Quoted from mbaumle:
Completed my 3rd century ride just last week! From my house, to the shore. It took me just about 6 hours to go 100 miles on my bike to get to Cape May. Since I made the trip solo this year, I wrote (bad) songs to keep my mind occupied. Get ready for soon-to-be-album-hits like:
“This Road Goes On Forever”
“No One Needs a Truck That Big”
“My Ass is Killing Me”
And the summer love song hit single:
“That Runner is Pretty Cute”
Impressive ride, and looks like you weren't even clipped in. To get some perspective on just how good the pros are, compare your ride to today's race where the winner completed the 123.5 mile ride with 14,764 feet of elevation gain in 5-1/4 hours.
I really don't think a non-cyclist can truly appreciate the athletic ability of these tour riders. When I was at my peak cycling shape a few years back, I did several 100K rides (never a 100 miler), and thought I was kicking butt. I signed up for a rally a few hours away that primarily went around a lake, and figured I'd have a great time. Well, that day I did about 3,500 feet of climbing, pretty much bonked with about 20 miles to go, and had the most miserable ride of my life.