5 x 100 Miles of Nowhere. To Nowhere (Road)

The tradition lives on with this year’s installment of Fat Cyclist’s 100 Miles of Nowhere. 5 centuries in five days in four states. BOOM!

I’m going to do a day-by-day posts with photos and lots of flair, but in the meantime, this summary will have to do.

So, quick flashback to bring you up to speed
Year 1: 100 Miles on Rollers
Year 2: 100 Miles of Thomas Grade

As you can see, I’ve backed myself into an insanity corner. So this year… This year, I found a road in Colorado called Nowhere Road. Brain clicked. It made perfect sense to ride 5x 100 miles of nowhere to nowhere. Road. 🙂

Some quick facts

Rider: Janeen
Bike: Peanut Butter
Team: PB+J

What kind of centuries?
They were out-and-back centuries. Why? Because I was by myself and had to be able to get my car to the next century.

How did I get from one place to another?
It went like this: Drive to start. Sleep in a hotel. Get up, ride a century. Get back to the car. Drive to the start of the next (eat something on the way or stop if time). Sleep. Rinse. Repeat.

What was the hardest part?
Not the riding. That was actually the fun part. Driving and sleep were the issues. For example, I had a 7.5 hour drive to Cedar City from Fallon which only gave me 4 hours sleep that night before doing the Cedar Breaks century (which was the hardest). That was immediately followed by a 5.5 hr drive to Moab after a very long day in the saddle, which again only allowed for 4 hours sleep before the Moab century.

Any injuries?
5 centuries in 5 days was not without consequences. I felt great. The fittest I’ve been in a long time. I could have easily gone out and banged out a 6th century on day 6 had it not been for some compression damage to my ulnar nerve, which caught up to me on the last day. Left hand numbness, and only now, 6 weeks later with no riding (well, I rode twice in week three), has the numbness and tingling in two fingers begun to get better. Nerves is crazy!

Overall?
Amazing experience. Fantastic adventure! I’m glad I did it.

Is this thing on?

Is this thing on?

Strava deets for data nerds

100 MILES OF HIGH

100 MILES OF LONELY

100 MILES OF BREAKS

100 MILES OF MONUMENTS

100 MILES OF NOWHERE

We’ll see if the retirement sticks.

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