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Reston Bike Century - CycleCentury

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Reston, Virginia
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 3h 23m 3s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
  • 3h 23m 3s
  • 55 miles
  • 16.25 mile/hr

It was a century ride, not a race.

That said, I spent a lot of time just tooling around behind groups, staying a few lengths behind the last person. Last year the marking on the road sucked and a handful of us ended up just about going into Maryland from getting lost so badly.

I really feel bad about all the people who train in cities. I'm finding out how fortunate I am to be in suburbia and so near rural roads with no stop signs and no stop lights.

I spent a goodly part of my time stopped at stop signs and the rest of the time either accelerating from the stop sign or slowing down to the stop sign.

Weird that the ride did not provide any course maps prior to the day and would not even consider giving Garmin tracks for the routes.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I doubt I'm doing this ride next year. Poor marking last year, no maps until the day of and shipping my packet to an address that was a year out of date makes me wonder how much I'm willing to support this group.

Post race

Last updated: 2011-04-07 12:00 AM
03:23:03 | 55 miles | 16.25 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Wind: Little
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

2011-08-22 7:50 AM

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Subject: Reston Bike Century

2011-08-22 7:54 AM
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West Chester, Ohio
Subject: RE: Reston Bike Century
Doesn't sound like a fun Metric Century at all.....good job hanging in there.
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