Voldemort....bring the tube this weekend and I'll look at it. What bike was it on?
Well....didn't ride today (family obligations), but I did set a record. i now officially no longer have any belts that will fit. I feel like I am swimming in all of my clothes as well. This usually happens, but it is usually in July.
What's more encouraging is that my weight has stayed the same (roughly) so I am just adjusting body composition.
It has led to the pictures of me at the race last weekend (thanks JW!) where my vest looked like I was wearing a garbage bag. My Great Lakes jerseys are too big now and consequently so are the rest. After Tuesday night's ride where I listened to my vest flap the whole way I figured it was time for something that fit.
I went to the PI outlet during lunch and bought a new vest (optic) and a couple of jerseys. All in size "M". I haven't worn an "M"....ever really. Even racing Juniors at 165 lbs I was in a "L", but that was an 80's size "L" (I assume that would be a modern "M").
Not anywhere near my goal, but at least now I have some stuff that fits better. Yay me.
Where can I purchase a Bikeforums.net Great Lakes jersey? By the way, I ride everyday, I have to, I don't have a car. Rain, shine or snow.
5/1 Fast 32 miles, me and the wife, we had to make it fast because our daughter gets induced into the National Honor Society tonight!!!! I am so proud of her! She is a great kid and has worked very hard for this.
seriously, sometimes we are so oddly the same it scares me. after my PI Optik jacket was flapping around all weekend, and subsequently costing me two beers as i could be heard coming like a mack truck, i placed an order for some new jackets. they arrived today, a PI Optik (great wind jacket) and PI Zephrr (Heavier for colder temps) both in MEDIUM. being tall i am affraid they may be a bit short, but havent tried them on yet.
lucky me though my RACE CUT BFNIC Jersey fits like a glove!!
66.25 miles tonight
Average power of 186 watts
Max of 1101 watts
Average speed of 18.96 mph
For the second time in two rides my HRM has messed up, tonight it stopped reading, and last night it was reading 230+ bpm
For the record, the Wednesday Spin ride last night was a slaughterfest. We started off with ~30 riders and ended up with 6 including me. At the beginning me and Stefan, an RGF rider were driving a chase at 32mph!!! Towards the end the remaining 6-8 riders were driving a 30mph paceline. Once the same guy got out front we were at 34mph, and I had to jump on the pedals to keep up the pace!
Did 17 miles on the mtb this morning and my new Orbea was done this afternoon so I put another 30 miles on tonight
A bit over an hour on the road bike. Nice out though ... sunny, 70F, and just a little windy. I tripped and fell in the basement when getting ready to ride, so I was afraid of my own shadow while riding, but it was nice riding a quiet bike compared to that PIG of a MTB I've got.
5/2 - rain and lightning in the morning, but squeezed a ride in during lunch. Short on time though and threatening skies again kept me to 12.4 miles. Plenty of wind along with the stormy weather. Legs felt much better and loose the 2nd day out after a few days off. Hopefully weather will clear out in time in the morning.
5/3 - Morning Village Peddler loop. Mr. Wind was crazy mad at us. Must have thought we were messing around with Mrs. Wind or something. We suffered down McDonald Rd into the wind for what seemed like forever. When we finally got a good look out West it looked as though the world was about to end.
The strongest rider there and I were riding right next to each other looking at each other like, "I'll turn around if you do." Finally we decided to cut the loop short and start heading back.
The tailwind was, as always, a present from above. We were able to get back and into the cars before the rain started coming. Never really rained hard though so I almost wished we had stayed out.
Not a bad ride, but short at under 20 miles. ...
...maybe I race tomorrow to make up for it ?
5/3 = YES = 26 miles.
holy wind. i departed around 730am when it was clear and sunny. like normal i head 7 miles WEST before deciding on a route. i almost didnt make that 7 miles. a bit hungover, tired legs, and the wind had me wanting to turn back. i was going like 12 mph into the freaking SW headwind. i stuck with it and finally made a north turn and began to enjoy the ride a bit. when it was time to head back south i grabbed onto the back of a large group of riders. they saved me some serious suffering for 5 miles. of course the last 7 miles home were with the tailwind.
Saturday Ride Stats
plan a bigger, better, and longer effort tomorrow.
15 miles with light rain and temps in the low 50's.