xaminmo: (Josh 2004 Happy)
Just a casual ride with Sharon, Karl, and Mark. This was the first ride outside of my hallway for my new Zip007 carbon bike.

Initial test included some hops to make sure it was solid. It is, but I'm still uncertain. It's definitely more flexy than any bike I've ridden, but only in a twisting angle along the axis from from the rear dropout to the top of the head tube. It handles power nicely, and feels like riding from a mattress.

You know the feeling when you hit something (ball, tree, whatever) with an aluminum bat? That spike of hit, and the vibration that continues... well, that is all gone. There's still the feeling of the road, and bumps, etc. It's just that none of that echoes/resonates in the frame. You feel it once, the first time, without the sharp parts.

Acceleration is quick. No creaks, which means good assembly and not TOO wispy. I can compress the center of the top tube with my hand, if I lean down on it. So I figure a crash would shatter this thing.

It's really light. I didn't think it would matter much, but it does. I named it "Carbon" on all of my apps/devices, but Erica and I decided it should be named "Snappy".

It's VERY responsive, and handles turns better than any of my other bikes have. It'll take me a few hundred miles to really settle into it, but I have the jist of it after 20ish last night.

I *do* have a huge stack on the steerer tube, which looks way dorky, but I'm very tall. It's comfy, so I may just leave it as is. We'll see what my actual performance looks like after a few rides, but I'm most likely using this bike for HH100. That MIGHT be because I left both of my other bikes unrideable. *oops*

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xaminmo: (Josh 2004 Happy)
Was running late, but all of the groups rolled a little late.
A rolled as I drove in, and C rolled as I was putting my helmet on.
There was no B. I didn't have enough food, so C was okay, but the first half seemed slow.

I'm sleepy, and posting late, so I have nothing more to say.
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xaminmo: (Josh 2004 Happy)
A great ride with Sharon's group. Sharon is the navigator and planner. Charles is the Gofer/Dufer/Pilot/Moral Support and most of all, the Grasshopper Remover! :) Also along were Becky, Karl, Steve, Theresa and me.

I started off finding my own cadence which was quite a bit faster than the group; however, around mile 18 they all caught me. Around mile 27, I dropped my chain and wrapped it in the rear derailleur. Took me till the rest stop by the Waurika Dam Bridge Road to catch up. I was pooped.

It was hard to keep salt and calorie levels up. I like going faster downhill, and maybe a little slower uphill. Most of the others were the other way around. We'd usually have a gap of about 100 feet as a buffer, but sometimes I had to use brakes.

We stopped at 30, 50, and 60 mile rest-stops. 60 had flavored ice, and it was good. That helped a lot. I got my second wind and pulled ahead. Karl zoomed, and pulled for a while. I fell off the back, and was passed by Sharon. Karl gave her a run for her money. The rest of the group wasn't far behind, relatively speaking. I think Sharon & Karl beat me by 3-4 mins, and the same for the rest of the group.

Becky's been very tired, and wasn't in the front for the last 15 miles. The tired PLUS the heat were too much. Around 15 miles, I opened a water bottle that was just ice, and dumped it into my shirt. That helped, but not as much as the snow-cone.

Steve and Theresa were a pretty steady, consistent pace. Steve pulled for quite a while too. Throughout the ride, we had several masses of riders join the double-paceline of the CCC group. Sometimes we were the minority of the group, but generally Karl and I... hrm... swept, and the others pulled. They got lots of thanks after the ride.

Overall, the ride had 624 bikers. If the Goatneck wasn't the same day, it probably would have been bigger. Support was great. Lots of volunteers, perfect snacks, facilities, etc. The best part was use of showers, hot tub, and pool at the Duncan Rec center after! Also, the Chicken Spaghetti was good stuff. Everyone was nice and helpful too.

A++, would ride again.

For HH100, I need to get a long-sleeved sun shirt, stay on top of ride-week stretching, pre-load salt, and get better with rolling snacks. But really, the key is staying cool. At 11am, it was just getting bad, and eating shaved ice, or dousing with cold water was the only way to stay alive.


Not sure what I think about the elevation. It's about 1000ft higher than Karl's. I used Baro, and he used iPhone 4S GPS. Both have issues. My + and - match, but who knows. We'll see if other people post stats for comparison. 24 seconds ago

Also, if I'd thought more, I would have added a couple of miles on the end so I could get another Grand Fondo ride for the year. *sigh*
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xaminmo: (Josh 2004 Happy)
Ride with several friends, and an unrelated but same surname friend-of-a-friend.
Music was country, but it was good anyway.
Karl and Sharon got photos by some squad cars lit up while the officers were roaming around the bank, looking for someone.

