Sunday, October 12, 2008

Center Hundy Completed


The pic is from my 1st lap. Started at 5:45am and did a lap of Coaster / Trestle / Connecter / Denmans reverse / Denmans forward / Connecter / then most of the time trial course on Hillside. 14 mile laps.

1st lap in the dark by myself then 1/2way through lap 2 I found Basso, Pig, Blackford and Jim(?). Did most thru most of lap3 w/them or Rick. Young Ryan and Dal joined me for lap 4.
Everyone was out today so I assumed that I'd find another to keep me company for laps 5-7. It was not in the cards and I rode those by myself. Probably a good thing as I could take it at my own pace. 7 laps = 98 miles so I added another coaster to hillside loop. My legs were screaming on the last lap uphills but I never gave in to the granny (all day).

A nice fall day on Hillside. Sometimes it seemed like it was snowing leaves.


Summary is 100.4 miles 9:38 ride time (lots of trail BSing) total time of 11:30.
A very long day and I'm now feeling it in my back. It's all worth it for what I think has got to be a first......100 miles all on the center trails in a day.


A pic at the end. I look like I aged a few years today. The car was my pitstop for each lap. Water, pop, clif bars, Hammer Gel and Sugar Cookie dough (yum).

BTW - thanks to all that I rode with, saw out there (Terri, Andy and others), and even those that called or sent a test during the day. Your positive comments and friendship really helped make the miles easier.

8 comments:

Ryan said...

Trail work on Saturday; on-trail century on Sunday. You are a role model, Tom :)

JASON said...

Way to go Tom! Glad I got in a lap with you. I'm certain you did the first ever Century on the Center Trails!

Teri said...

Great job Tom. Your an animal!!! You looked like you were riding strong out there. Long Live Long Rides.

Pete Basso said...

Congrats Tom, it was great to ride with you. 100 miles at the Center Trails is something to tell your grandkids about. Nice job.

Steve Fuller said...

Damn.....

Simbo said...

ANIMAL!!!! Is that a new Anderson ride in the background to haul your new ride (Specialized) to the trails?

Rusty Car said...

I am jealous. I got a century in this week too...at work, go figure. Well I might have come up about 5 hours short. Start planning your ski vacation yet?

Iowagriz said...

Moike, I have been thinking of skiing. Don't let Holly know, but I hope to find some 3-day weekend that I could break away and come out. I'll have to schedule it with you and drag you away from the office.