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The Montauk Century 2006 - CycleCentury

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New York, New York
United States
Five Borough Bicycle Club
60F / 16C
Total Time = 5h 37m 38s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Bagel in the car; donut and coffee at the start.
Event warmup:

  • 5h 37m 38s
  • 102.33 miles
  • 18.18 mile/hr

Generally, good race. It was quite scenic and overall a VERY nice ride. We rode right by the house I lived in from pre-K to 2nd grade, the deli we used to go to, and right near our cousin's house. Also rode through a lot of nice little towns along the south shore of Long Island. Passed a lot of beautiful houses farther out, around the Hamptons. Very scenic.
Kept HR in zone1 most of the time, and did 10-20 minute spurts up into low-mid zone2. The goal was to do 20minutes at the top of every hour in Z2, but I wound up usually doing more frequent 5-15minute sets in Z2. It was easier to manage with the terrain and the rest stops.
Kept drafting to a minimum, except when I tried to hang onto the end of this paceline with about 5 miles to go - these guys were bookin' it, I was able to hold onto their wheels for about a mile or two but then my HR was in high Z2 and my legs had had enough.
What would you do differently?:

Well, I need to have better muscular endurance. I think I paced it decently well. The last 15 miles were tough, but that's what I expected. My ass was sore, as were my shoulders and a little of my lower back.
Post race
Warm down:

Had a hot shower (they had these portable trucks with hot showers - it was NICE!). Got a massage - also VERY NICE!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Bad musclar endurance. My parents were there - they said I was ~50-60 to reach the finish, which I don't believe. There were well over 2000 riders - I heard 2400. No way I was that fast.

Event comments:

I'd definitely recommend this ride. Very scenic, good support, good food at aid stations, and a full meal with massage, showers at the finish.

Last updated: 2006-05-21 12:00 AM
05:37:38 | 102.33 miles | 18.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Above is only cycle time. Including rest stops, time is 5:53:36, or a pace of 17.36mph. Avg HR 141, although it was lower because that includes about 10-20minutes of erroneous high readings (I definitely didn't hit a HR of 225!!)
Wind: Some
Course: Mainly flat. A big bridge at mile 59, a few hills around miles 60-70 and then more hills over the last 5 miles (UGH!)
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2006-05-21 5:43 PM

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Seattle WA
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2006-05-21 6:39 PM
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Sounds like it was a nice timeā€”and that was a great pace!
2006-05-21 6:45 PM
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North Carolina
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Awesome ride!!! Keep doing those centuries and the muscles with come.........they have two!! Great job.
2006-05-21 6:56 PM
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Science Nerd
Redwood City, California
Subject: RE: The Montauk Century 2006
Good job on the century!  That's a good pace for the distance!
2006-05-21 7:16 PM
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Plant City, FL
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Excellent ride Tom!! That's a LONG way to go for a meal and massage!
2006-05-21 7:46 PM
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Virginia Beach, VA
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Great ride!

2006-05-21 7:57 PM
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Extreme Veteran
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Nice job...a century is the only thing on this websight (so far) that I can relate to. I have done 5 centuries...2 in '03 and 3 in '04. Your time is really should be really psyched I can still remember the feeling at the end so I am smiling for you


Nice Work.

2006-05-23 7:01 AM
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Winston-Salem, NC
Subject: RE: The Montauk Century 2006
Great race Tom! You are going to be soooo ready for IMAZ by doing these centuries. Can't wait to hear about your next race. Keep it up, bro!
2006-05-23 10:16 AM
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Whitsett, North Carolina
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You're like the endurance athlete from hell.  LOL!  I would hate to see you in my rear view mirror turning out those miles knowing that your closing in on me.  Bit by bit.  LOL!

Awesome race.  You're a freaking stud.

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