Today was a generally stressful day, so the bike ride was good.
I had a quart of fluid before I rolled, so I didn't need much in the first half of the ride.
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Rough Day

Jul. 22nd, 2014 09:23 pm
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
I think I like riding bikes most because there are no customer demands when I'm riding my bike. No taking calls in the middle of the road. Just me, some friends, a beautiful machine, and personal challenge.

At least for a few hours, I can pretend everything is awesome.
xaminmo: (Josh 2004 Happy)
I had a brief warm-up, and then we started on the B-route. All of us were suffering with the high density altitude, and we bailed at Leland instead of trekking out to 161.

Work is crazy already this week, and very frustrating, so I ate ALL OF THE THINGS at RaceTrack prior to coming home.

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xaminmo: (Josh 2004 Happy)
30-45 miles. Oww oww oww my legs hurt. Hip flexors and low back were unhappy to start with. Kind of crampy now.

There's a BBQ/pool party too, but I'm not able to make that.
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xaminmo: (Josh 2004 Happy)
Meet-up at Cadence for the weekly long ride. Attendees included:
Theresa (invisible), Steve, Kathy, Amanda, Sharon, Becky, Karl, Jim, Josh (Me), Mike.

We rode down across the Grapevine Dam, through the airport, looped around the Grand Prairie race track, then up through Irving (including Las Colinas and Valley Ranch), and stopped for lunch at Hard 8 in Coppell.

On the way through Valley Ranch, Mike bonked pretty hard, and we were worried he wouldn't make it to lunch. He'd been off the bike for a few weeks, a little short on sleep, etc. However, after a Cliff Bar, he magically came back to life. Tired, but powered through just fine.

Amanda had an indexing issue on the rear derailleur. At first we thought maybe a bent hanger, or bent RD, but on closer inspection it looked okay, and the chain seemed straight. 2 twists of the inline barrel mostly fixed it. It probably needs a little more, or maybe just zero out the cable and re-clamp it. She was tuckered out and sagged back to a bike shop for adjustments.

Karl dropped the chain off the inside of the cassette. No spoke damage, and easy fix. He stopped pedaling really quickly, so it didn't wedge in behind the cassette. KARL! REMEMBER TO ADJUST YOUR LOW LIMIT STOP SCREW!

At a couple of pauses, I had to check email for work, but things went pretty well. My shoulders are sore. My hands are sore. Need new gloves, because I buy cheap, and my right hand is getting a blister. I remembered to go fairly salty on my beverages and food. Need to remember more tonight, so I don't cramp up on the airplane ride tomorrow night.

After lunch, we took Freeport/Lakeside/Garden Ridge, and then the Flower Mound trails up, came down Briarhill, and back through to Cadence. From my house to the second Cadence stop was exactly 73 miles, so the actual loop was 70.85 miles. Wheel calibration should be within 1%. Some of the others rode from further, so they had as much as +9.

Lots of good conversation, rambles, and not enough sprinkles. The humidity, and the wind from the south was pretty brutal, but we survived. Overall, it was a great ride.

Watts are complete guesses. If Calories are correct (FirstBeat/Garmin), then I averaged 195W. If Strava is correct, then 145W. If my calculator is correct, then 551. Nothing really factored in wind. So ready to have a wattmeter.

I checked on my Easton wheels, and they do have a squeak/problem. It's been 3 weeks, so I'm a little antsy. The plan is to ship them off late next week, and will probably get a factory replacement. I said I'd follow up in a couple of weeks. Wattmeter ordered 2014-06-09, so that would be the same time I would check to see if it's in (3-6 weeks).


