something like this would be classified as very dangerous. Both to fork and to the rider. http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/201...e_side_600.jpg
I have a third of that on my super6 and want to cut it so bad, but I also want to change the stem out to something I can't afford right now.
But that stubby bit w/ the right amount of force on the inside of your leg in the event of the roll over really sucks......I know
Rule #10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster.
Also.... the end of this ride is a hill. I get to push as hard as I need to in order to whip myself good.
WHIP IT GOOD!
Last edited by WonderMonkey; 03-31-14 at 09:29 PM.
You have the cycling bug and now you are doing intervals, meaning pushing yourself to you max, resting and doing it over again. Yes, this is what builds speed, strength and character. Wait a minute, you already have character! And yes, it hurts!
Ride on and Love DEVO,
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In a few months my work is moving their facilities. My lunch time rides will be more interesting (some trees, etc) but my commute will be 19.5 miles ONE WAY if I don't cut it by driving to a parking spot and coming in. I'm excited for the move because we will have an "ok" gym where I can get in a bit of targeting weight training.
I post this here because today I and a coworker that rides with me during lunch went on a "team building" adventure to the facilities and rode our bikes along the route that I'd be using to come into work. Didn't take it the whole way home of course but we did explore and such.
2013 Total Miles = 1,514 2014 Goal (150% 2013 Miles) = 2,271 2014 Total Miles So Far = 161.00 % 2013 Miles = 10.63% % 2014 Goal = 7.09% 2014 Goal Time Measures Riding Days (Subtract Dec, Jan, Feb) 275 Total Distance = 2,271 Monthly Goal = 252.33 Weekly Goal = 58.02 Daily Goal = 8.26 Progress YTD Pace (Date * Daily Miles Goal) = 280.78 YTD Difference = -119.78
-119.78, boy, you better start hitting it hard! Smile!
Have fun beating your goal,
I have a 20 mile commute one way, but mine is almost all rural roads with up to 1000ft elevations (according to mapmyride, I personally think their steeper). I have no problems riding these roads but once I get into town I seem to get in front or behind some idiot driver...that just ruins the experience for me. This summer I hope to do this commute more often, but I don't think I'll ever be brave enough to ride in the winter, I tried it last month 3x a week and no matter how warm I dressed I couldn't keep up the proper cadence with the freezing temperatures.
Anyway, congrats on the 161 miles so far this year. I would exceed that if I counted those miles I commuted, but I don't take my bike computer those days, I only track recreation/fitness rides which I haven't done much of yet
Just ride until the wheels fall off!
The daily distance doesn't scare me as I would get use it to it quickly. The TIME is the overriding thing. My daughter is currently in fastpitch softball (school ball) and they play several times a week with games starting at 5pm. That means my day is compressed and I have to run a tight shop to be able to commute.
However..... now that I have two bikes I can keep one at work. That means if I can't do a commute I can ride during lunch. If I happen to be able to commute HOME then I can use that bike to ride home then back in the next day. And so on.
As far as flatness my route isn't challenged by that. Other than one small hill my route is either a gradual incline (one way) or a gradual decline (the other way).
My largest hurdle is that I had to go to sleep. I'm a night guy. I have to retrain my body to get to bed earlier so I can get up and get to work at a reasonable time so I can leave to get to my daughter's games. There are some games I'll be able to leave work a bit early and bike to then bike home.
I'll be about to do it sometimes. Also mentioned above is that I can ride during lunches to get in some miles. I'd prefer to ride in during the morning, do resistance training during lunch and then ride home after work. That's what I WANT and not what I'll GET most days.
I'll just do the best I can.
I get that...
My Daughter lives with me full time, and my SO lives 50 miles away on the other side of our metro area. That and a job that is really great, but can consume my life at a moments notice. Everything gets shifted around based upon the priorities of the moment.
I wish time was the only reason I aim to commute once a week. I still have to recover.
It is marvelous that your lifting as well as riding!
