Sunday, July 15, 2018

BBC31 Solo

Route and Ride Data Links:

Strava - Today's Route

Ride Metrics:

Distance (mile): 31
Speed Avg.(mph): 16.2
Cadence (rpm): 67
Time Moving: 1:55:08
Time Total: 1:55:12
Work (kj): 819
Normal Power: 140
Average Power: 118
Max Power: 557
VI: 1.18
TSS: 118
IF: 
0.78

Goal:

Build Endurance

Ride Description:

Solo spin around the BBC 31 loop from the Budweiser Plant. I rolled out and could feel the heat coming off the large parking lot and fatigue on my legs from yesterday. As I was rolling out it appeared that some of the few early morning cyclists and triathletes were finishing up. 

During the course there were no other cyclists and just a few cars. Coming back into the lot I see Neal about to head out for about the same miles. Nice day and nice break from my normal Sunday routine at the Comet.

Weather:

Temperature Start (F): 87
Temperature Finish (F): 87 (feels like 95)
Wind: Breezy
Sky: Cloudy

Nutrition Intake During and Immediately After:



Bottle #1 24oz. Water, BSN Amino X, Maltodextrin, Trace Mineral Drops
Post Ride: 30 gram protein drink

Gear:

 LOOK  IA16 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Saturday Group Ride

Tim (on the right) waiting to get rolling


Gary wondering if I am going to survive this pace or not. I did not survive it.  :-)


(L to R) Debbie, Neal, Mike and Gary


Route and Ride Data Links:

Strava - Today's Route

Ride Metrics:

Distance (mile): 62
Speed Avg. (mph): 16
Cadence (rpm): 64
Time Moving: 3:54:38
Time Total: 4:04:58
Work (kj): 1,463
Normal Power: 137
Average Power: 101
Max Power: 624
VI: 1.36
TSS: 236
IF: 
0.76

Goal:

Just ride

Ride Description:

I was invited to join the small group riding from the Budweiser Plant that turned out to be a much bigger group of 20 or more at Sosebee Bike Park. It was great to see and briefly chat with several of the friends I have not seen in a while, but after we rolled it the paced picked up. I held on until Trimble Hollow Road and about 30 miles and I simply did not have the fitness to keep that pace until the end so I dropped out to ride something a bit more on my current level of terrible and discouraging fitness level. 

(too many names to give a shout out here, but I will just say I appreciate each of you)

Instead of stopping at the store I continued on and was in front of the group until I was caught just after the Interstate hill, which is a section of road that is parallel to I-75. I continued on my pace with Gary joining me for a few miles until we saw Debbie sitting in the road changing a tube so we stopped to help or just be with her. After this Mike joined me to head back to the brewery and most everyone else continued on to Sosebee Bike Park. 

Weather:

Temperature Start (F):77
Temperature Finish (F): 83 (high humidity)
Wind: Calm
Sky: Cloudy

Nutrition Intake During and Immediately After:


Bottle #1 24oz. Water, BSN Amino X, Maltodextrin, Trace Mineral Drops
GU gel at mile 27

Post Ride: 30 gram protein drink

Gear:

 LOOK  585 

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Sunday Solo Spin

Route and Ride Data Links:

Strava - Today's Route (Strava was down at the moment)

Ride Metrics:

Distance (mile): 40.6
Speed (mph): 18.4
Cadence (rpm): 70
Time Moving: 2:11:45
Time Total: 2:12:39
Work (kj): 1,026
Normal Power: 141
Average Power: 129
Max Power: 527
VI: 1.09
TSS: 129
IF: 
0.76

Goal:

Build Endurance

Ride Description:

Out and Back Spin

I have to say that I am loving the Felt IA16. It may be the bottom of the line for the IA models and yet even with the lower end mechanical group it still performs very well for me. Even with being in the worst condition that I have been in for the last few years I am still setting some PR's at times. I can't wait to see what I can do with this bike once I get in some consistent training. 

Weather:

Temperature Start (F): 83
Temperature Finish (F): 83
Wind: Breezy
Sky: Partly cloudy

Nutrition Intake During and Immediately After:



Bottle #1 24oz. Water, BSN Amino X, Maltodextrin, Trace Mineral Drops
GU gel at mile 20
Post Ride: 30 gram protein drink

Gear:

 Felt  IA16 


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Saturday Ride with Mike and Neal

Neal in the lead, Mike Second, me off the back as usual


Part of the NARC gang stopped for a group picture



Route and Ride Data Links:

Strava - Today's Route

Ride Metrics:

Distance (mile): 58.3
Time Moving: 3:58:29
Time Total: 4:08:44
Work (kj): 1,265
VI: 1.48
TSS: 217
IF: 
0.76

Goal:

Just Ride

Ride Description:

Conversation paced ride, for the most part, with Mike and Neal. Great to ride with the guys this morning and we were missing Gary from the ride. Neal picked a route with roads that I have not been on in number of years. 

