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July 21, 2008: 2-5-10

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July 21, 2008: 2-5-10

Post  BikeBeth on Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:19 pm

Stage 1 of the Tour was last Saturday, which means the annual sufferfest of the 2-5-10 Century is only two weeks away. And it's the 5th anniversary edition! This fun little event began as a joke in 2004 when Bill, Ken and Taylor were the only finishers; grew in attendance, but not in finishers (Bill, Taylor, Beth) in 2005; found 8 of us dumb enough to ride all 100 (102 to be exact) miles in 2006; before sanity only again prevailed, and only 3 finished last year. The ride is traditionally held on the mountain rest stage and second rest day of the Tour, which this year is Monday, July 21, the day before the pros hit Cime de la Bonnette-Restefond, the highest point of this year's Tour.


Here's a quick refresher on logistics for the day:

The ride leaves SMC promptly at 8 a.m. If you're in for the long haul, or the first lap, be there by 7:45. At the end of each lap, the group swings by the shop to jot down the lap time (we'll have a dry erase board), for water refills (we'll have a big cooler), energy/espresso/Sportlegs, bathroom. These stops are ideally 5 minutes. (Stringing two laps together at some point, usually early, is a possibility, but with consent of the group.)

Riders intending to complete the entire century, for the most part, ride as a group. One key to finishing is the pacing. It's been possible for us every year to roughly climb as a group, then let people catch up on the descents and flat transitions so you begin each climb (2; double-digit/5; and 10) more or less together. It's very rewarding to have every lap end with almost the entire group rolling into SMC pretty much together.

Anyone can jump on at the shop for as many laps as they want. Having fresh legs (and attitudes) out there for multiple laps is extremely helpful to the century riders. (But remember: you're there for pacing the group, not to show how strong you are.) The laps take about 50 minutes each, so it's fairly simple to plan when to show up if you aren't doing the entire ride. The only break longer than 10 minutes all day will be after Lap 6 when the group breaks for lunch from Armetta's; this normally happens a little before 2:00 and takes about 30 minutes.

What to bring: money for lunch and maybe pizza after, espresso, gels; Advil; sunscreen; gloves (even if you don't normally wear them, you'll want to--sweaty hands on brake hoods after a few laps aren't a pretty combination); change of cycling shorts & maybe jersey (for midride, you'll be happy you did); chamois cream!; change of clothes for post-ride festivities (perhaps, at the newly opened Strickland lagoon, so pack a bathing suit just in case); washrag/towel.

Rumor has it... Steve broke down and got a 27T, Laura will be back to kick ass for the women (yeah!), Kyle is figuring out how to wash out his LiveStrong kit between laps, Ben is shaving his legs for the occasion, DaveH has been getting secret coaching from Jorge, Laroo will get progressively happier with each lap, DaveJ says he'll do it if "it's not too hot," Paul Taus ISN'T having furniture delivered this year—and Alice will be on their 2nd Street driveway with baked goods, Army Jay plans to smoke quicker so he can beat last year's amazing 6 laps, Bart will show up again in Crocs and ride one-handed with a latte, Ryan is motorpacing with the party machine, Pearson is considering giving the group a 4-hour headstart, Christina will take the red-eye back from Belize to ride, Brad and Tracy are riding the tandem, Dave "I'll never do this again" Pryor admits to missing the pain, Brian plans a "breakfast" ride to warm up and be ready at the start, Tilford flees the flatlands of Kansas to tackle 2-5-10 on a singlespeed, Kuklis will show up bleary-eyed from his 30th birthday bash (which causes a jealous Plunkett to call in "well" and stick to his PBR-a-lap throwdown), Ray decides as long as he "peeks in" on Izzy in her carseat every lap, he can ride.

Have fun. Hope to see everyone on the 21st...

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Post  BikeBeth on Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:15 pm

Route specifics for 2-5-10 (all of this times 10):
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=http:%2F%2Ftrail.motionbased.com%2Ftrail%2Fkml%2Fepisode.kml%3FepisodePkValues%3D6244972&ie=UTF8&z=14

Clif Notes (for those who don't care about every little detail):
Mileage per lap: 10.19 miles
Elevation per lap: 1,473 feet
Approximate time per lap: 47 minutes
Approximate time climbing per lap: 26 minutes
Approximate avg. speed: 13.1 mph
Highest % grade: 22% (on 10th)
Avg. grade of all climbs: 6.3%


Don't forget, it's Monday....July 21st. First lap rolls promptly at 8 a.m.
If you plan on doing the entire ride, be at SMC no later than 7:45.

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2-5-10 pics

Post  BikeBeth on Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:14 pm

Thanks to Liz for riding along and snapping photos on the final lap...

http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=hnbsu91.8r0e03nt&x=0&y=2chdom&localeid=en_US

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2-5-10 results

Post  BikeBeth on Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:41 pm

7/21/08
Route: 2-5-10 Century
Century finishers: 12 riders--Pearson, Steve, Heath, Laura, Brian, X2, Kyle, Donaghy, Army Jay, Gennady, Tom, JohnG.
Different riders completing at least one lap: 52
Total laps ridden by group: 233
Most riders on one lap: 29 (lunchtime); 26 (at start)
Fewest riders on one lap: 17 (Lap 8)
Approximate total climbing: 349,500 feet
Quickest lap: 46 minutes (Lap 3)
Slowest lap: 55 minutes (Laps 8 and 10)
Average lap time:50.2 minutes
Shortest break: 4 minutes (between Laps 1 and 2)
Longest break (excluding lunch, which was 30 minutes): 13 minutes (before Lap 10)
5-gallon jugs of water consumed: 6
After-ride beers consumed poolside: 49
Cigarettes smoked by Jay during century: 13
Coolest surprise: Alice Taus leaving a cooler of homemade baked goodies at their 2nd Street driveway
YTD 2-5-10 finishers: Bill (3); Beth (2); Taylor (2); Brian (2); Laura (2); Heath (2); Ken, Pryor, Bowman, Topher, Lath, Corey, Jamie, Pearson, Steve, X2, Kyle, Donaghy, Army Jay, Gennady, Tom, JohnG.
Next year: July 20, 2009 (tentative until final Tour route is announced)

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Re: July 21, 2008: 2-5-10

Post  kworth on Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:18 am

Any more pictures from this one? Bowman??

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