Last year’s 100 Miles of Nowhere was the first century I had ridden. Last year I was in much better cycling shape than I am this year. I have been on an international assignment in the Philippines for my job since August of last year.
I’ve contemplated buying a bike here but this is a country where traffic laws are more like best practices and just crossing the street feels like playing a live game of Frogger.
So how do you ride 100 miles of nowhere without a bicycle? I came up with the genius (insane?) plan to ride it on a stationary bike.
For several different reasons I decided to ride a metric century (100 KM) instead of actually riding 100 miles.
I rode my 100 KM of Nowhere on Sunday, May 15. I did this alone on a stationary bike, so there’s not a lot of exciting news to report from my ride. Some knowledge I gained on my ride:
- The stationary bikes at my gym count mileage (kilometerage) at the same rate regardless of how hard I pedal or even if I stop pedaling
- If you are reading a good book, 4.5 hours goes by really fast
- The 1 hour limit for use of exercise equipment in my gym is not enforced.
– Stephanie M