Distance: 75.17 mi
Calories: 3,894 C

Time: 4:58:30
Moving Time: 4:57:12
Elapsed Time: 6:58:48

Avg Speed: 15.1 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 15.2 mph
Max Speed: 33.9 mph

Elevation Gain: 2,717 ft
Elevation Loss: 2,713 ft
Min Elevation: 408 ft
Max Elevation: 654 ft

Avg HR: 147 bpm
Max HR: 181 bpm

Avg Bike Cadence: 78 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 124 rpm

Avg Temperature: 78.3 °F
Min Temperature: 70.6 °F
Max Temperature: 87.8 °F

Heart Rate stats (BPM):
00:00:32 Recovery (0 - 107 BPM)
00:02:05 Zone 1: Fat Burning (108 - 116 BPM)
00:43:56 Zone 2: Basic Endurance (117 - 134 BPM)
01:37:25 Zone 3: Aerobic Endurance (135 - 147 BPM)
01:54:49 Zone 4: Road Race (148 - 160 BPM)
00:35:25 Zone 5: Speed Training (161 - 169 BPM)
00:04:13 Zone 6: Anaerobic Sprints (170 - 181 BPM)

181 Peak 5 Seconds
180 Peak 10 Seconds
180 Peak 12 Seconds
180 Peak 20 Seconds
179 Peak 30 Seconds
175 Peak 60 Seconds
170 Peak 2 Minutes
163 Peak 5 Minutes
163 Peak 6 Minutes
161 Peak 10 Minutes
160 Peak 12 Minutes
156 Peak 20 Minutes
155 Peak 30 Minutes
152 Peak 60 Minutes
151 Peak 90 Minutes

Speed Stats (mph)
00:03:59 Garmin: Climb4 1.00 - 4.00 mph
00:12:48 Garmin: Climb 3 4.00 - 8.00 mph
00:34:08 Garmin: Climb 2 8.00 - 12.0 mph
01:59:12 Garmin: Climb 1 12.0 - 16.0 mph
01:44:14 Garmin: Flat 3 16.0 - 20.0 mph
00:20:24 Garmin: Flat 2 20.0 - 24.0 mph
00:03:16 Garmin: Flat 1 24.0 - 27.9 mph
00:00:15 Garmin: Descent 27.9 - 31.9 mph
00:00:08 Garmin: Sprint 31.9 - 36.0 mph
00:00:00 Garmin: Max 36.0 - 60.0 mph

33.6 Peak 5 Seconds
32.8 Peak 10 Seconds
32.4 Peak 12 Seconds
30.9 Peak 20 Seconds
28.9 Peak 30 Seconds
25.3 Peak 60 Seconds
24.1 Peak 2 Minutes
20.7 Peak 5 Minutes
20.5 Peak 6 Minutes
19.5 Peak 10 Minutes
18.9 Peak 12 Minutes
18.6 Peak 20 Minutes
17.8 Peak 30 Minutes
16.7 Peak 60 Minutes
16.3 Peak 90 Minutes

xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
Bicycling average speed is an important thing to know when joining groups. If you can't keep up with a group speed, then you may feel embarrassed, the group may feel resentful, and you might get dropped in the middle of nowhere.

Rough estimates are:
* Average speed is about 80% of your flat&level speed.
* Add 15% for group speed vs solo speed.
* Subtract 10% for each consecutive hour of riding.
* Subtract 50% or more for uphill speed.
* Add 100% or more for downhill speed.

The easiest way to figure all of this out is to use a GPS device, a calibrated speed computer, or a smartphone app to figure your average speed for a route.
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
I'm lazy, so I'm not posting bike stats here. There's no real reason to do it. My accounts can be found from prior cycling stat posts.
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
Rim tape failure, so sagged back with the po po. I had parts in all three cars! :) Missed most of the return headwind.

Ended up sun-burnt. Tested out some e-bikes with Sharon after the ride.

Distance: 23.19 mi
Time: 1:36:23
Avg Speed: 14.4 mph
Elevation Gain: 442 ft
Calories: 704 C
Avg Temperature: 77.5 °F
Time: 1:36:23
Moving Time: 1:36:02
Elapsed Time: 2:30:11
Avg Speed: 14.4 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 14.5 mph
Max Speed: 29.6 mph
Elevation Gain: 442 ft
Elevation Loss: 499 ft
Min Elevation: 456 ft
Max Elevation: 566 ft
Heart Rate
Avg HR: 111 bpm
Max HR: 158 bpm
Zones% of Maxbpm
Avg Power: 209 W
Max Power: 1,296 W
Max Avg Power (20 min): 224 W
Avg Bike Cadence: 71 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 135 rpm
Avg Temperature: 77.5 °F
Min Temperature: 67.0 °F
Max Temperature: 86.8 °F

