100 Miles of Nowhere: Heavy Caffeination Division, by Jeremy E.

06.8.2012 | 8:00 am

Originally there were big plans for a peleton of cyclists on trainers at Portland Head Light, but as the day loomed near, fewer and fewer people shared my deranged enthusiasm for riding a 100 miles to Nowhere. The coming monsoon was the coup de grĂ¢ce. I was suddenly alone and looking at 100 miles in the pouring rain. My friend is the proprietor of a favorite coffee shop of mine, and graciously offered a spot under his roof and the promise of free caffienation. Not quite as picturesque, but certainly drier with quick access to a paninni and gelato, if needed.201206051356.jpg

The public space gave me an opportunity to while away the miles talking to people about Camp Kesem, Livestrong, TwinSix and Fatcyclist.com.


I found myself wishing I could have a small table when riding on the road. Far more convenient than stuffing everything in my jersey pockets.


Coming in for the 75-mile rest stop.


I take my division by half a wheel. Epic.

The final tally, plus cool-down.


Well that’s it from here. Thanks for the inspired lunacy!


  1. Comment by Tommysmo | 06.8.2012 | 8:06 am

    Love that beautiful coffee hand-up!

    Great ride!

    Seems to have been double-posted!

  2. Comment by Mark J. in Dallas | 06.8.2012 | 8:11 am

    Wow Fatty liked your story so much he posted it twice!

    First of all, a cool-down after 100 miles? Awesome.

  3. Comment by TK | 06.8.2012 | 8:29 am

    Cool down?! I thought that is what miles 98-100 are for! Did you also do a warm up ride before starting? :)

  4. Comment by roan | 06.8.2012 | 8:59 am

    One of the best venues I’ve seen. My mental view for next year, a lineup Team Fatty 100MoN riders on trainers in front of a willing coffee shop. Good for Team Fatty, good for rider participation, good for the coffee shop.

  5. Comment by ro | 06.8.2012 | 9:27 am

    Awesome!…..but why did you not ride them on the road? just curious.

  6. Comment by Caffinated | 06.8.2012 | 10:52 am

    Bonus double post! Not sure who Jeremy E. is though, unless I’ve been quietly introduced into the FOFPP (Friends o’ Fatty Protection Program) You know, to keep friends and family from knowing about how I’m a fan. The Fatcyclist kit kinda blows my cover, though.

    Re: the cool down — I ended up getting into a conversation with someone about what I was doing and why and just kind of kept pedaling through it.

    ro: It’s miles of nowhere, man. Nowhere.

  7. Comment by Fuzz Martin | 06.8.2012 | 12:18 pm

    Quick access to gelato and panini are ALWAYS needed. Nice ride.


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