Sunday, August 24, 2008

August Gravel Century

Just a quick post tonight....Rick and Scott met Steve at his house to start the ride. I could tell upon waking up that I was not going to be 100%. I met them on the road and we meandered west of town. We ended up in Panora for lunch at mile 55. I had few times that I had wanted to quit prior to this point, but kept expecting it to get better.

It never did and at mile 65 I sent the boys ahead without me as I was holding them up too much.
The picture above is after I caught them lounging under a tree in Adel. Steve and I had to teach Rick and Scott how to get the most miles of gravel in during these types of rides. :)

Finished the ride with near 8hrs ride time, but over 10hrs with stops.

More pics on Flickr(link on the right)

8months down. 4 more to go.

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Buckshot77 said...

Ahem Tom, it was you and I that discovered the joys of shoulder riding during our March hundy. You guys just perfected it by doing it for 40 miles... Weirdos!

Iowagriz said...

I had forgotten about that March ride. The April "Ride of the Shoulders" has blurred out anything prior....

Steve Fuller said...

April's ride taught me that you *can* have too much of a thing. Good job yesterday Tom. I could tell you weren't feeling the greatest, but you gutted it out.

Rusty Car said...

Good job Horn.