slow ride after effects

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by andy gee, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. andy gee

    andy gee Guest

    Well, the results are in. After a week of slow riding, I didn't do any
    caloric damage, and I seem to have maintained my speed. The "long" time
    trial (10 miles going the long way home, half on a greenway) was within
    normal range. The super sprint (2,112 feet from the bottom of Turtle Bay
    to the top of Murray Hill) was actually three seconds faster than my
    previous best time on the 3-speed. This is the northbound run into midtown
    (UN Headquarters, actually) on 1st Ave. The light at 34th st gives the
    pedestrians a 2-second jump (which I take) before the light turns green.
    The 42nd st light is actually red in both directions for 6 seconds, which
    is the reason I take this stretch at my top speed: even if I'm sluggish
    that morning or if there's heavy traffic, I have 4 seconds more than I
    should have to cross 42nd st.

    I think I'm going to start mixing fast and slow rides and see what happens
    long term.