Got in a 25 mile hill specific ride after work tonight. Its basically two 9.5 mile loops targeting the largest hills in my immediate area and a single 6 mile loop that goes after a few short but steep sections in my neighborhood. Felt strong including one loop where I went the full time in the big ring. It's a bit rough on the body, but like I said, i felt strong enough to go hard today
Out of work a little early. 40 miles in beautiful weather. Tailwind heading out going north. Yikes! Heavy windage coming back south. Hey, saw a new brew pub in West Dundee, the M. T. Barrel. Anybody try it yet? Anybody want to do a Fox River Trail ride conveniently nearby and stop in afterwards to sample their wares?
Suzy Creamcheese, what's got into you?
M.T. Barrel's has a more speakeasy feel than Emmett's. Both are really great restorations of 19th century buildings. Check them both out.
5/14 - Yes
Moving Time (h:m:s) 2:02:41 3:32 pace
Distance (mi ) 34.69
Moving Speed (mph) 17.0 avg. 41.1 max.
Elevation Gain (ft) +1,907 / -1,897
Avg. Heart Rate 143 bpm Zone 3.7
"It doesn't get easier, you just go faster."
Psimet, checking out the window of my weather station here it does not appear that the wind from the north is all that bad. Most of the trees are at an 85-90 degree angle to the ground, as compared to a few days ago when they were at a constant 70-80 degrees to the ground.
You're in good shape, unless a powerful front comes through.
Commuted on my motorcycle to work today. 30 miles at 65mph is quite a workout not to get blown from the bike, does that count for upper body workout?
I did the Wed Night group rider last night, it was wet and sloppy but really fun. I crashed pretty good. I love adrennaline, because I was riding pretty good after the accident.
Accident report and pictures at www.mitcholo.blogspot.com
I agreed to go "biking" with a new friend I met at work this evening, I waited and waited but no new Friend to bike with, so as I was leaving to go ride alone my "new" friend showed up in a nicely polished Harley hehehe, can't believe it, I will be careful next time and say "Cycling"
Coworker: "Well psimet rides his bike in to work all the time."
Vendor: "Seriously? That's great."
Me: "Yeah I try to commute in a few times a week. I also ride on the weekends a lot. Travel to go on rides in new places."
coworker: "You race too don't you?"
Me:"Technically, but it's not much of a race."
Vendor:"Seriously!!?? How does that kind of racing work? What engine size do you race?"
Me: "Uhhhh....My engine is about a 185 right now. I'm trying to get it down to a 165 as soon as possible."
Me: "I ride a bicycle. I am an avid cyclist."
Vendor - in unison with me lip synching it: "Oh, I thought you meant motorcycle. You mean you ride a BICYCLE from Elgin to here? How far is that? How long does it take? I don't think I could even ride 10 miles. I used to ride a lot when I was younger. I have an old bike that supposedly pretty good. I rode it a lot right after I bought it, but now it's just hanging in the garage. I don't even know if it still works..."
Me: *busy reading posts on BF* "Uh huh."
Vendor:"....so like how many miles do you rid ein a year? Do you have some place to take a shower? Did Lance really dope or do the French just hate us? If it wasn't for us they'd be speaking German right now...."
Commuted on Wendsday and felt like sh*t! Here are the terrible results for the "training" ride home (6 mile slow commute in).
Started Thursday morning with a runny nose, headache, sinus congestion, exhausted ... Sick. Damn. No riding Thursday or Friday. I hope I can make my group ride Saturday or at least the 500 Sunday.
Data Value Unit
Sampling Rate 5 s
Energy Expenditure 1102 kcal
Number of Heart Beats 13289 beats
Recovery -116 beats
Minimum Heart Rate 67 bpm
Average Heart Rate 141 bpm
Maximum Heart Rate 164 bpm
Standard Deviation 17.7 bpm
Minimum Speed 2.3 mph
Average Speed 16.7 mph
Maximum Speed 28.9 mph
Distance 25.4 miles
Odometer 2807 miles
Minimum Cadence 33 rpm
Average Cadence 89 rpm
Maximum Cadence 107 rpm
Coasting Time 0:11:00 (11.7 %)
Coasting Distance 1.8 miles (7.2 %)
Minimum Altitude 0 ft
Average Altitude 844 ft
Maximum Altitude 890 ft
Ascent 459 ft
Descent 365 ft
Grade % 0.7 %
VAM 292 ft/h
Minimum Power 7 Watts
Average Power 200 Watts
Average Power (0 W incl.) 174 Watts
Maximum Power 539 Watts
Pedaling Index Average 21 %
Pedaling Index Maximum 42 %
Left Right Balance Average L49 - 51R Left - Right
Left Right Balance Maximum L86 - 14R Left - Right
Too many numbers.
For future reference, all we need to know is this:
- How Far?
- How Fast?
- Did you puke?
- What recovery beer did you enjoy?
About 30 miles for the day.
No barfing ... just tired, no leg strength.
No beer, went to bed at 8:30. Wuss!