0:00:00 - 2:27:12
Total Time: 2:27:12
Moving Time: 1:36:24
Distance: 23.19 mi
hrTSS: 63 (0.59)
Pa:HR 14.39%
Gain: 617 ft
Loss: - 682 ft
Grade: -0.1 %
VAM: 117
VAM W/Kg: 0.6
Min Avg Max
Speed (mph): 0 14.4 29.6
Pace (min/mi): 99:99 04:10 02:02
HR (bpm): 78 111 158
Cadence (rpm): 1 71 135
Elev (ft): 456 508 566
Temp (F): <77 87 97
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Total 23.19 mi 1:36:24 (2:27:12)
Lap #1 3.50 mi 0:13:55 (0:31:59)
Lap #2 3.50 mi 0:12:56 (0:13:07)
Lap #3 3.50 mi 0:15:29 (0:19:10)
Lap #4 3.50 mi 0:14:40 (0:25:40)
Lap #5 3.50 mi 0:14:29
Lap #6 3.50 mi 0:15:07 (0:24:16)
Lap #7 2.19 mi 0:09:44 (0:21:27)
Peak Speed
Peak Speed
2 sec 29.2 mph
5 sec 28.7 mph
10 sec 28.1 mph
12 sec 27.9 mph
20 sec 26.6 mph
30 sec 24.8 mph
1:00 min 20.9 mph
2:00 min 19.7 mph
5:00 min 18.3 mph
6:00 min 17.6 mph
10:00 min 17 mph
12:00 min 16.9 mph
20:00 min 16.5 mph
30:00 min 15.8 mph
01:00 h 15 mph
01:30 h 14.6 mph

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xaminmo: (Josh 2004 Happy)
Bike ride with Karlitos, Sharon, Francesca and Phil.  Testing the route for next weekend.

Distance: 30.82 mi
Time: 2:35:05
Avg Speed: 11.9 mph
Elevation Gain: 694 ft
Calories: 1,219 C
Avg Temperature: 85.0 °F
Time: 2:35:05
Moving Time: 2:34:16
Elapsed Time: 3:10:39
Avg Speed: 11.9 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 12.0 mph
Max Speed: 26.5 mph
Elevation Gain: 694 ft
Elevation Loss: 749 ft
Min Elevation: 427 ft
Max Elevation: 588 ft
Heart Rate
Avg HR: 118 bpm
Max HR: 176 bpm
Zones% of Maxbpm
Avg Power: 94 W
Max Power: 1,184 W
Max Avg Power (20 min): 124 W
Avg Bike Cadence: 70 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 112 rpm
Avg Temperature: 85.0 °F
Min Temperature: 74.2 °F
Max Temperature: 97.6 °F

Total Time: 3:10:33
Moving Time: 2:35:04
Distance: 30.82 mi
hrTSS: 105 (0.60)
Pa:HR 20.5%
Gain: 873 ft
Loss: - 928 ft
Grade: -0.0 %
VAM: 103
VAM W/Kg: 0.5
Min Avg Max
Speed (mph): 1.4 11.9 26.5
Pace (min/mi): 42:55 05:02 02:16
HR (bpm): 82 118 176
Cadence (rpm): 1 70 172
Elev (ft): 427 504 588
Temp (F): <84 95 108

Total 30.82 mi 2:35:04 (3:10:33)
Lap #1 3.50 mi 0:15:09 (0:17:52)
Lap #2 3.50 mi 0:13:24 (0:14:08)
Lap #3 3.50 mi 0:15:38 (0:18:41)
Lap #4 3.50 mi 0:16:59 (0:20:35)
Lap #5 3.50 mi 0:18:33 (0:18:39)
Lap #6 3.50 mi 0:18:31 (0:26:37)
Lap #7 3.50 mi 0:18:16 (0:18:58)
Lap #8 3.50 mi 0:22:49 (0:36:02)
Lap #9 2.82 mi 0:15:42 (0:19:01)
Peak Speed
Peak Speed
2 sec 26.3 mph
5 sec 26.1 mph
10 sec 25.9 mph
12 sec 25.8 mph
20 sec 24.9 mph
30 sec 23.6 mph
1:00 min 20.3 mph
2:00 min 19.6 mph
5:00 min 17.2 mph
6:00 min 16.8 mph
10:00 min 16.1 mph
12:00 min 15.9 mph
20:00 min 15.7 mph
30:00 min 15.2 mph
01:00 h 13.9 mph
01:30 h 12.9 mph
02:00 h 12.6 mph


xaminmo: (Josh 2004 Happy)
Uhhhhggggg. So slow and so painful. Supper was good though.

