Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-20-13, 05:26 PM   #1
vesteroid
Climbers Apprentice
Thread Starter
 
vesteroid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 1,608
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
3rd century in the bag for the year

This one was flat with about 2200 feet over 102 miles. The wind was horrible. Trees were shaking at 5 am when we got up and it never quit. Forecast called for 13-17 all day.

I had spots it dropped me to under 10mph.

I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt I am more tired after this one than climbing 6000 feet over the same distance.

Th. it was like the first 15 miles of Palm Springs here all day.

Totally wiped but getting ready to start therapy
vesteroid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-13, 05:41 PM   #2
IBOHUNT
Senior Member
 
IBOHUNT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Western Maryland - Appalachian Mountains
Bikes: Motobecane Fantom Cross; Cannondale Supersix replaced the Giant TCR which came to an untimely death by truck
Posts: 3,593
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wind was brutal here today as well. One short section into a headwind the borrowed powertap showed 285 watts which should not(!) be 15 mph
Another 1.9 mile section took me a full minute longer than it had 2 weeks ago.

Tip the box of therapy gently. You don't want to bruise it. I think Red therapy goes best after a long ride.
IBOHUNT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-13, 09:29 PM   #3
Black wallnut 
Senior Member
 
Black wallnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ellensburg,WA
Bikes: Schwinn Broadway, Specialized Secteur Sport(crashed) Spec. Roubaix Sport, Spec. Crux
Posts: 2,819
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Congrats on a third century this year. I agree that wind is worse than hills however sometimes I have both in the same ride, I suppose for most that is the case. I did a metric century today and only about half of it was into the wind. My hats off to you! I'd not been able to do 100 miles plus today.
__________________
Sir Mark, Knight of Sufferlandria
Black wallnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-13, 11:24 PM   #4
TrojanHorse 
SuperGimp
 
TrojanHorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Whittier, CA
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix
Posts: 11,182
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 86 Post(s)
Congrats! I was just thinking about that yesterday but I couldn't find whatever century it was you were doing. I went and tortured myself today for giggles to get ready for my next century on Saturday.

I don't see any stinking evidence of any ride on Strava - are you sure you did it?
__________________
"No self-respecting man rides 70 miles and has salad at a pizza joint!" - PhotoJoe
"I like SoCal a lot better than New Jersey" - RubeRad
TrojanHorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-13, 02:18 PM   #5
vesteroid
Climbers Apprentice
Thread Starter
 
vesteroid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 1,608
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
strava up just for you.

Did a recovery ride just now, my god my butt hurts.
vesteroid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-13, 02:30 PM   #6
TrojanHorse 
SuperGimp
 
TrojanHorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Whittier, CA
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix
Posts: 11,182
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 86 Post(s)
Gee, that's awful slow for a flat century.

I'm going to drag the kids out for a recovery ride later today - I reckon the whining will be good for muscle soreness. I had 'em in the TrojanHorse sweatshop earlier today prepping kitchen cabinets for painting. Man I'm mean.
__________________
"No self-respecting man rides 70 miles and has salad at a pizza joint!" - PhotoJoe
"I like SoCal a lot better than New Jersey" - RubeRad
TrojanHorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-13, 05:38 PM   #7
IBOHUNT
Senior Member
 
IBOHUNT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Western Maryland - Appalachian Mountains
Bikes: Motobecane Fantom Cross; Cannondale Supersix replaced the Giant TCR which came to an untimely death by truck
Posts: 3,593
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post

I don't see any stinking evidence of any ride on Strava - are you sure you did it?
Ouch!
Reckon I better keep honest eh?


Quote:
Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
Gee, that's awful slow for a flat century.
Yowzers!

I dob my lid to both all ya'll

I know, just joshing
IBOHUNT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-13, 08:21 PM   #8
TrojanHorse 
SuperGimp
 
TrojanHorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Whittier, CA
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix
Posts: 11,182
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 86 Post(s)
I think recovery rides are for your legs, not your butt. I put my oldest, cushiest pair on for a short easy ride tonight.

If you're not kidding about the Palm Springs esque wind then Going 8 mph on a flat road in the drops is no fun in my book.
__________________
"No self-respecting man rides 70 miles and has salad at a pizza joint!" - PhotoJoe
"I like SoCal a lot better than New Jersey" - RubeRad
TrojanHorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-13, 06:42 AM   #9
IBOHUNT
Senior Member
 
IBOHUNT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Western Maryland - Appalachian Mountains
Bikes: Motobecane Fantom Cross; Cannondale Supersix replaced the Giant TCR which came to an untimely death by truck
Posts: 3,593
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
I think recovery rides are for your legs, not your butt. I put my oldest, cushiest pair on for a short easy ride tonight.

If you're not kidding about the Palm Springs esque wind then Going 8 mph on a flat road in the drops is no fun in my book.
With a cadence of 115+. Looking like a rat on crack

The only thing that sucks worse than wind is gravity.
IBOHUNT is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:47 AM.