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Broctoon 08-22-22 07:15 PM

Okay, I'll be one of those guys who post "I only rode [something] miles, but it was [some way]."

Only 14-ish miles, but it was rolling hills, and I averaged nearly 20 mph on fixed gear.

Here's the elevation profile:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bac2316a06.jpg

As you can probably guess, I was riding in circles (10 laps around a 1.38 mile course).

But Broctoon, why would you ride at a place like that? You didn't even go anywhere!

I do it for an interval workout, and get a heart rate graph like this:
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e585cd5a35.jpg

Finally, this is my favorite one. The speed graph. I'll just note that the peaks definitely come when I'm on one of the two descents of this course, but the troughs don't necessarily coincide with the two climbs, as I like to sprint up hills as hard as I can.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5fc6f20adf.jpg


This workout is very strenuous and very fun. It doesn't hurt that lots of pretty girls like to walk and jog this course.

I'm always trying to beat my previous best lap time or best overall time for 10 laps. One thing that occurs to me (should be obvious, but may not be) is that average speed doesn't mean much. I can do a tempo workout, 20 + or - 2 mph on level ground for about 60 minutes, and not be nearly as exhausted as I get after riding this 42 minute workout, which was 19.6 mph average speed, but fluctuating from about 14 to 32 mph. There are 20 cycles of climb-flat-descend, and my poor little ticker never knows what's coming next! Fixed gear bike is a deliberate choice for this workout, because it allows no cheating. It requires or at least encourages me to push as hard as I can up hills and spin a very fast cadence down them. Also, there is of course no coasting, ever.

kahn 08-22-22 08:27 PM

15.6 yesterday and 17.7 today with both gaining around 700 or so feet.

diphthong 08-22-22 08:47 PM

coastal 51-spot.

jadmt 08-22-22 10:17 PM

50 miles

Troul 08-23-22 05:33 AM

30 miles. Dodging potholes.

diphthong 08-23-22 07:32 PM

38-spot.

biker128pedal 08-23-22 07:59 PM

After work a 25.9 ride. No rain and the most excellent ride. No empty road ahead.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...70873c6e5.jpeg

DGhostRider 08-23-22 10:01 PM

Country loop
 
55 for me.. longest since knee surgery three years ago

Troul 08-24-22 04:51 AM

48 miles, only asked for a few dollars by a stranger. I don't always carry cash, today was that day. I had a spare water & tube tho.

kahn 08-24-22 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22621581)
48 miles, only asked for a few dollars by a stranger. I don't always carry cash, today was that day. I had a spare water & tube tho.

How about now - I'll provide an address!

Actually, since the pandemic, I don't carry any cash other than a spare $20 bill which I'm not giving away.

Troul 08-24-22 12:20 PM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22622077)
How about now - I'll provide an address!

Actually, since the pandemic, I don't carry any cash other than a spare $20 bill which I'm not giving away.


I don't carry singles, most of the time i just rely on heating up the ole CC.

Murray Missile 08-24-22 07:11 PM

I did 4 minutes at 40 RPM average today on a semi-recumbent trainer. Considering I had my left knee replaced 9 weeks ago and the right knee 4 weeks ago today I'm pretty happy with that. One week ago I could barely get on the bike much less go all the way around with my right knee. I'm getting my folding bike out tomorrow and attempting a real ride. Fingers crossed.

Troul 08-25-22 04:42 AM

39 Miles. Need to leverage the warm good weather, pretty soon it'll be snot rockets & brrrring.

Timothyevans 08-26-22 02:04 AM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22622077)
How about now - I'll provide an address!

Actually, since the pandemic, I don't carry any cash other than a spare $20 bill which I'm not giving away.

I still usually use the phone payment, it is much more convenient, and there is no probability that you will lose the money.

jadmt 08-26-22 01:26 PM

me and the Trumpster did a tick over 50 miles. only get rained on a little bit

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4c1eabf4a4.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e0e90036dd.jpg

Mcstar 08-26-22 05:07 PM

I felt good this morning, and road my gravel bike on the road for my longest ride, 70 miles. Im still getting use to cycling after 40 years of running.

Im thinking about getting a road bike, but at age 65, I like the smooth ride of my gravel bike.

Troul 08-27-22 08:13 PM

103 miles.

SpeedyBlueBiker 08-27-22 09:09 PM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22622077)
How about now - I'll provide an address!

Actually, since the pandemic, I don't carry any cash other than a spare $20 bill which I'm not giving away.

I rode 39 miles today. I also carry a $20 bill and also a credit card, ORCA card (bus pass), and an old ID card that has my correct personal info. I never carry a DL.

diphthong 08-27-22 09:18 PM

35-spot.

rudypyatt 08-28-22 09:03 AM

Just finished a nice 24 miles to and from the beach (Rockaway Peninsula in NYC), mostly flat. Its nice being out there at 7 a.m.

shapiroeric 08-28-22 12:08 PM

120 km.1241 m.sounds better than 75 miles and 4,027 ft :rolleyes:.rode from 4 AM to just after 9.some tough weather for about an hour.

Daniel4 08-28-22 01:59 PM

Sat Aug 27. My phone app said 88km. My Garmin gps said 84km. 6hr35min. Almost the limit of my camera memory and batteries.

kahn 08-28-22 05:38 PM

Around the north end of Lake Washington

Longest in quite a while. 35.5 and about 1,700 feet of gain. Along the Interurban Trail and then east to the Burke Gilman Trail. Along Waynita Way into Kirkland. The Kirkland Connector Trail which has a few miles of gravel. Northrup Way to the 520 Bike Trail across the bridge and then through the Univ of Washington and home. The spur for the trip was that the 520 Bridge across Lake Washington was closed for construction making it QUIET whereas it is normally a complete assault on the ears!

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7de0ef2bc6.jpg

kahn 08-28-22 05:40 PM


Originally Posted by shapiroeric (Post 22627022)
120 km….1241 m….sounds better than 75 miles and 4,027 ft :rolleyes:….rode from 4 AM to just after 9….some tough weather for about an hour….

Well, the KM sounds more impressive though the FEET sounds more impressive. Tradeoffs!

shapiroeric 08-28-22 05:49 PM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22627387)
Well, the KM sounds more impressive though the FEET sounds more impressive. Tradeoffs!

Lol. Very true. I thought of that but you cant mix and match!


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