Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: rockford, il
Bikes: Trek 7700, C'dale R2000
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Originally Posted by TwoTyred
that is amazing. i reach a HR of 120 just
reaching for my water bottle!!
What do you attribute your stats to,
years of conditioning?
Now I am amazed that you are amazed. See, I live in an area of non athletic people.
Most friends I know do golfing or watch sports. Therefore I have no basis of comparison. I just got this HRM because the bikers on this forum talk about it.
I asked this forum for information as to HR for my activity and age. I got ambiguous answers. That is were I am at. I have no access to a sport doctor.
Here is the little I know:
My maximum HR measured at 165 while racing some guys up a hill.
Easy going at 16 to 18 MPH on a trail HR 120 or less. Training hard on a trainer gets HR 140.
HR at rest is 55.
My sport history:
Competitive rowing on national level until age 25.
Jogging and Biking long distance since age 45.
Aggressive biking for 2 - 3 years. About 200 to 300 miles per week at speed of 15 to 22 MPH for average trip.
I am training to go fast across America with a credit card tour April 2006.
That is what is driving me. I will probably be the oldest but do not want to be the slowest biker in that tour.