2016 9TH ANNUAL CAROLINA CENTURY BIKE RIDE'N'ROLL 21-102 MILES * Saturday October 22 2016 * Gospel Baptist Church, 5945 N Church Street, Greensboro NC 27455 * 102/90/82/72/64/51/40/31/21 Miles * 7:30a 10mph+ and 9:00a 12mph+ starts and more. * Voted Best Triad Century Ride by Endurance Magazine readers in 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015. * Full & Half Imperial & Metric Centuries plus Supported Bail-Out Routes. * 10 Hour+ Support for Your Epic Ride. * Preregister on CarolinaCentury.com website. * http://BL2U.com/events/carolina-century/ * Bike Ride'n'Roll to Benefit People with MS and to Fight Hunger Where We Ride * Modular Course: Nested loops (21, 31, 51) attached to 51 miles of daisy-chained lassos (64, 72, 82, 102). * Clockwise courses emphasize right turns; suburban first while fresh, more rural as courses finish.
A few years ago I had to shake things up as the old joys were no more....at least for a while. Thanks to three lovely young skater friendgirls, I started skating, and it turned out I was quickly more addicted than they were. The Year of Skating Dangerously saved me. To honor that time, and join the red skates and blue skates (and my newer white skates with stars) into the United Skates, I present: http://roadskater.net/rsn/photos/index.htm.
This looks like a great event. Very A2A-ish, hillwise, but marathon distance. There are some pretty technical hills on the course by the looks of it.
I believe a blind skater completed the race, aided by a paceline buddy. I don't know anything other than the name of the event and what's visible in the video, but I will add to this as I find out more, if I get time.
Once again, I completed the 102 mile Carolina Century this past Saturday. The family did the 31 mile option on their bikes. I need to get my girls used to skating long distances...
Not much to say, the skate was drama-free. So I'll just give some initial impressions.
What a great skate! Just like last year, conditions were perfect. No special difficulty, just a great day to skate.
Four skaters this year: Blake, Elizabeth, Bob Harwell, and me. Bob and I left Blake and Elizabeth fairly early in the skate, around 5-7 miles in (?). In Blake's defense, it sounded like he was on his phone quite a bit still working out some issues with other event organizers and volunteers.
I can not prove this large young dog was not just jealous of our fun and wanted to jump in to exercise to help people with multiple sclerosis. So I will just say I am glad we all had no lasting pain (except perhaps for his psychological pain from seeing skaters coast past him from behind with skates on the ground on either side of him).