad idea, but I'm old school & work in miles :laugh:
  5. A metric century not far off 500 furlongs if that's any help (497.1 to be precise)
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  6. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    Or 50 times 100,000 yards (56.82 miles)? :whistle:
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  7. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah Staff Member

    Barmy in Barming
    With Colin out of the challenge for this year ;)
    That makes 17 participants.

    This weekend is a new month so hoping some peeps get out and log a ride.
    I'm busy this weekend with no cycling, so plan is for next weekend to log my ride.
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  8. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Acting Captain of The St Annes Jombulance.

    Hanworth, Middx.
    It's half term the week after next so Gail is thinking of accompanying me one day.
    We may tandem it!
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  9. I got the bogey month of February out of the way today, good job as well, it looks like the weather is going to be horrendous for the rest of February :eek:.

    Last edited: 2 Feb 2018
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  10. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One.....

    Looked at my shift roster this morning and I'll be cutting it fine for February, looks like my first, and maybe only, opportunity will be the 25th.... Hopefully the rubbish weather will clear by then. I may get an earlier chance but will have to be extra nice to SWMBO as I'll need to her to pop home from work lunchtime to let the dogs out....
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  11. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Overconfidentii Vulgaris Staff Member

    February done for me too. Ride report

    I made good use of the wind direction so it helped for about 60 miles.^_^ It was an evil biting wind though that got through all five layers I had on top.:cold:
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  12. rb58

    rb58 Enigma

    Bexley, Kent
    That's February in the bag. I think I'll call that The Wet One. Ride report to follow when I've dried and thawed out.
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  13. rb58

    rb58 Enigma

    Bexley, Kent
    That's the February 100-miler in the bag. Nice Surrey, Sussex and Kent loop organised by @Trickedem . Things I learned:

    Waterproof socks are not waterproof. Because the water runs down your legs and straight to your toes.
    Waterproof gloves are not waterproof. Because the water runs down your arms and straight to your fingers.
    Weather forecasters just make it up.
    There's no point in cleaning a bike.

    Having said that, it was a great route - a typical Tim flat one (up/down, up/down, up/down) with a decent breakfast thrown in. And it's always good fun riding with Tim, even if he was riding a comedy bike.

    The scores on the doors.... 101.4 miles. Average speed - ponderous. Maximum speed 40mph. Enigma Etape.

    Did I mention it rained?
  14. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    I made an attempt, but called it quits and only did 25 miles. The flesh was weak and the spirit got fed up with being wet and cold.
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  15. Phew that was a toughie. I've entered the "Hell of the Ashdown" sportive this month so I thought I'd add a loop on to the route and ride it as my monthly century. Ouch, Many hills. Some twice. I am so slow, I fear the sportivistas will all have gone home by the time I finish.

    All fell to bits at the end. Soaking, frozen, legs not happy for the last 20 miles and strange things happening to my gears that I was too tired and it was too dark to investigate.

    Interestingly as I was riding through the village of Ashurst Wood I heard the sound of beautiful singing. I followed it and found a tower with neither door nor stairs, containing a beautiful maiden, imprisoned by a witch. "Rapunzel! Rapunzel! let down your hair!" I called. She did so, and leaned out of the window and said "O Prince, have you come to rescue me? ... Hang on, you're no prince, you're Dogtrousers. Finish your February century at once! and if you see a Prince, send him this way"