Dark Century IX (100 Miles)
Dark Century IX
Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
Meet at Union Station 5:30 pm
Roll out at 6:30 pm
Meetup & Start at Downtown L.A's Historic Union Station
Finish at ? (Restaurant has yet to be decided)
Spoke Card created and provided by: Creative Thing
Route scouted and mapped by: Ridetime
Ride created by: Tern
Total distance will be around 103 to 104 miles.
Route for Dark Century IX
This ride will have a moderate pace of about (avg. 14-18 mph) and at times will Exceed the average speed. There will be a few gradual climbs but nothing over 500 feet of elevation.
We will have 3 scheduled stops not including the final breakfast stop, and The only reason we will stop any other time will be for technical problems. We will ride as a group, but if individual riders cannot keep up, there will be 3 bail-out points with 2, count em 2 “points of no Return".
This ride will finish at The Pantry for a post ride breakfast.
Special notes to century ridazz: 100 miles at night on a bike is never an easy ride. No matter how fit you are, it will be a major effort. If you have never ridden 100 miles in a day, and have not ridden 70 miles comfortably within the last two months, doing this particular ride is probably not a good idea.
We especially love first timers, but please, be prepared for a long ride. We welcome everyone and we will not leave anyone behind, but for the sake of a good pace for the majority of the ridazz, seriously consider your ability to do this before committing yourself.
Things to Bring:
Cool weather clothing. Please keep in mind that we start at 6:30pm when the weather is warm and if you know L.A. weather, It will begin to dip as soon as the sun goes down so pack a few clothing items to change into.
Two full water bottles, we will make stops where you can buy more water, Gatorade and food, but plan to be self contained. There will be a few stretches on this ride where we will have no access to stores or services.
Please Bring food with you as you will need to eat regularly during this ride. Bananas, Powerbars, PB&J sandwiches, cookies, snickers are all good items to eat while rolling.
I highly recommend that you Eat a good meal before the ride but never fear we will stop at a grocery store for a food break at about the 65 mile mark.
Please make sure your bike is in good working order. If the tires are a little thin, buy and install new tires,
Lube the chain, Adjust the brake pads, Tighten all fittings. In other words, Make sure your bike is in good working order!
Road bikes with gears work best on rides of this distance. Many have done this ride fixed, but I do not recommend
you bringing out your mountain bike for this ride. There will be a few short climbs but nothing that will make u
wanna call a cab, and climbs or no climbs please remember, the ride is long but you will be in good company and
have good support.
Other items to bring:
Two extra inner tubes that fit your wheels
A foldable extra tire that fits your wheels.
A working pump and/or enough co2 to fill two tires. The pump is the cheaper option.
A patch kit (make sure the kit has fresh patches and the tube of glue is not dried up).
Tire Lever and a multitool
Money(Cash & Credit) for food stops and breakfast afterwards.
Route slips will be available at the start for each rider and everyone who finishes the ride will receive an amazing spoke card designed especially for the Dark Century by renowned Artist & fellow rider, Creative Thing who's had the privilege of riding every Dark Century to date.
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See you all at DCIX on January 22nd..Note: Rain and/or below normal temperature cancels