I did my first "official" century on Saturday with a friend training for the CC. (In the previous millennium I had some long training rides.) http://app.strava.com/activities/5038098 We started early in the morning with fog and cold air. My fingers froze in the icy wind but "I'm a cyclist". It was fun to speed on smooth roads and go through intersections with the CHP or Deputy waving you through. We cruised and chatted with a couple. Amazing coincidence that the other male had also done VQ on a SS. Everything went well. There were strong headwinds but the toughest part of the ride was some decayed asphalt. I have new respect for riders on Paris-Roubaix. I need a new bike! I heeded the rule of don't change anything on race day so I wore baggies and a Camelbak. I took some kidding about the weight but this is a training ride! Baggies are good for stuffing the pockets with food. The Camelbak was for water, tools and clothing layers for both of us. On an easy climb I held the camera over my shoulder and hoped for the best!