Category Archives: Rides (100km+)

Most local rides are less than 60 miles. I likely will not write about them. However, organized centuries (100 miles or metric 100km) or other special event rides which exceed 100-km may be captured here, especially if there’s something interesting about them.

Pub Series Metric Century Plus Coffeeneuring Ride #4

A couple of members in our local bicycle club had an idea for a series of rides which start/end at local pubs. The plan was to try a different pub for each “pub ride.” The organizers researched pubs and breweries that are near good … Continue reading

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Trek’s Breast Cancer Awarness Ride… More Pink! (65 miles)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I rode in my second breast cancer awareness event, BikeBeat‘s inaugural Breast Cancer Awareness Ride (BCAR), from their shop in Chesapeake on October 11th. Like the previous weekend’s Petals for the Cure on city streets, this ride featured … Continue reading

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2014 Tour de Cure (65 miles)

I took a good beating on last month’s ACP 300 km ride. I took most of the week off so I’d be fresh for the Tour de Cure (TdC) the following Saturday. I opted to ride the easier metric century. I’ve … Continue reading

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Sea Gull Century (101 miles)

October 5th marked the 25th anniversary of the Sea Gull Century (SGC). Held on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the SGC is probably the flattest 100 miles anyone can ride. Flat rides usually mean one thing: WIND. Past years reported plenty of … Continue reading

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Surprise Ride (85 miles)

I awoke this past Saturday to head out to what I thought was going to be a somewhat ordinary ride. A group of local cyclists ride from a nearby high school each Saturday. The ride is usually brisk. Sometimes I’m … Continue reading

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Civil War Century (104 miles)

The Civil War Century is an annual event which takes place each September from Thurmont, MD. The ride has commanded such excellent attendance that organizers were forced to limit participation to 1600 riders for safety reasons. Registration opened in April … Continue reading

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Tour de Cure Century (103 miles)

On April 20th, I rode in the Tour de Cure (TdC), a charity ride which benefits the American Diabetes Association.  I rode the TdC for the first time last year and enjoyed the route, support and post-ride activities.  One of … Continue reading

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New Gearing – Part Product Review, Part Ride Report

I don’t think I’ve ever been a good climber.  When I weighed 150-lbs, I rode a six-speed crit bike with a 42x21T as its lowest gear and 99% of my riding in flat terrain.  Now that I’m well over 200-lbs and carrying more … Continue reading

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Suffolk-Gatesville Populaire (67 miles)

Sunday’s weather was too good to pass up for a January ride.  I wore tights, a Smartwool base layer, a jersey, a windbreaker with removable sleeves, a lightweight balaclava, and medium-weight gloves.  Seven riders showed up, including three recumbents:  Keith, Kim, Cory, Ron, … Continue reading

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Inaugural Suffolk to Newsoms Populaire (72-mi)

It’s been a while since my last long ride.  I missed December’s first 200-km permanent earlier this month due to a hip issue.  The time off the bike made leaping into a long ride unwise, especially without a shorter test … Continue reading

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