Late 2014 Century Rides?

Discussion in 'Virginia Bike Forum' started by storksb, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. storksb

    storksb New Member

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    Does anyone know of any good century rides in VA in September or October?

    Rode the CAP2CAP earlier this year and had a good ride, looking to do one more century before the year is out.

    Thanks

    Simon
     
  2. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

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    I've ridden this one. Looks like the start location has changed this year. I enjoyed the ride. The last time I road it it rained and the turn out was pretty low.

    http://www.riverride.org/
     

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    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

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  4. storksb

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    Hi Rola,

    Thanks for the links to the couple of rides. I quite the look of the RiverRide though the website is a little short of detail.

    I see they have SAG support but do they provide any feed & watering stations?

    Will probably do the English Century.

    Thanks. Simon
     
  5. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

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    In the past they did and they were generally nice spots to stop as well
     
  6. cderalow

    cderalow Senior Member

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    There's the seagull century in MD as well, I think that's normally in October.

    I'm doing a half century for the DC tour de cure on sept 27.

    Runs along the Potomac river into me and past my house.
     
  7. storksb

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    Thanks for the info, will likely sign up for this ride.

    Simon
     
  8. TruElvis

    TruElvis Two "Slow" Spoke Tavern Member

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    You could just get a couple of friends together and do your own century ride at any time Simon. Just pick a destination that is 50 miles away with a few rest stops along the way and you are all set. In fact, I may do one this weekend with a couple of club members by riding to the shore from a park near our houses. We'll have lunch at the boardwalk and then ride back. The whole trip is about 100 miles give or take a few.
     
  9. DaFlake

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    Seagull Century is Sept 27th as well and they provide rest stops with food water and entertainment. It is a good flat century.
     
  10. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

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    Proabaly sold out :)
     
  11. DaFlake

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    Nope, still selling tickets! :)
     
  12. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

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    Im surprised to tell ya truth !
     
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    My first century is officially scheduled for October 5, 2014! I need to start ramping up my mileage on the weekends. Any further suggestions to help me prepare, riding wise? My longest ride to date is 70 miles.


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    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

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    I see you registered :)
     
  16. cderalow

    cderalow Senior Member

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    Same day as the DC tour de cure I'm riding.
     
  17. storksb

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    I did indeed register, thought I'd give it a shot. Relatively inexpensive and only a couple of hours from home. Any one else here planning on doing the RiverRide?

    Simon
     
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    My advice would be to ramp up the long rides slowly, increasing my 10% each week. Ideally be up to 70 - 75 miles a couple of weeks before the ride. Be sure to be able to do a second ride of 35 - 40 miles the day after the 70 miler, if you can handle that the century should be more than doable.

    Simon
     
  19. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

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    I would have loved to. A few of us here had a MTB trip to Warrior Creek planned that weekend but it fell apart and I'll be in New York that weekend now :cool:
     
  20. storksb

    storksb New Member

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    It will be interesting to see how the River Ride goes, looks like it is a relatively small event based on the current number registered. Rola do you recall how many riders took part when you did it last?
    My only experience of organized century rides is the Cap2Cap which I have done the last 3 years. The is a fairly big event so will be good to compare the experience against the RiverRide.

    Simon