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Join Date: Sep 2001
Bikes: Trek 5200, Trek 520, Trek 2120
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I just knwew you would be asking about stistics. I want to ask you about the results iof those power cranks you were training with a couple winters ago.
Miles so far is like 2,000 I think i am at 41 days but i would have to check my journal to be sure. Ribid dogs i can count on one hand I am forcefull with them and usually scare them more than they scare me these days. A while back maybe last tour i met a guy named Mike and he had a partricular way of dealing with dogs. When they cam afterhim he let them chase him untillthey got tired or at the end of their territiory then he would turn on them and start chasing them and screaming and snarling at them it was quite a sight to see, but you most likley had to be there, calories per day a lot think of the fuel it take3s to turn pedals for a one day ride. 60 to 80miles per day then again the next day and again the next It seems like i spend more money on food then shelter. I sleep outside in a lot of free places and sometimes pay to camp or a motel.
Near misses with vehicals? a few most drivers respect a touring biker some do not respect anyone. One trucker in particular abouit ran me off the road ther was no place for me to go i was right on the edge of the road and then ther was a drop off into a ditch the opposite lane was open for as far as you could see he coul;d have moved over even a few inches. Instead he decided to teach me a lesson i guess. if this rig had been any closer it would have been on top of me. i could see him looking in the mirror so i gave him the ole finger.... then he blew the air horn and i gtave him the whole arm! he began to slow diown with the jake brake and i thought ok here we go a show down but i am thinking he decided it wasnt worth his time and he jacked it back up and kept going. but realkly most driovers are very good about givuibg space where there is roopm for them.
Going up some switch backs i am clogging along at 3-4 mph and if i can find a place to move out of the way i do otherwise i hold my line. I tell you some of thes trucks pulling duble trailers cause a problem. on a fast section of hy as a truck comes by the slip streem pushes you out twords the edge of the road so to compensate yopu steer slightly twords the truck to keep going in a straight line if you dont realize it si a dubble trailer then during the gap between the two all of a suden there is no force pushiung yopu outword and you are headed towrd the truck it takes quick action to keep going straight.
When a truck comes by too close for comofrt because there is no place for hiom to go you look straight ahead and hold your line if you look at the truck you will veer that way.
Sunny days rainy days? i dont know lots of sun lots of rain some times HOT HUMID windy rainy cold wet its all there I take what ever i get and deal witrh it. Some days i leave ion the morning in the rain because it is better than jsut hanging in one spot geting wet and it getrs better as the day goes on sometimes i make a mistake . If it is froggy i stay off trhe road.
Heart rate stuff.... yea we can have greatr lengthy disscussions about that. you and I have similiar views about training with HR and understanding AT I got new thoughts on stuff cioncerning that and what i discovered with these rides now.
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Have we ridden so many miles yet that we've lost count? I'd love to hear some statistics...how many miles, how many days, how many rabid dogs chasing you, how many calories you think you consume a day, how many near misses by motor vehicles, how many sunny days, how many rainy days... Oh, yeah, any heart rate statistics? (You know me, I gotta ask!) KK