16 May 2010

Urban Assault Ride

Sometimes it really does take three tries as evidenced by us. In 2008 Shelley and I were not able to find the second mystery checkpoint, in 2009 we came in 2nd and this year we managed to win. WIN. I like the way that sounds… :)

The Urban Assault Ride is a combination bicycle race and treasure hunt and obstacle course. You ride (read: race) your bike from checkpoint to checkpoint and at each one you need to perform some sort of physical or mental challenge. Upon completion of said challenge you get a token and can then proceed to the next checkpoint. One twist is that the organizers only announce five of the seven checkpoints in advance and just give you a clue to the sixth one. Assuming you figure this out and get to the sixth checkpoint, that's where you get your only clue to help you discover where the seventh one is. I know, I know… stress! Local knowledge is obviously a huge plus.

09 May 2010

100 Miles of Nowhere

Hours
Sleeping
6 Body
Weight
  Body
Fat
 
Pulse
(waking)
  Pulse
(rising)
  Difference  
Time
of Day
9:45 AM Distance 100.03 miles [I accidentally went too far.] Power According to Tom, we were doing anywhere between 200 and 270 and usually averaging around 240-250?
Time
(total)
  Time
(moving)
2:35:18 [Which is when I ripped my cyclometer off my bars and tossed it onto the roof deck.] Time
(stopped)
Not a whole lot to tell you the truth. I got off the first time at 20 miles, again at 35 or so and then pretty much every 10 miles to stretch, shake my legs and grab a drink or stare at the view for a few seconds.
Speed
(overall)
  Speed
(moving)

38.67 mph

Speed
(max)
53.95 mph [Which was just so I could say I went 50 mph on my rollers…]
Total
Ascent
If you count the three flights of stairs up to Tom and Lila's roof about 35 feet. Max
Elevation
  Gradient  
Breakfast 7:00 AM - cereal
Lunch 12:30 PM – 3 beers, 6 (small!) slices of pizza
Dinner  
Workout Food 2 large bottles each w/2 scoops HEED and 2 scoops Maltodextrin
Injuries  
Therapy  
Workout Type Not really sure… Endurance? Tempo? Stupid?
Weather upper 50s to low 60s, sunny, dry, light breeze
Course rollers on Tom's roof deck
Results  
Equipment Road Bike
Clothing Just my bib shorts, today I was shirt off guy. Hey, it was pretty warm out…