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Chico Velo Wildflower Century - CycleCentury

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Chico, California
United States
Chico Velo Cycling Club
50F / 10C
Total Time = 6h 35m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Bagel with peanut butter and a Bannana
Event warmup:

Wrestling my bike out of the pickup
  • 6h 35m
  • 100 miles
  • 15.19 mile/hr

Not a race - so no rankings.... A great ride, though, with about 5 other friends.
Post race
Warm down:

Wrestling my bike back into the pickup - then a bottle of chocolate milk for recovery - then two coronas.

Event comments:

Only a couple of issues - it was supposed to rain all day, so I packed lots of clothes - none of which were needed. It rained for about 15 minutes, then the sun came out.

Only other issue was my speedplay pedals - I've had them two years with zero problems - I think walking through the mud today messed them up, and I had real issues getting clipped in and out. Finally figured out that if I walked through the water puddles, I could get in and out OK. I need to work on that - a real challenge at the stoplights....

Big improvement over last year - Last year I had to walk 3 times on the uphill of Cherokee Road - this year NO WALKING!!! Cut about 16 minutes off my overall time this year.

Last updated: 2007-01-05 12:00 AM
06:35:00 | 100 miles | 15.19 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Usual Wildflower route - 3 big hills, with about 4400 feet of vertical elevation change
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2007-04-22 9:47 PM

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Durham, CA
Subject: Chico Velo Wildflower Century

2007-04-23 11:39 AM
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northeast Ohio
Subject: RE: Chico Velo Wildflower Century

Great job Dennis!  I was wondering how the weather was after your prior post about rainy century rides.  Sounds like it worked out just fine.  So cool about doing better than last year too!  That is awesome!

I hope the chocolate milk and the corona's weren't one right after the other.  Both sound good, but not together.  LOL!!!!!   

2007-04-24 1:03 AM
in reply to: #772864

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Durham, CA
Subject: RE: Chico Velo Wildflower Century

Yes, as usual I got all worked up about the weather and then "poof", the sun came out.  But at least now I am prepared for the race when we get dumped on!!

Thanks for checking back in,  




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