Weather:

Temperature Start (F): 71
Temperature Finish (F): 82
Wind: Calm
Sky: Heavy overcast at the start, partly cloudy at the finish

Nutrition Intake During and Immediately After:



Bottle #1 24oz. Water, BSN Amino X, Maltodextrin, Trace Mineral Drops
Bottle #2 24oz. Water, BSN Amino X, Maltodextrin, Trace Mineral Drops
Payday bar at mile 35

Post Ride: 30 gram protein drink

Gear:

 LOOK  585 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Easy Solo Spin

Route and Ride Data Links:

Strava - Today's Route

Ride Metrics:

Distance (mile): 50
Speed (mph):
Cadence (rpm):
Time Moving: 2:52:46
Time Total: 2:53:23
Work (kj): 1,159
Normal Power: 124
Average Power: 111
Max Power: 653
VI: 1.11
TSS: 132
IF: 
0.67

Goal:

Build Endurance

Ride Description:

Out and Back Easy Spin.
I am lacking that base fitness compared to previous years. Today I felt the fatigue from the easy ride yesterday and that should not happen. I tried a couple of light sprints toward the end just to see what the legs could do at this point and they were not happy and very uncooperative.

Weather:

Temperature Start (F): 73
Temperature Finish (F): 83
Wind: Calm
Sky: Partly cloudy

Nutrition Intake During and Immediately After:

Bottle #1 24oz. Water, BSN Amino X, Maltodextrin, Trace Mineral Drops
GU gel at mile 30
Post Ride: 30 gram protein drink

Gear:

 Felt  IA16 


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

July 4th Easy Spin

Route and Ride Data Links:

Strava - Today's Route

Ride Metrics:

Distance (mile): 60
Speed (mph): 17.2
Cadence (rpm): 68
Time Moving: 
3:28:01
Time Total: 3:29:16
Work (kj): 1,384
Normal Power: 125
Average Power: 110
Max Power: 532
VI: 1.13
TSS: 162
IF: 
0.68

Goal:

Enjoy the morning cycling

Ride Description:

Out and Back Solo Spin for the fun of it.

Weather:

Temperature Start (F): 82
Temperature Finish (F): 88

Humidity: High
Wind: Calm
Sky: Partly Cloudy

Nutrition Intake During and Immediately After:



Bottle #1 24oz. Water, BSN Amino X, Maltodextrin, Trace Mineral Drops
Bottle #2 10oz. Water
GU gel at mile 40
Post Ride: 30 gram protein drink

Gear:

 Felt  IA16 


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Sunday Solo Cruise

Route and Ride Data Links:

Strava - Today's Route

Ride Metrics:

Distance (mile): 40
Speed Avg. (mph): 17.8
Cadence (rpm): 70
Time Moving: 2:14:51
Time Total: 2:16:14
Work (kj): 958
Normal Power: 129
Average Power: 117
Max Power: 468
VI: 1.10
TSS: 113
IF: 
0.70

Goal:

Build Endurance

Ride Description:

Out and Back Spin

Weather:

Temperature Start (F): 91
Temperature Finish (F): 91
Wind: Breezy
Sky: Partly cloudy

Nutrition Intake During and Immediately After:



Bottle #1 24oz. Water, Aminos, Maltodextrin, Trace Mineral Drops
GU gel at mile 20
Post Ride: 30 gram protein drink

Gear:

 Felt  IA16


Saturday, June 30, 2018

Saturday Small Group

Gary (L), Mike (R) on his super sweet new Trek Madone


Route and Ride Data Links:

Strava - Today's Route

Ride Metrics:

mainly because of the dead batteries and being stuck in an easy gear all the metrics are lower today
Distance (mile): 41.5
Speed (mph): 13.5
Cadence (rpm): 60
Time Moving: 
2:59:06
Time Total: 3:17:58
Work (kj): 1,017
Normal Power: 140
Average Power: 89
Max Power: 573
VI: 1.57
TSS: 185
IF: 
0.76

Goal:

Just ride with friends

Ride Description:

Can three guys be classified as a small group? Anyway it was great to ride with Mike and Gary and we were missing Neal today, but at least Neal got to miss out my technology drama as both etap batteries died about 20 something miles into the ride. Sure it was the owner's fault for not topping off or at least checking the batteries on a neglected road bike. I spend most of my time on the Felt IA16 and lose track of when I last charged the batteries. Also, do they lose a little bit of charge just sitting there for weeks and months? 

I was really looking forward to riding with the guys again and I sure hate that my negligence messed up their route today. Being stuck on the 52 ring / 32 cog was an awkward gear and was easy to spin out on most roads. Before the batteries died I was really enjoying the route and climbs even though I was feeling my lack of fitness and heavier weight. Ugh!

Hope to ride with the guys some more and next time come prepared. Also ordered two more batteries to carry at least in my gear bag as backups and start carrying an extra on the bike or in the jersey pocket during the ride just in case. I got the low battery warning before we rolled out so had I had backups the ride today would have been different.

Also a bonus to see and chat with Nancy, Tim, Alan, Stacy, Margaret, Joe, Laurie and a bunch of others at Sosebee Bike Park. 


Weather:

Temperature Start (F): 77
Temperature Finish (F): HOT!
Wind: Calm
Sky: Partly cloudy

Nutrition Intake During and Immediately After:

Bottle #1 24oz. Water, BSN Amino X, Maltodextrin, Trace Mineral Drops
GU gel at mile 20
1/2 Clif Bar at mile 30
Post Ride: 30 gram protein drink

Gear:

 LOOK  585