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1/20/13 9:20 P

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Hadn't heard of the Seagull...sounds like a mighty fine ride and with my son living in Baltimore... :-)

www.seagullcentury.org/

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1/20/13 7:59 P

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I'm thinking of trying the Seagull Century (this would be my first century). So far I've only been riding off-road (like the towpath along the C&O Canal, and other smooth trails). Would my hybrid comfort bike be okay for such a long road ride?

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1/20/13 12:18 P

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Welcome, Dana. Not familiar with Centuries in your area, but if you're up for some traveling, there are some great ones in the northeast. The Seagull Century is probably my favorite--it's along the eastern shore of Maryland--and the Six Pillars in the spring is in or near Cambridge, Maryland--a beautiful area with quaint towns. The Seagull is very well organized, 8000 riders, and some pretty scenery. There's another one that friends have recommended on Long Island, NY. Both of these are in the fall. The Hancock 100 is in Findlay, OH. Well organized, smaller, but no scenery. All the rides were flat.

When training, I like to ride a couple of 75-80 milers prior to the Century.

Good luck--hope you find one that suits.

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12/5/12 8:30 A

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Katy Badlands 100 is a great 1st time century. It's well run and pancake flat. It was my first century. Good luck!!

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12/4/12 2:38 P

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Hi Dana! So good to see you pop up on the radar :)

No sage advice but I'm excited for you. A century is also on my list. Good luck and let us know how it goes.

Happy trails :)

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12/4/12 2:16 P

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The MS150 from Houston to Austin sounds AWESOME! I've done an MS150 in NJ and had a blast! The support provided and rest stops were VERY accommodating and all-in-all made my first century ride a BREEZE!

I'm sure there are other rides in your area too, but I can highly vouch for the MS rides.

As for advice? Just get out there and ride more frequently and gradually build up your distances. You'll do fine!

Don

Edited by: DDOORN at: 12/4/2012 (14:17)
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12/4/12 2:00 P

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Hi, everyone! I hope you are enjoying your week. It's hard to believe, but it has been in the 80's here in Houston!!! It's AWESOME! And, perfect for a nice ride!!!

I've been primarily running for the past 2 years and just cycling occasionally. Well, I've set a new goal... I want to ride a century in 2013! So, I'm wondering if you have some advice, or even a plan, to make that happen?

Right now, as far as cycling, I've been doing a 'long ride' each week (past 4 weeks... 12, 15, 15, 20) and spinning (45 mins) once a week. I know I need to up my rides to 3-4 times per week. But, I also need to keep it reasonable or I won't make it happen!

I also need to find a ride! I was aiming for late March/early April. I'd really like to do the MS150 from Houston to Austin, but my husband isn't comfortable with it. So, I need to find something fun to do!

Thanks!

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Feb 16 - Lions Club Bike Ride, 46.5 miles
Mar 3 - The Great Plane Ride, 25 hilly miles
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