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<p>Finished the tri-state seacoast century (organized by the Granite State Wheelmen). Doubled up. Not much to say about the ride, except 1) I must have found the right saddle, because my ass didn't hurt either day and 2) Well organized, beautiful - a destination ride (for all you people who don't have the good fortune to live out in these parts) and 3) Gatorade gets pretty disgusting after your 5th or 6th bottle.</p>
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<p>The first day I rode moderately/hard - snagging groups along the way. It was warm, and windy in the afternoon - actually kind of oppressive by the afternoon.</p>
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<p>I'd guess the average was in the low 18s, but not sure. I missed part of the loop, and my cyclometer spiked somewhere around mile 70. I'm really not sure of distance, since I screwed the course up - I actually added 3-4 miles with an extra run into Portsmouth, but subtracted some by missing a couple of shortish loops (maybe 6-7 miles total). The Cyclometer read 104 miles on my return (over route by 1 mile). At any rate, when I got home, I rode 6 or 7 miles around the neighborhood to ensure that I hit a century for the day - but I have no idea on accurate mileage.</p>
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<p>The second day, I thought I'd missed the side loop again, so rode a bit extra on course - but then followed a rider in front of me who actually knew where they were going - so DID successfully add on the 5 milish loop, and ended up with 108.1 miles for the day (about 5 extra than the route). So ... all told, about 210-215 miles over two days. The day itself was much cooler (low 60s), with a bit of a drizzle by end</p>
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<p>The second day was mostly for relaxation and enjoyment. I'd snagged my daughter's small Nikon Coolpix camera - and shot a few photos on day 1, but a lot on day 2. Unfortunately - being a DUMBASS, I wasn't reviewing the pix after each shot. At any rate - she'd had it set on Black and White - so I ended up with a 1940's style record of the ride .... If you take a look through the album below - just know that the colors were GORGEOUS (you'll have to take my word for it).</p>
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<p>Many photos with a few annotations at the following URL. If you glimpse through the album, you'll know why I love this area so much.</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5029107007/in/set-72157624920020559/" target="_blank">Reg's FLICKR stream of the 2010 Seacoast Century, September 25/26, 2010</a></p>
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<p><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/58030/width/1000/height/800/flags/" target="_blank"><img alt="5029106271_353f6ef7d8_b.jpg" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="14188" data-type="61" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/14188/width/667/height/500" style="; width: 667px; height: 500px"></a></p>
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<p>Reg.</p>
 

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<p>Those were some great photos Reg, thanks for sharing!  Didn't get a chance to go through all of them because the Internet connection was too slow, but I'll do so when I'm back  home.  Looks like a beautiful ride!</p>
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<p>You did take a lot of photos!  I think some of them work quite well "in stunning Black and White!"  Looks like/sounds like a great event.</p>
 

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<p>Thanks all for kind words. It really was a pleasure to ride - esp. taking the time and enjoying it on day two. It's been a long time since I've been in photography expedition mode (you know how it is ... even on vacation you feel you need to dash about, and you mostly get quick snaps to document that you were there). Nice to savor a bit of alone time, and really take the time to appreciate something that's captured the eye. I DO wish that some of the pics had come out in color though <img alt=";)" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//wink.gif" title=";)"> </p>
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<p>Doug and Cheryl - definitely put this on your to do list in the future. I'll be a repeat rider for sure.</p>
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<p>Awesome pictures! Sounds like a beautiful and fun ride! Though maybe they could have used better signage since it sounds like you missed a few turns? <img alt="wink.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//wink.gif"></p>
 
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