Wednesday Century

-6.15.16-I planned to knock out the monthly Gran Fondo challenge from Strava on Wednesday, my day off this week. June’s Gran Fondo is 115 km. I’m gonna try and tackle 161 km to complete my third ever (imperial) century ride, being at least 100 miles. I made a route on Strava coming out to be 159km. I do not follow routes. Anything could happen at any time and change your ride. And some roads are too busy for me.


Materials List:

  • Socks
  • Cycling Shoes
  • Bib shorts
  • MTB shorts
  • Jersey
  • Cycling Cap
  • Helmet
  • iPhone
  • Garmin Edge 1000
  • Fuel: (2) Kind grain bars
  • Water bottle w/ Ice Water
  • Garmin Forerunner 235 Watch
  • Tool
  • Cycling Gloves
  • Money/ID
  • Key
  • Bicycle 🙂


-6.16.16-I rode my ass off yesterday. And had to go to work today, the commute wasn’t too bad today. The sunburn is the worst part.

Melting roads, simmering blood and briny sweat marinated skin roasting for hours. Melting asphalt and moist dense gravel were some obstacles yesterday.


#RideOn is the only thing summing up the motivation needed to just endure imperfect conditions and persevere on larger rides. I’m not sure there is such a thing as perfect riding conditions. Here in Illinois, we have wind, rain/snow/ice, warmth and cold.


Let insulated water bottle freeze 7/8 full of water for two days. Top it off. It lasted me 3+ hours in 80 degree weather. Red route was planned. Blue route was ridden.

 My Wednesday Century