We are quickly coming up to the April 23 date of the Bike across America tour.
About 3000 miles in 27 days.
I trained in Florida for ten days and did 1000 miles.
I trained in Minnesota for five days and did 500 miles.
Since then, I am stuck on a CycleOps FL2 trainer to keep in shape. Lousy weather in this area. Lots of people sick with flu and colds. (Including me and my Family)
I learned something the hard way about trainers and want to share that here.
One hour training at 17 MPH is no big problem as measured with a HRM. (HR 120 - 125)
Two hours created a problem with overheating my system. I did not recognize this immediately but kept worrying about it. My HR went above 140.
(I do not have this problem biking on roads or trails.)
After some soul searching I did the following:
Cooled the room to outside temperatures. (below F 50)
Used a big fan at full speed.
Gobbled a liter of cold water every 30 minutes.
Ate one half of an energy bar every 30 minutes.
This did it. I was able to do 100 miles in six hours on Saturday. My first time.
I had enough energy left to do some sprinting (standing up) in the end. (20MPG)
I thought this may interest some of you?