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Hi Kids, Is anybody here doing the Maple City Century gravel in Honesdale Pa. 9/24/17 , it really is an awesome event
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Hi Kids, Is anybody here doing the Maple City Century gravel in Honesdale Pa. 9/24/17 , it really is an awesome event


Looks like I probably will be doing the ride since it's kind of my backyard. What kind of pace do you ride or are you doing the ride? I had signed up for a 24 hr. ride in Baltimore Md. 2 pm Sat. to 2 pm Sunday. 24 hrs of Booty now called 24 Foundation. I am a Cancer Survivor and this is a Cancer Support ride. My thoughts now is to go ride 100 miles there book out of there at midnight or before and head to the ride in Pa.


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 yes i'm doing the metric, for gravel probably at a pace of 11 mph

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 yes i'm doing the metric, for gravel probably at a pace of 11 mph



We could PM message phone numbers or I will be riding a 2016 Red/Black Raleigh Tamland 1 with a Green Pony Express 120 jersey on. I shouldn't be too hard to pick out. We could ride together for awhile and see if we are riding the same pace.

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So tell me how your ride went.

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went excellent. rode most of it with 3 riders, wanted to be home by 5 around mile 48 ish had to push the pace a bit , couldn't stick around later though had to go, How was your day
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Mine couldn't have gone much worse I was lucky to make it thru it. I should have known I was in trouble when I saw most of the locals show up with their roadie bikes with what  looked to be 28 mm tires on the back or really expensive gravel bikes. I heard at the riders meeting about a fully stocked rest stop. What I didn't hear was that it was at 44 miles of the 62 mile ride. I decided a few miles into the ride I was out of the Century ride. I got dropped right away on the hard road and missed the first turn left on the hard road. I went a 1/2 mile down the road and backtracked on the course and had 2-4 miles extra just from the start of the ride. I somehow failed to leave my wallet and my cell phone at the car when I decided to switch to my smaller bag(stupid) I was trying to do catch up the whole ride. The turn off at 16 miles for the metric was fun but the first time I had a chance to ride the Tamland on single track. I got cooked around 30 miles into the ride. I stopped at a guys house and he must have really liked cyclist. He brought out 3 cold bottles of water and set them in front of me. He also filled up my one Polar bottle with cold water also. Some of the gravel racing excitement is still getting to me as it is much different than road riding/racing. I bonked about 4-6 miles from the rest stop A cyclist came along and gave me an opened bag of Power Bar Performance energy blasts(lemon flavored) and the sag gave me a 1/2 PBJ. That helped me make it in to the rest stop. There I made up for my negative calorie deficit. I drank 2 cokes/1/2 PBJ/bagg of pretzels/1/2 of a banana and some water and probably some other snacks probably. I had to gut it out to make it to the finish line. One excuse I had no phone to call the sag. lol Being somewhat competitive I might or might not have been losing it towards the end of the ride. I thought a rider was pulling up beside me and it was my shadow. lol I walked 5-6 hills because of the heavy bike which is more than I have ever walked on my road bike since 1992. I did finish and learns some lesson in gravel riding/racing 101. I also found some food in my back pocket after the race. yikes.

Glad you had a great ride.
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