Day 78: Team Fatty’s 100 Miles to Nowhere

22 03 2010
100 Miles to Nowhere

100 Miles to Nowhere

 

I read recently about Fat Cyclist’s 3rd Annual “100 Miles to Nowhere” ride. As Fatty explained on his blog: “The 100 Miles of Nowhere is a race without a place. It’s an event in which hundreds of people participate . . . all by ourselves.” 

Each participant pays a $95 fee to ride their bike on a very small course for 100 miles (or any number of miles the cyclist chooses). The course can be around the block, on rollers or a stationary trainer, or some other small area.  The “official” date for the race is May 8, but the rules are flexible: participants can do the ride on any date that fits their schedule, and it can be any number of miles. Although less than 100 miles is acceptable, I will be attempting to ride the full 100 miles. The registration fee goes to LiveStrong to help people in their battles against cancer. 

I’ve not attempted a 100 mile ride yet, but I figured this was a perfect opportunity to try. Carrick is going to join me and we’re each going to commit to riding 50 – 100 miles in the neighborhood cemetery (depending on that day’s weather). It’s a nice flat route and one lap around the perimeter of the cemetery is a little over a mile. The hours at the cemetery are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., so if we’re unable to finish the miles before closing time, we will finish by riding through our neighborhood. We’re planning the ride for May 8, but if the weather is bad that day, we may change the date closer to time, since that is supposedly allowed in the rules. Since our ride will be taking place in the nearby cemetery, it seemed fitting to call our ride “The Day of the Dead.” In keeping with the Latin American holiday which remembers friends and family members who have died, our ride will honor those who have lost their battle with cancer and cyclists who have died in crashes. 

Registration for the event is capped at 500 participants, so if you want to register, do it soon at fatcyclist.com. Men register here, women register here

I’m looking forward to the ride! And I’m hopeful that after two successful, relatively shoulder-pain-free rides this weekend will mean that I’ll be good as new by May and be ready for the challenge! 

Today’s starting weight: 151 

Breakfast:
— Organic whole wheat english muffin with Nutella = 294 cal. 

Lunch:
— Amy’s organic mac & cheese = 410
— 8 Rold Gold honey wheat pretzel sticks = 110
— Vitamin Water Zero = 0 

Dinner:
— Salad with ranch dressing = 163
— Soft pretzel = 483
— Iced tea = 0 

Life is a journey. Enjoy the ride. 

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30 04 2010
Day 117: Swag bag for 100 Miles to Nowhere Ride « Cyclingproject365

[…] swag which is part of the registration fee I paid (along with 500 other people) to participate in Fat Cyclist’s 100 Miles to Nowhere ride on May 8. I’m hoping to ride the entire 100 miles, but since I’ve never ridden […]

7 05 2010
Day 124: What Have I Done? « Cyclingproject365

[…] 124: What Have I Done? 7 05 2010 It’s the day before the 100 Miles to Nowhere ride and I’m wondering what exactly I’ve gotten myself into. Part of me is excited to […]

8 05 2010
Day 125: 50 Miles of Monotony « Cyclingproject365

[…] post will be short. Carrick and I each rode 50 miles today (actually she rode 65) for the 100 Miles to Nowhere ride. I lost count of how many total laps we made around the cemetery near our house (the perimeter […]

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