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    Hey everyone! Just wondering if anyone will do it this year? I want to do it and it will be my very first ride event ever. Planning to do the 100k one. Only thing that kind of holding me back is no one of my friends could come lol.
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    im signed up for the 160, my first event too

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    I'm on the fence. I've got events surrounding that weekend, so was hoping to get a bit of a rest weekend in.

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    I'm on the fence as well. Done that couple of times, windy as shit both times.

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    If we all ride together then we can shield ourselves from the wind and take turns pulling...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilmira View Post
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    I'm on the fence as well. Done that couple of times, windy as shit both times.
    Isn't that just biking in Alberta?

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    Training ride 2. Other knee then normal waskilling me for the last 40
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    https://www.strava.com/activities/1107663953

    Highly recommend the cafe just N of Millarville on Hwy 22. Great croissant and coffee and good people

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent.ff View Post
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    Training ride 2. Other knee then normal waskilling me for the last 40
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    https://www.strava.com/activities/1107663953

    Highly recommend the cafe just N of Millarville on Hwy 22. Great croissant and coffee and good people
    OP's talking about this, not their weekly group rides.

    http://events.mec.ca/node/139731/

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    I signed up for the 160k. Usually do the Conquer Cancer ride but couldn't make it this year and wanted something to work towards. First time doing over 100k in a day, so looking forward to it. I've done a few training rides but will increase efforts after vacation

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    Quote Originally Posted by buh_buh View Post
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    OP's talking about this, not their weekly group rides.

    http://events.mec.ca/node/139731/


    I know. I'm signed up for the 160 and that's my second training ride for it...

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    Has anyone had a Bike fit done at Mec? It's only $120, but is it just joe dude on the sales floor doing it or someone who actually knows what they're doing? I think I need a fit done before the ride

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    Hmm I'm kind of interested in the 100. Am I going to stick out like a sore thumb riding my upright hybrid? I've done 60 and 70k rides on it and commute fairly regularly 30k/day so I think with a bit of training I could rock out a 100. But are people super hardcore and I'd be looking like a moron?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-hop View Post
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    Hmm I'm kind of interested in the 100. Am I going to stick out like a sore thumb riding my upright hybrid? I've done 60 and 70k rides on it and commute fairly regularly 30k/day so I think with a bit of training I could rock out a 100. But are people super hardcore and I'd be looking like a moron?
    Yeah, you're gonna have some hardcore folks there and you're gonna have some amatures like myself there too. IMO, no one really gives a shit whether you 'stick out' or not on something like this...show up, give it your best and have some fun with it and that's all that should matter.

    ...here's a great example
    https://imgur.com/Q4jrtad
    Originally posted by scat19
    I have a BMW so im not stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XylathaneGTR View Post
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    Yeah, you're gonna have some hardcore folks there and you're gonna have some amatures like myself there too. IMO, no one really gives a shit whether you 'stick out' or not on something like this...show up, give it your best and have some fun with it and that's all that should matter.

    ...here's a great example
    https://imgur.com/Q4jrtad
    Haha that is awesome! Yea I might do the 100 then I think that would be a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-hop View Post
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    Haha that is awesome! Yea I might do the 100 then I think that would be a blast.
    If you're doing 30k a day 3-5 times a week to work a 100 will be a breeze. Biggest thing I've noticed on my training is needing the elevation gain as my commutes are pretty well flat

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    You'll have no issue doing the 100k. There will be people there on hybrids so you'll fit right in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent.ff View Post
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    Has anyone had a Bike fit done at Mec? It's only $120, but is it just joe dude on the sales floor doing it or someone who actually knows what they're doing? I think I need a fit done before the ride
    $120 for a bike fit? I too would be interested to hear about the quality of this service if anyone's had any experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kJUMP View Post
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    $120 for a bike fit? I too would be interested to hear about the quality of this service if anyone's had any experience.


    I might bite the bullet on it and go do it. knee was killing me enough to motivate it

    Booked in for friday
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent.ff View Post
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    I might bite the bullet on it and go do it. knee was killing me enough to motivate it

    Booked in for friday
    Nice man, let us know how it goes. The MEC website does say it's a premium fit service so demand nothing less Overall I'm comfortable on mine though I get pain/knots in my right shoulder/neck and also a bit in the low back, esp when nearing the century mark. Sometimes my left fingers also go numb lol. Not sure if that's a muscle endurance/flexibility issue or more due to my set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kJUMP View Post
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    Nice man, let us know how it goes. The MEC website does say it's a premium fit service so demand nothing less Overall I'm comfortable on mine though I get pain/knots in my right shoulder/neck and also a bit in the low back, esp when nearing the century mark. Sometimes my left fingers also go numb lol. Not sure if that's a muscle endurance/flexibility issue or more due to my set up.
    ya figure with knee pain, and my foot going fully asleep on my Saturday ride, i gotta figure some shit out. Will update once i see how it is..hopefully its not just joe-guy off the sales floor

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