Texas Canine Ambush   
 Ride Stats
Distance: 26.60 miles Altitude Gain: 1,860 ft Avg Speed: 17.20 mph
Route: Mechlenberg Reverse Avg Grade: 0 % Max Grade: 0 %
Max HR: 146 bpm Avg HR: 122 bpm Terrain: Road: Hills
Bike: custom built Cipollini RB800 Road Club: Schuyler County Cycling Club
Weather Conditions: Sun\Clouds 77 F S wind @ 10 mph
Navigate by: blog entry | ride entry | any entry
<< Prev Blog  Wednesday, June 5, 2024  Next Blog >>
 Faster Day on the Bike
Another fairly good day for riding although it was a little windy with a strong southern wind. Intended to stretch the legs a bit today and started out with a good climb up Old Odessa. Didn't set any records and was hoping for an eleven average but only ended up with a ten zero. At least it was in the double figures-barely. The climb continues at steady lesser grade up to Steam Mill Rd and had a good climb aided by the tailwind and crossed the checkpoint at twelve. So had a strong second effort as a thirteen is near my best. Need to get the first section up to eleven as have done in the past. Had really good speed bursts on the way to Mecklenburg often seeing speeds near thirty. Think the hard riding in the race on Saturday has gotten my legs to get attuned to riding at higher speeds. Pulled into Mechlenburg at sixteen two compared to my best ever at seventeen. Immediately headed up the second climb up SR 79 towards Watkins. Legs still felt good and kept the momentum going. Speed tapered off a bit on the rolling terrain to Bennettsburg but still was feeling good. Decided to cut down Skyline Drive rather than descend to Watkins and watch my average drop through heavy traffic and a dozen stoplights\signs. Last section went well despite the headwind. Finished off with a seventeen-two average. Need to get it back up to eighteen but haven't been able to do that in the last twenty-five years. It felt good to ride fast again if even only for a day.

0 member views | 96 total views          report problem |
 My Blog Calendar
<<<Jun 2024>>>
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
 My Recent Blogs
7/13 - Tour de Perry
7/11 - 10 mile ITT Sixth Attempt
7/10 - Bad Legs
7/9 - Wayne's Ride
7/8 - Stiff Climb
 My Profile
  neonflux click to learn more about premier membership

click to enlarge
view my journal
Lifetime: 101,506 mi
Member No. 37801
Member since: Dec 2009
Home: Montour Falls, NY 
custom built Cipollini RB800
Road bike
Schuyler County Cycling Club

The views expressed here are those of this author only and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, bikejournal.com's owners. All blogs must follow the terms set forth in the blog agreement. Report any problems to the web administrator.
Copyright 2001-2024 bikejournal.com  |  All rights reserved