With all the recent post about reasons for participating in 50+ BF I'm not sure if this thread is viable for most, but there are some members who may find this interesting. Sunday's training ride was 3 hours of riding in Zone 2 (HR 126-137) with a 50 minute Zone 3 (138-144) interval in the middle. Nothing hard except staying/returning in the HR zones while waiting for stop lights is a little frustrating. I rode from my home to the Metroparks Parkway to avoid the strong winds, turned around at Lake Erie, then returned home the same route, but added several miles close to home to get more time in. The GPS graph shows the HR in red and it's plain to see when I had to stop and when I did the Z3 interval, speed is in blue and elevation in gold. This was my last long workout before I do a 77 mile race with 6,000' of climbing next Saturday.