Longest single ride of the year though it was real close to a daily total I had several weeks ago. Rode into another town to drop my taxes off at my CPA. Along the way I went to an area that usually has issues when we get a bunch of rain. I figured the river had calmed down enough do that it would not be an issue. It had. HOWEVER... there was runoff from surrounding areas and some spots had an inch or so of standing water. About a mile of that on and off and me hoping that the next one would be the last (then I'd take a different route home) and I came to a low laying area that I wasn't going to cross. I had to backtrack through all that I had just navigated through. The bad part was I learned that my new bike doesn't deal with mud as well as my hybrid. This this river mud caked up into my brakes and then when I came out of the mud sticks and leaves would mix in. I stopped several times to clean things out and then when I was all the way out I did the best cleaning job I could while on the trail.
At the very end of my ride is a somewhat short but nasty hill. That segment is defined on strava so today I busted it up that hill. I came very very close to throwing up about halfway but I just dialed it back until the feeling passed then I hit it again. I got the "I'm going to throw up" feeling about four times. When I got home I looked at my times and I was way off. WAY off. I'm going to have to get much stronger and make better gear selections to approach the top time.
Total distance = 27.6 miles
Ride felt great except I'm still feeling stressed in my lower back. In not used to engaging in effort in a bent over road bike position. Hold the prison jokes, please. I'm going to have to work on my lower back flexibility and probably just get used to being in elongated configurations.
My legs felt good and the only reason I'm feeling it is that I hit it hard on a few straights and of course the hill at the end.
Made up some ground today but still over 100 miles off the pace.
2013 Total Miles = 1,514 2014 Goal (150% 2013 Miles) = 2,271 2014 Total Miles So Far = 189.00 % 2013 Miles = 12.48% % 2014 Goal = 8.32% 2014 Goal Time Measures Riding Days (Subtract Dec, Jan, Feb) 275 Total Goal Distance = 2,271 Monthly Goal = 252.33 Weekly Goal = 58.02 Daily Goal = 8.26 Progress YTD Pace (Date * Daily Miles Goal) = 297.29 YTD Difference = -108.29
Testing out a different format to capture my progress.
2013 Miles 1514 2014 Riding Days (March -> Nov) 275 2014 Goal (2013 x 150%) 2271 Daily Goal (2014 Goal / Riding Days) 8.26 Date Distance Month MTD 2014 YTD % 2013 Miles % 2014 Goal YTD Pace Goal YTD Pace Delta 2/22/2014 2.27 February 6.32 2.27 0.15% 0.10% -49.55 51.82 2/26/2014 4.05 6.32 0.42% 0.28% -16.52 22.84 3/6/2014 4.64 March 126.14 10.96 0.72% 0.48% 49.55 -38.59 3/7/2014 3.59 14.55 0.96% 0.64% 57.81 -43.26 3/14/2014 3.33 17.88 1.18% 0.79% 115.61 -97.73 3/15/2014 11.12 29 1.92% 1.28% 123.87 -94.87 3/18/2014 16.27 45.27 2.99% 1.99% 148.65 -103.38 3/18/2014 12.55 57.82 3.82% 2.55% 148.65 -90.83 3/22/2014 5.72 63.54 4.20% 2.80% 181.68 -118.14 3/22/2014 21.82 85.36 5.64% 3.76% 181.68 -96.32 3/23/2014 20.75 106.11 7.01% 4.67% 189.94 -83.83 3/28/2014 12.27 118.38 7.82% 5.21% 231.23 -112.85 3/31/2014 14.08 132.46 8.75% 5.83% 256.00 -123.54 4/2/2014 15.76 April 56.12 148.22 9.79% 6.53% 272.52 -124.30 4/4/2014 12.77 160.99 10.63% 7.09% 289.04 -128.05 4/6/2014 27.59 188.58 12.46% 8.30% 305.55 -116.97
Funny how odd things happen when you're out and about...
Interesting mileage/goal presentation.
Are you using a tool or spreadsheet?
I hadn't thought of yearly, nor daily targets let alone year over improvements or percentage complete...
Weekly, I'm shooting for > 100...
Last edited by MikeRides; 04-08-14 at 09:28 AM.
Just ride until the wheels fall off!