Thanks guys (and gals?). Yeah, I thought the Garmin data would be a great idea so people could get an approximate idea of where and why my effort was higher or lower in the video. Too bad Garmin Connect doesn't save grade data too. That would rock!
I was too busy looking at the grade reading while riding to notice my HR skyrocketing. No wonder I almost blew up
I think the new username fits my preferred riding much better. When I joined BF I was in the 4th year of recumbent riding and I thought I would never ride a diamond frame bike again (stupid me!), so I created "bentrike" as shorthand for "recumbent trike". Of course, all those years of slow flat rides with no climbing really caused the weight to pile on. I gained almost 100 pounds between 1994-2010. Last year I rediscovered climbing and I've had a blast ever since!