24 March 2012

Snoqualmie Falls on a single speed

Yesterday felt really good so today It was time for a longer ride. Finally.

Everyone else was racing so I was solo but with my iPod I was fine. And since I was solo I opted for my Single Speed Bike. Just for fun.

Heading out my legs felt kind of slow and heavy but the longer I rode the more they warmed to the effort. Climbing up to the top of the Issaquah plateau was tough but by the time I climbed up to the falls I felt much better.

Which was a good thing because riding west/home on the old Issaquah-Fall City Road on a single speed is a grunt! I just tried to find my pace and I think I found it but there are a couple of sections that feel like you are in the gym on leg day regardless.

I was looking for four hours on the bike and so added Mercer Island on the way home. I had pushed the arm warmers down riding west through Issaquah (finally!) and once I got to the island I said screw it and took off my knee warmers and gloves. It ended up being just warm enough and felt SO good.

Oh yeah, I blew by four cars descending Black Nugget Road. FUN.

As I was finishing my lap of Mercer Island Jeff Dunn caught me and kept me company across the bridge and up Madrona. It was good to catch up. On this last hill my legs were finally complaining, I was pretty tired.

There were a lot of cyclists out - very good to see. There were also a lot of motorcycles out. Also kind of good to see.

I was surprised I only ate and drank what I did today, those smoothies really carry me…

Sleep 7
Waking HR  
Body Weight  
Body Fat  
Breakfast 7:30 AM - Smoothie 2.0
Workout Food 1.5 large bottles each w/3 scoops Perpetuem, Promax bar
Time of Day 10:30 AM
Workout Type endurance
Weather low 40s to mid 50s, dry, sun at the end, fairly calm
Equipment Single Speed Bike
Clothing knit shoe covers, knee warmers, bib shorts, Craft short sleeve undershirt, short sleeve jersey, arm warmers, wind vest, knit gloves, cap

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