Looking Out At The Road Rushing Under My Wheels
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Just Some Endurance Miles
I rode 1:55:00, 38 miles, 248 watts avg along the Little Miami Bike Trail. Felt good to just do a couple of hours. And I slept in until 8. Thats late for me. Will just do some recovery miles inside tomorrow. I have a big day, or evening, tomorrow as I'm hosting Jackson Browne here in Cincinnati for 100 friends. You may not even know who he is but for anyone from my era he's a very well know singer-songwriter. He's playing Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday with James Taylor for 30,000.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Under/over, 4 minutes and 1 minute
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
While this was a pretty average time at 22:46, 27.2 mph, power was strong at 365 with cadence at 86 and a pretty even power average for the first and last halves of the course. Oddly enough speed was better on the first half at well over 27.4 and then fell off the second half which is usually faster. Given three weeks off from any time trials, I'm ok with this ride.
Monday, July 25, 2016
3x5 steady state....warmup for tomorrows time trial
A little hot out there....93 degrees, heat index well over 100. However, felt good on these with 359, 359 and 350. Just shows that in this weather a long warmup isn't needed. Went at these after about 8 minutes on the bike. I'll be sure to not warm up too much tomorrow afternoon when its going to be about the same. As opposed to the usual 30-40 minutes I'll cut that in half, pour some cold water on me and hit it.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
4x10 steady states, 4 minutes between
First day back and the humidity got to me. The first two efforts were as expected at 350 and 340, Then I dropped to 321 and then 312. Went through two bottles but was still down almost 5 lbs after this ride. An average of 331 is ok.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
took yesterday off
In light of the Sunday and Tuesday 100 milers I took yesterday off with only w couple of long walks with the dogs here in Michigan. Other than that it was time at the beach reading and then dealing with my hacked email account.
Steady States, 4x8
oops....did 5 by mistake...oh well....better than too few...342, 342, 339, 326/333 (17 second stop at the 4 minute mark due to construction) and 327....need these so I get back into time trial mode....have another set on Saturday....did these on the Old Mission Peninsula along Peninsula Drive in Traverse City....very flat with a strong wide out of the south ahead of storms coming from the north
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Made up for the rain soaked century on Sunday with the same ride today in wonderful conditions: sunny, 60-80 degrees, light winds. Covered 102 miles in 5:23, 223 watts, 4000' of climbing. The route was out of Traverse City on the TART Trail to Suttons Bay, them M22 to Northport, south to Leland and Glen Arbor then a side trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes via Pierce Stocking Drive (great road, although very steep at times), then back on 616 through Maple City and Cedar and back to the TART Trail.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Left at 7am in 64 degree temps and cloudy skies with the hour by hour AccuWeather saying no rain until 2. At 11am it was coming down steadily and had dropped to 55. Finished the ride in a downpour. Not my most enjoyable ride but I got it in. Will take tomorrow off after last weeks hiking on Isle Royale and now almost 200 miles in three days.
Rode the Tart Trail to Suttons Bay, then M22 to Northport and the south to leland and Glen Arbor. from there took 616 back to Gullickson where I got back on the Tart Trail.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Old Mission Peninsula Ride
I'm back in Traverse City, MI and did a 38 miles ride up and back Old Mission Peninsula. Averaged 272 watts for the 18 miles out and then dropped it back to 230 on the way back. Should be getting in some big miles in the next week.
PowerMeterCity collaboration coming
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Back on the bike
Now in Boyne City MI on the way to Traverse City. Did an hour on the bike with 10x1 minute on/off at 350-400 and then one 20 minute right at 300.
Isle Royale National Park
Completed almost 40 miles of hiking between Monday morning at 10:30 and Wednesday afternoon around 2:00. Scoville Point/Rock Harbor/Tobin Harbor on Monday; boat ride to Moskie on Tuesday and 15 miles back via Moskie, Daisey Farm, Greenstone, Mt. Franklin and Tobin Harbor; on Wednesday boat ride to Hidden Lake to Lookout Louise to mt. Franklin to Tobin
Friday, July 8, 2016
I leave tomorrow so I did some endurance miles inside (not shown here) and then some 30 second efforts on the crit course. Power was 638, 654, 635, 625, 636, 632, 632, 619, 620 and 620. I'll likely ride inside tomorrow for an hour before driving to Wisconsin. On Sunday I drive into Michigans Upper Peninsula. I may get another ride there before I head out on the seaplane Monday morning. I'll be hiking on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, likely 10-13 miles per day, and then flying back on Thursday. From there I drive to Traverse City, MI where I'll be on the bike or at the beach for a week.
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Interesting night. My electronic shifting went out one mile in so I had one gear, a 54/15. Not bad on the flats but too light on the descents and a little too tough on the hills. I also hit the INT button when I didn't want to but it gave me 5.86 miles at 366/89 rpms/26.97 and 4.45 miles at 94 rpms/336/26.78 for a 22:55. Not too bad all things considered. Just couldn't push big power in too many spots.
Tour Cliche's Translated
Saturday, July 2, 2016
Fueling during the century
I do think these long rides have helped me train my body to go to fat burning mode pretty quickly. I went through 4 bottles, 2 sports drink, 2 water, but only four bars total at 100 calories each. And, I'm not necessarily all that hungry while riding. I do get my protein in when I get home. Breakfast was oatmeal and craisins.
5th week in a row with a century
Another great day, temps in the upper 50's to low 70's. And I was riding well. Avg of 230, NP of 258. Not a great avg speed but it had fair amount of climbs (3500') and wind. Also burned about 4600 calories. And I'm off next weekend for travel and then hiking for 3 days. I'll take tomorrow off as its going to rain most of the day. Totally relaxing Sunday in store.