Monday, March 12, 2007

solo century - twice around lake washington!

the lake washington bicycle loop is a popular ride in the seattle area, with both city and suburban views and some nice hills in between.

since i'm shooting for the one-day STP (200 miles!) this year, i decided to do an unsupported solo century just to see how i'd feel. the easiest route i could think of (and that i've done before) was to do the lake washington loop, but twice.

i completed it yesterday, and here are the stats:

  • distance: ~110 miles
  • total time: 6 hours, 50 minutes
  • bottles refilled: 4
  • flats: 0
  • cramps: 2
  • sore knees: 1
  • boosted ego: 1
anyway it wasn't all that bad, although 200 miles this july won't be very easy, and this put it in perspective.

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