Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Omaha, NE
Bikes: Trek 730 & Trek 5200
Another PR for 20 mile TT...
Every week I ride my 20 mile Time Trial Route on the nearby Keystone Trail in Omaha. It's basically flat, except for the downs and ups as the trail passes under intersecting streets. Every week I try to best the previous week's time. This is usually an all-out effort. Obviously the wind is always a factor as the trail runs mostly north/south and this time of year we have mostly south winds. Yesterday there was very little to no wind!
I ride a Trek 1200C which isn't the fastest, but then again fast is a very relative thing and becomes even more relative the older one gets. For me it's all about effort.
Anyway...last evening I went out to the 10 mile mark in 30:16. Made the turn...where I lose a bit of time...and hit it hard on the return leg. I kept an eye on the spedometer and the HRM...the cadence plug broke and I need to get it replaced...and maintained a very good effort. The return leg was also 30:16...for a 1:00:32 total time...which was a minute+ faster than the previous PR
. Avg HR was 154 with a max of 166. I'm 54 and I figure my MHR to be around 172-175.
Being a runner for almost 30 years I continue to be amazed at the lack of aches and pains I feel after such a hard effort on the bike for an extended time period. Had I run all out for an hour and covered 8 miles I'd been feeling the effort for a good day or more. Gotta love the cross training benefits of the bike!!!
Have a good one!