Wednesday, August 03, 2022

First Century Ride of 2022

This past Saturday, I did my first Century Bike Ride of 2002.

Yep, 100 miles.
That's right ... On my bicycle.
Yep, in one day.
No, my butt is fine.
Nope, I'm not crazy.
Yes, I know you don't like to drive that far.

If you've been following me, on this blog, you know I'm "training" for September. 

In September, I'm riding 1,000 miles to help raise awareness and money for the Children's Cancer Research Fund with the Great Cycle Challenge.

If you can afford it and are against childhood cancer, you should donate some money to help with the cause. If you want to help my fundraising effort ... you can donate at

If you don't want to donate your money on my Rider Page, you can find plenty of other riders or teams to donate to. Or you can donate straight to the GCC.

Or better yet ... join the cause yourself. Ride and get your donations for the kids.

I got started early in the morning ... a bit before 5am, and over an hour before sunrise.

Don't worry ... I have lights on my bike. Enough lumens up front to see well. Enough red flashing lights in the back that vehicles coming up behind me have not excuse not to see me.

I had my 3 liter camel back along with a water bottle filled with electrolyte-filled H2O. I also brought food in the form of Picky Bars.

As in most of my previous Century Rides, I planned my route as a big loop to bring me back to my house after finishing most of the ride.

When I was in Bear Creek Lake park, I finished my camel-back, and as that is close to my house, I headed back home to re-stock and check in with my wife (aka The SheppyBrew Beer Model).

Just short of the 80-mile mark, I pulled into my garage.

I rested some, and drank water. The Beer Model and I decided that she would accompany me for the last 20 miles of the ride.

We decided to head to Denver Beer Company at South Downing for lunch. This was perfect as this is about a 10 mile ride from our house.

My average miles per hour suffered by doing this, but I needed lunch, and it was nice to have company for at least part of the ride.

Lunch at Denver Beer Company was great.

We rode home and when we pulled back into the garage, my bike computer said 102.4 miles.


Honestly, this Century Ride was pretty easy for me. My legs were not sore at all.

I think this means I'm ready for my 1000 mile September.

Feel free to follow my September progress on even if you don't donate.

I'm sure I'll post more on this blog between now and the end of September.

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