02 November 2010

training-ride | commute

Hours
Sleeping
  Body
Weight
7:30 AM - 176 Body
Fat
8
Pulse
(waking)
  Pulse
(rising)
  Difference  
Time
of Day
ride - 6:00 AM Distance ride - 25 ish miles
commute – 12 miles
Power  
Time
(total)
ride - 1:45 Time
(moving)
  Time
(stopped)
 
Speed
(overall)
  Speed
(moving)
  Speed
(max)
 
Total
Ascent
  Max
Elevation
  Gradient  
Breakfast  
Lunch  
Dinner  
Workout Food large bottle w/3 scoops Sustained Energy
Injuries  
Therapy  
Workout Type endurance +
Weather low 50s, dry sky, wet ground, calm, mostly clear sky
Course 2 x Alder, 2 x Madrona, 2 x Interlaken
Results  
Equipment ride - Rain Bike
commute - Town Bike
Clothing knit shoe covers, knee warmers, bib shorts, Craft short sleeve undershirt, short sleeve jersey, arm warmers, knit gloves, cap

Two words: weather window!

Today I was joined by Greg K and Ryan D for a jaunty ride up some local hills. It was a thrill to be out after yesterday's douching for sure. It felt positively warm and I took my vest off after just two hills.

The plan was (I think) for endurance hills but as usual the pace picked up as we neared almost every summit. Usually it was Ryan accelerating but once Greg came storming past. Regardless, I could not keep up when the pace got jacked.

Turns out Ryan's low gear in back is a 21-tooth cog?! I guess his prehistoric Suntour Barcon shifters don't have sufficient throw to reach all the way from his 12 to the 23 so he opted for the 12. Whatever. It did not slow him down any, that's for sure.

ASIDE – my high gear is a 50x12 but I never use it; the 13 is as far as I get. Our team pres rides a 46x12. That's a bit extreme true but it works. We're not racing people down any mountain pass after all.

But I digress; razing friends is too much fun. Riding with these guys is great! We cover all kinds of topics of conversation like training, racing, current and former teammates, expensive rain bikes, personal coaches, bodily functions, you name it. Wouldn't trade that for anything.

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