Texas Canine Ambush   
 Ride Stats
Distance: 22.58 miles Altitude Gain: 2,289 ft Avg Speed: 13.21 mph
Route: Dug Road-Bronson Hill Avg Grade: 0 % Max Grade: 0 %
Max HR: 0 bpm Avg HR: 0 bpm Terrain: Road: Steep
Bike: Look 585 Carbon Road Club: Schuyler County Cycling Club
Weather Conditions: Cloudy 42 F Wind NNW @ 8 mph
Navigate by: blog entry | ride entry | any entry
<< Prev Blog  Tuesday, March 19, 2019  Next Blog >>
 First Climbs
Wind has finally died down and yesterday's flurries didn't stick. Lifted weights in the morning and went out for a ride in the cold north wind. Opted for a climbing day where the course would offer some protection from the bitter wind. Did three climbs today with two rated and one that probably would only be considered a climb in the early season. First climb was up the Dug Road and had a pretty good spin and thought I wasn't pushing too hard but did see some spots along the way. Ended up cresting with a nine-one which isn't too bad considering I am still carrying too much weight. Need to get it over ten. Next came the rolling climb up through Moreland which I again spun. Final climb was up Bronson Hill where I hit my first steep climb with the grade topping out at eighteen percent. I usually crack on the steep section but it went fairly well today. I did crack when I got near the top where the trees thin and headed straight into the wind. After the steep section the last section looks fairly easy but it is still eleven percent. Crested the climb into some snow flurries with 2000 feet gain after ten miles of effort. Next ten miles was normally fast downhill but really kept the speed down as the roads are still liberally covered with sand and the wind chill was causing my fingertips to sting. Overall not a bad early season ride. Temperatures are supposed to improve into the fifties tomorrow as the wind shifts to the south.

0 member views | 231 total views          report problem |
 My Blog Calendar
<<<Mar 2019>>>
        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 31
 My Recent Blogs
5/2 - Chubb Hollow Pace Line
5/1 - Dundee North Wind
4/29 - Sore Legs Slow Ride
4/28 - Wyncoop Creek
4/25 - Touring Speed
 My Profile
  neonflux click to learn more about premier membership

click to enlarge
Lifetime: 81,645 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 2001-2020 bikejournal.com  |  All rights reserved