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 n.— «Together we’ve ridden thousands of miles on California’s back roads, frequently riding the organized cycling outings referred to as centuries. Riding 100 miles on a bike (there is usually a 62 mile so-called metric century option) isn’t actually as difficult as it would seem, as long as you don’t rush it.» —“Turning a Century in California” by John Markoff New York Times May 30, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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