Distance: 21.81 mi
Time: 1:33:53
Avg Speed: 13.9 mph
Elevation Gain: 632 ft
Calories: 1,350 C
Avg Temperature: 74.9 °F
Time: 1:33:53
Moving Time: 1:33:25
Elapsed Time: 2:09:27
Avg Speed: 13.9 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 14.0 mph
Max Speed: 32.3 mph
Elevation Gain: 632 ft
Elevation Loss: 686 ft
Min Elevation: 389 ft
Max Elevation: 545 ft
Heart Rate
Avg HR: 147 bpm
Max HR: 176 bpm
Zones% of Maxbpm
Avg Power: 127 W
Max Power: 1,270 W
Max Avg Power (20 min): 162 W
Avg Bike Cadence: 79 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 174 rpm
Avg Temperature: 74.9 °F
Min Temperature: 69.8 °F
Max Temperature: 84.2 °F

Total Time: 2:09:23
Moving Time: 1:33:52
Distance: 21.81 mi
hrTSS: 91 (0.72)
Pa:HR 14.75%
Gain: 787 ft
Loss: - 840 ft
Grade: -0.0 %
VAM: 153
VAM W/Kg: 0.8
Min Avg Max
Speed (mph): 0 13.9 32.3
Pace (min/mi): 99:99 04:18 01:52
HR (bpm): 89 147 176
Cadence (rpm): 1 79 174
Elev (ft): 389 470 545
Temp (F): <70 75 84

Total 21.81 mi 1:33:52 (2:09:23)
Lap #1 3.50 mi 0:13:24 (0:41:21)
Lap #2 3.50 mi 0:15:31 (0:16:12)
Lap #3 3.50 mi 0:14:07 (0:14:24)
Lap #4 3.50 mi 0:17:14 (0:18:15)
Lap #5 3.50 mi 0:13:58 (0:15:07)
Lap #6 3.50 mi 0:15:29 (0:19:04)
Lap #7 0.81 mi 0:04:07 (0:05:00)
Peak Speed
Peak Speed
2 sec 32.1 mph
5 sec 31.7 mph
10 sec 30.8 mph
12 sec 30.3 mph
20 sec 28.2 mph
30 sec 25.1 mph
1:00 min 23.5 mph
2:00 min 22 mph
5:00 min 18.2 mph
6:00 min 18.3 mph
10:00 min 18 mph
12:00 min 17.2 mph
20:00 min 15.6 mph
30:00 min 15 mph
01:00 h 14.4 mph
01:30 h 14.2 mph

xaminmo: (Josh 2004 Happy)
Pretty good. First ride with Nicole this year. Second ride with Ben who's really nice. Hi to Betty and Sharon and Steve. Learned Karen and Jalean's names. Forgot a few names. Not performing as well as I'd like, but great ride

Distance: 25.13 mi
Time: 1:36:05
Avg Speed: 15.7 mph
Elevation Gain: 549 ft
Calories: 1,294 C
Avg Temperature: 60.5 °F
Time: 1:36:05
Moving Time: 1:35:36
Elapsed Time: 1:52:18
Avg Speed: 15.7 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 15.8 mph
Max Speed: 33.6 mph
Elevation Gain: 549 ft
Elevation Loss: 560 ft
Min Elevation: 403 ft
Max Elevation: 538 ft
Heart Rate
Avg HR: 143 bpm
Max HR: 182 bpm
Zones% of Maxbpm
Avg Power: 145 W
Max Power: 1,194 W
Max Avg Power (20 min): 162 W
Avg Bike Cadence: 79 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 125 rpm
Avg Temperature: 60.5 °F
Min Temperature: 56.2 °F
Max Temperature: 76.0 °F

Total Time: 1:52:15
Moving Time: 1:36:04
Distance: 25.13 mi
hrTSS: 88 (0.70)
Pa:HR 14.91%
Gain: 679 ft
Loss: - 682 ft
Grade: -0.0 %
VAM: 129
VAM W/Kg: 0.6
Min Avg Max
Speed (mph): 0 15.7 33.6
Pace (min/mi): 99:99 03:49 01:47
HR (bpm): 59 143 182
Cadence (rpm): 1 79 125
Elev (ft): 403 467 538
Temp (F): <66 70 86

