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Old 05-25-08, 01:31 AM   #1
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It's not the size of the dog in the fight...

After the mileage-mania of the past 3 weekends, it seemed like a good time for a breather.
Mrs S said so

So, this was a nice little 21 mile jaunt this morning.


I figure if I'm only going to do 21 miles, I might well as make sure I squeeze as much pain out of it as I can.
Mission accomplished
That little 11-13% section right in the middle sure was a gut check.
It's only the 2nd or 3rd time I've done that stretch of road... I'll be coming back to it later.
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What programme is that you are using to show the stats?

21 miles is a nice "keeping in trim distance" but most only do a flat ride for that distance.

So where are these gentle slopes you have been doing? Told you that hills get easier. (Didn't say easy) So if you are looking for a few hills to do on a ride- it shows how much the new bike is working- you should have got it sooner. Think a lot of the improvement is the effort you have put into your riding so well done- and keep finding steeper slopes to practice on
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The program is Ascent, a nice Mac-only app.

At this point in my development, 21 flat miles just won't really do it for me so I need to find something to make them interesting.
This ride was in Pacifica, CA -a half hour south of San Francisco- home of Roberts and Sharp Park Roads, as well.
Roberts Road, in fact, is between markers 3 and 4.
Sure it says 12.3% but that's just up front. The second 1/4 mile is more like 6%.
Heh.. Just think, Roberts Road was the warm up for the Fassler Ave. climb which is over a mile long.
In the sake of fair reporting, I will say that I took a couple of breathers in that 11-13% section... the old HR alarm went off, so stop I must.

Yep, this old dog of an OCR C2 has been truly inspiring.
Wonder what I could do with a good bike
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I have Ascent as well.

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About the best I can manage on a PC is with Motion based and is a print screen- into paint and save. Bit complicated and not as many details.
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Slightly OT. SKT, my daughter lives in Mill Valley and will present us with a grandchild in August. Ms. Slim and I will be there often to babysit. You and I will put our Giants together (size does matter) and do some rides.
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Slightly OT. SKT, my daughter lives in Mill Valley and will present us with a grandchild in August. Ms. Slim and I will be there often to babysit. You and I will put our Giants together (size does matter) and do some rides.
You promise you won't drop me? "Drop me"? "Smoke me" is probably closer.

August is a little "iffy"... Mrs S and I are going back to NY for 10 days to visit her folks but, seriously, I'd love to get out and do a ride if I'm here when you are. And I still have a couple of months to ride before then
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