Sunday, September 18, 2011

Metric Century Complete

(left to right: Walter Brown, Jim Pendarvis, Buchanan Dunn)

Yesterday morning I participated in my first organized bike ride - the St. Mary’s Century - and even though I did not set biking speed records I did complete the metric century, which is about 63 miles. This morning I am a little sore in the knees but I feel pretty good, as a matter of fact, I might play soccer this afternoon.

The course was a ride through beautiful St. Mary’s County, hence the name, with rides passing Amish run farms, down to islands, and a “few” challenging hills. We had people coming from the Virginia and Pennsylvania area, and I am sure others but those are the one I heard. I had the privilege of doing this ride with my Uncle and a fellow technology enthusiast Buchanan Dunn. We were able to complete the course in just under 4 hours and 30 minutes, and I did it on a bike that was about 30 years old and borrowed. I guess if I continue to ride I should buy my own, I’ll let you know what I get – if I get one.

If you would like to see the course, I have in on my runkeeper.

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