My Silvio did her first century (160km) yesterday, and it was my first solo-century too as it was a training ride for a separate group event one week from now where I will do 200km. The event will be in the mid-day tropical sun, so I did my own century in this heat too. Acck... went up to 38 C (100F) but was typically around 33 C (91 F). Took it easy as a training ride, testing out of my eating and equipment. I tried additional lumbar support, but ditched that in the first half hour. 6 hours moving time, not including stopping for equipment adjustment, toilet breaks, and water refills. http://connect.garmin.com/activity/454451056? First part of eating test, was Allen Lim's rice cake recipe which I made the night before - turned out delicious! Much nicer than my muesli bars as the savoury bacon went very well with my orange Gatorade! So it all went well. This morning (the next day), I put my panniers on Silvio as I am going on a retreat with colleagues. Took a very easy 1 hr recovery ride to work. Don't you love our bikes?