Todays ride



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Ken

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This mornings ride, this is a trick / page right out of our friend bbaka's
book of tricks.
I left my house at about 10:05 and took my normal 1 hour route, actually it
is closer to about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Now my legs don't work too well
for about the first 10 to 15 minutes, which is probably a normal warm up
period. So I was riding through my neighborhood, but I didn't see any of the
riders I usually see. But that is probably because I started about an hour
later than normal. So I am cycling along, enjoying my ride, not pressing to
hard but not taking it easy either. Just a moderate to high-moderate pace
working more on keeping a constant cadence. I checked my time, yeap right on
my normal time, right on my normal amount of sweating. Wind is very variable
today, seems to be mostly out of the east / southeast, again pretty normal
for Florida in the beginning of May. Started making my way back towards my
house, 30 to 40 minutes into my ride, passed by a little pond got to see
some cranes feeding in the shallow waters, I wonder how many MV people take
time to notice such things, I would think probably not that many. 50 minutes
into my ride my direction changed and turned into a head wind, had to drop
down 2 gears to maintained my cadence, so my speed dropped down, probably
from 12 to 8 mph. Fought the wind the rest of the way back to my house. I
parked my bike, went inside, wiped the sweat from my face, and started to
rehydrate. That was a good first lap, the lack of a cyclocomputer leaves me
guessing about distance and speed, but knowing about how fast I can ride, I
would say it was probably about 12 or 13 miles. So now I am at home cooling
down for about 15 minutes. Now comes lap number 2! Lap 2 begins better
because I have no warm up period! This is the first time I have tried this
back to back lap thing! To my surprise I did not seem to sweat as much,
maybe I didn't rehydrate enough. Anyway the second lap was not as difficult
as I had thought it would be. I think that after the second lap, I could
have done the rehydrate and cool down thing for 15 or 20 minutes and then
done another lap. But this being the first time I had tried this little
ditty of a trick, I decides not to try it. Maybe after a few more 2 lap
rides I will try a 3 lap ride. Thanks for the little trick / tip there
bbaka! I think I need some bottle cages and bottles!

Ken

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bbaka

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Ken wrote:
> This mornings ride, this is a trick / page right out of our friend bbaka's
> book of tricks.
> I left my house at about 10:05 and took my normal 1 hour route, actually it
> is closer to about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Now my legs don't work too well
> for about the first 10 to 15 minutes, which is probably a normal warm up
> period. So I was riding through my neighborhood, but I didn't see any of the
> riders I usually see. But that is probably because I started about an hour
> later than normal. So I am cycling along, enjoying my ride, not pressing to
> hard but not taking it easy either. Just a moderate to high-moderate pace
> working more on keeping a constant cadence. I checked my time, yeap right on
> my normal time, right on my normal amount of sweating. Wind is very variable
> today, seems to be mostly out of the east / southeast, again pretty normal
> for Florida in the beginning of May. Started making my way back towards my
> house, 30 to 40 minutes into my ride, passed by a little pond got to see
> some cranes feeding in the shallow waters, I wonder how many MV people take
> time to notice such things, I would think probably not that many. 50 minutes
> into my ride my direction changed and turned into a head wind, had to drop
> down 2 gears to maintained my cadence, so my speed dropped down, probably
> from 12 to 8 mph. Fought the wind the rest of the way back to my house. I
> parked my bike, went inside, wiped the sweat from my face, and started to
> rehydrate. That was a good first lap, the lack of a cyclocomputer leaves me
> guessing about distance and speed, but knowing about how fast I can ride, I
> would say it was probably about 12 or 13 miles. So now I am at home cooling
> down for about 15 minutes. Now comes lap number 2! Lap 2 begins better
> because I have no warm up period! This is the first time I have tried this
> back to back lap thing! To my surprise I did not seem to sweat as much,
> maybe I didn't rehydrate enough. Anyway the second lap was not as difficult
> as I had thought it would be. I think that after the second lap, I could
> have done the rehydrate and cool down thing for 15 or 20 minutes and then
> done another lap. But this being the first time I had tried this little
> ditty of a trick, I decides not to try it. Maybe after a few more 2 lap
> rides I will try a 3 lap ride. Thanks for the little trick / tip there
> bbaka! I think I need some bottle cages and bottles!
>
> Ken
>

You got it mostly right. I kind of reserve those neighborhood area rides
for days when business could happen and I don't want to be out of reach
or when it could rain and blow a long trip. I have done that up to about
12 times in one day and wound up with a slightly different experience
every lap. Sometimes I vary the route and go riding on top of the river
levees around here and meet a lot of people walking. It makes it more
interesting to change a little, stop and watch the ducks watch me, or
poke around some unexplored piece of land where the old railroad tracks
have been pulled and wonder what was there 50 years ago. I may have
accumulated 80-90 miles on the longest day, but there was always an iced
drink waiting for me within about 5 miles so I never had to worry about
loading up the bike. In the city I can just stop at a park and find a
water fountain or a store and buy a slushie.
Variety is great. Social tours may not count as training, but so what?
Bill Baka
 
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jj

Guest
>Now comes lap number 2! Lap 2 begins better
>because I have no warm up period! This is the first time I have tried this
>back to back lap thing! To my surprise I did not seem to sweat as much,
>maybe I didn't rehydrate enough. Anyway the second lap was not as difficult
>as I had thought it would be. I think that after the second lap, I could
>have done the rehydrate and cool down thing for 15 or 20 minutes and then
>done another lap. But this being the first time I had tried this little
>ditty of a trick, I decides not to try it. Maybe after a few more 2 lap
>rides I will try a 3 lap ride.


Shoulda gone for it. You're probably hitting a peak!

Enjoyable post. ;-)

jj
 
K

Ken

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"jj" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> >Now comes lap number 2! Lap 2 begins better
> >because I have no warm up period! This is the first time I have tried

this
> >back to back lap thing! To my surprise I did not seem to sweat as much,
> >maybe I didn't rehydrate enough. Anyway the second lap was not as

difficult
> >as I had thought it would be. I think that after the second lap, I could
> >have done the rehydrate and cool down thing for 15 or 20 minutes and then
> >done another lap. But this being the first time I had tried this little
> >ditty of a trick, I decides not to try it. Maybe after a few more 2 lap
> >rides I will try a 3 lap ride.

>
> Shoulda gone for it. You're probably hitting a peak!
>
> Enjoyable post. ;-)
>

No I don't think I have hit a peak, I really did feel like I could have done
another lap, but I also didn't want to over do it, and be feeling it for the
next two day. I have been slowly building up my times and distances, I want
to do a 50 or 75 mile ride by the end of the summer.

Ken

> jj
>