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.

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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Sunbury-Edenton Loop (75-mi)

Twice a year, Team Portsmouth puts on a great 75 mile supported ride between Sunbury and Edenton, NC.  The team staffs two SAG vehicles and loads up plenty of drinks and goodies for the ride.  The plan includes stopping for … Continue reading

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Ride the Dragon, Gloucester VA (103-mi)

Ride the Dragon was a relatively under promoted 25, 50, and 100 mile ride which started at Thousand Trails Campground in Gloucester, VA on October 13th.  I had been off the bike since last Sunday’s permanent.  For one reason or another, I … Continue reading

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