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  • I cycled 100 miles today!
  • rob jackson
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    Great stuff πŸ™‚

    mashiehood
    Member

    Good work, nice feeling when you complete your first 100 miles

    MrSmith
    Member

    A proper century, none of this metric bollocks.

    ndubya
    Member

    Nice one did 110 miles in North Staffs Derbs a few weeks ago

    Cracking route mix of road national trails

    Stoke to oakamoor then manifold valley , Hartington , Tissington Trail onto High Peak Trail then via Pennine Bridleway to Monsal Trail than Bakewell to cromford up big hill to High Peak again back to Tissington
    TRAIL to Ashbourne then ho back to Stoke via Alton and Cheadle its a cracking day out

    Premier Icon jonnyv
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    Well done man,that Stella gonna taste soooo good.

    badbob
    Member

    well done! !

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    nice one, solo is the hardest

    Well done, one of the proper cycling milestones knocked off. What’s next, Alps, coast to coast, LEJOG? Time to start your winter planning.

    My niece and I are going for her first century in two weeks time. She’s done a metric 100 but I told her that doesn’t count.

    jekkyl
    Member

    I put semi slicks on my 26″ HT and cycled 100 miles in the Staffordshire countryside today. It’s a milestone I’ve wanted to have a go at for a while, the farthest I’d done before that was 83 miles. I had a great time and my mate joined me for a half of it. My head has been exploded with the amount of space and light & even the sun was came out for half of it. I now have ribs cooking and an ice cold Stella on the go.

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    Closest I’ve got to that is 90 miles mainly off-road alone. It was a long day out, made more interesting by the need to get to the ferry before 6 or there would have been another 15 or so miles to add to the day!
    Well done on the achievement.

    pondo
    Member

    Well in. πŸ™‚

    Crag
    Member

    Good work fella. Bonus points for mtb with semi slicks.

    zero16
    Member

    Bloody amazing! I’ve just supported my works sponsored ride, first stage of next years Tour de France! They did about 120 miles in one day on road bikes and raised Β£6200 for Yorkshire cancer care! If you ever feel like getting on a bike again, get some support behind you, some very good causes out there that would love someone like you! I just wish I had the fitness to do some of these off road charity events!

    jekkyl
    Member

    That’s a really nice thing to say zero, thanks.

    samuri
    Member

    Excellent, well done.
    It feels great when you do your first one. 200 miles next then? πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    100 miles is a good ride. Very satisfying when you do it the first time.

    Keep it up, it gets easier. You’ll soon be aiming for the double century.

    (and if I can do a century, so can the rest of you regardless of how unfit you think you are)

    zero16
    Member

    No probs! It’s an amazing distance!
    I watched, from a support vehicle, 10 men and women on road bikes do the first stage in Yorkshire! Half of them (the girls) had never ridden bikes, until 10 weeks before the big day! The men, like me just did Sunday mornings on the mtb! Great support from my company (intermarketing agency, leeds) joining cyclesceme, (think some of the road bikes purchased my be on ebay now or locked away for ever, but they all did it with just 10 weeks of training, so all you guys out there that ride every week, please look out for the charity rides, if like me you dont have as much time to ride/train due to other commitments, family etc, just support mates, make other people aware! Thanks

    allthepies
    Member

    Well done Sir, chapeau.

    dan86
    Member

    Nice work! Most i’ve done was 70 miles and that was on an old bighit (got lost on dartmoor) Was 16 at the time, not sure I could manage 100 even on my road bike! Like you I’ve wanted to say ive done 100 miles in a day.. but who knows if I’ll ever get round to it πŸ™‚ Enjoy the beer πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon timidwheeler
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    Congratulations, mate. Great effort!

    Erm..
    Which tyres?

    martinxyz
    Member

    Yes, but tell them which bike you rode the 100 miles on,Epicyclo ;O)

    Freester
    Member

    Your first ton. Chapeau.

    stumpy_m4
    Member

    Well done that man, ive rode 107 miles on a road bike but only in a small group ….. its a great feeling as you go through the 100 mile barrier πŸ™‚
    Stella well deserved πŸ˜€

    Well done – it’s great to know you can cover the distance, πŸ˜€ it can get addictive. I much prefer distance over speed these days.

    FunkyDunc
    Member

    That some going on an MTB. I’ve not done 100 since my late teens, and a goal I want to get back to.

    jekkyl
    Member

    Thanks guys, many thanks also to the wonderful people at Sustrans who’ve put up loads of signs so that I didn’t have to get out my map very often. I also got cramps at around 92 miles so bad I had a get off and just go ‘agh agh Aggghhrrrhhh!’ something I never experienced that bad before.

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    martinxyz – Member
    Yes, but tell them which bike you rode the 100 miles on,Epicyclo ;O)

    This beauty. 1930s rod brake Armstrong single speed πŸ™‚

    Dingwall, Ullapool, Ledmore Junction, Bonar Bridge, Edderton

    As I say, if I can do it, anyone can. I’m old and decrepit.

    And just to add to the wheel debate, 28″ wheels rule πŸ™‚

    chives
    Member

    Chapeau ! I can fully sympathise with the cramp thing too!

    Still looking forward to a full century! Done 90-ish miles three times now (on knobblies, mix of on road & off) but either had a time deadline to hit (get the kids tea and into bed) or been too beaten up (strained knee!) to contemplate adding the extra miles in to push it over the ton! It’ll come, just need to find a full clear day again. πŸ™‚

    Edit – I was using the wrong diameter wheels, as Epicyclo clearly demonstrates! πŸ˜€

    5thElefant
    Member

    I also got cramps at around 92 miles so bad I had a get off and just go ‘agh agh Aggghhrrrhhh!’ something I never experienced that bad before.

    You lightweight! I can get that doing half the distance πŸ˜€

    mooman
    Member

    Good going fella. Even better you enjoyed it too.

    Blackflag
    Member

    I did my first sportive this year, a metric century round Cheshire. This thread is inspiring me to go and get a real one in before Christmas. well done sir!

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Did 60 miles once, on my old GT Timberline, following canals around Brum & the Black Countray’.
    On Tioga Psychos, so that counts as double. πŸ™‚

    Well done OP. πŸ˜€

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