Total 25.13 mi 1:36:04 (1:52:15)
Lap #1 3.50 mi 0:14:35 (0:18:19)
Lap #2 3.50 mi 0:13:06 (0:15:25)
Lap #3 3.50 mi 0:12:12 (0:13:39)
Lap #4 3.50 mi 0:12:11 (0:14:30)
Lap #5 3.50 mi 0:13:43 (0:15:44)
Lap #6 3.50 mi 0:13:36 (0:16:01)
Lap #7 3.50 mi 0:13:45 (0:15:45)
Lap #8 0.63 mi 0:02:52
Peak Speed
Peak Speed
2 sec 33.5 mph
5 sec 33.4 mph
10 sec 33 mph
12 sec 32.9 mph
20 sec 32.1 mph
30 sec 31 mph
1:00 min 27.1 mph
2:00 min 24 mph
5:00 min 19.2 mph
6:00 min 19.2 mph
10:00 min 18.3 mph
12:00 min 18.2 mph
20:00 min 17.7 mph
30:00 min 17.3 mph
01:00 h 16.4 mph
01:30 h 15.9 mph

xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
"Easy Spin" with Sharon, which translates into
"harder than yesterday, plus more wind."
Pretty depleted, but reward was La Madeleine.

Knees were a little poppy once back on Las Colinas Blvd.
Ran out of oomph once we got to Royal on the final stretch.
Good meeting with Carrollton Cycling Club at La Madeleine's.
A few hours later, right calf is a little unhappy.
No riding tomorrow, but lots of stretching hopefully.
If I can walk on Saturday, there's a longer ride there.

Had to adjust my seat once home, and tighten up my BB.
Still need to tighten up the right crank. CREAK.
I think it's a frame flex (lost cost) issue.
I need to move my 40 degree stem to my other bike,
but then I need to see if the spokes on it still creak.
I might have to send them in to Easton directly.

Distance: 19.92 mi
Calories: 1,367 C
rTSS: 88 (0.79)
Pa:HR 6.85%
Gain: 535 ft
Loss: - 531 ft
Grade: 0.0 %
VAM: 129
VAM W/Kg: 0.6

Time: 1:15:57
Moving Time: 1:15:45
Elapsed Time: 1:19:42

Total 19.92 mi 1:15:56 (1:19:40)
Lap #1 03.50 mi 0:11:35 (0:12:50)
Lap #2 03.50 mi 0:14:59 (0:15:09)
Lap #3 03.50 mi 0:13:35
Lap #4 03.50 mi 0:13:36 (0:14:20)
Lap #5 03.50 mi 0:11:39 (0:12:32)
Lap #6 02.42 mi 0:10:30 (0:11:13)

Avg Speed: 15.7 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 15.8 mph
Max Speed: 28.1 mph

Peak Speed
2 sec 28.0 mph
5 sec 27.9 mph
10 sec 27.5 mph
12 sec 27.3 mph
20 sec 26.2 mph
30 sec 25.8 mph
1:00 min 24.9 mph
2:00 min 22.9 mph
5:00 min 21.4 mph
6:00 min 19.9 mph
10:00 min 19.2 mph
12:00 min 18.9 mph
20:00 min 17.5 mph
30:00 min 16.6 mph
01:00 h 16.2 mph

Elevation Gain: 249 ft
Elevation Loss: 249 ft
Min Elevation: 410 ft
Max Elevation: 486 ft

Avg HR: 159 bpm
Max HR: 181 bpm

Avg Power: 290 W
Max Power: 1,295 W
Max Avg Power (20 min): 322 W

Avg Bike Cadence: 79 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 141 rpm

Avg Temperature: 78.3 °F
Min Temperature: 76.0 °F
Max Temperature: 86.8 °F
Wind: Variable West to North, 8 to 22mph.

xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
IBC ride, cut a little short by the clouds.  Pretty slow pace most of the time, but a little attack at the end.

222 avg watts and 1029 kcal.

Training Peaks:
Total Time: 1:25:41
Moving Time: 1:19:33
Distance: 18.98 mi
hrTSS: 65 (0.66)
Pa:HR 6.87%
Gain: 427 ft
Loss: - 449 ft
Grade: -0.0 %
VAM: 98
VAM W/Kg: 0.5

Min Avg Max
Speed (mph): 1 14.3 24.8
Pace (min/mi): 59:05 04:11 02:25
HR (bpm): 81 140 187
Cadence (rpm): 1 81 122
Elev (ft): 469 543 600
Temp (F): <81 84 88

Peak Speed
2 sec 24.8 mph
5 sec 24.7 mph
10 sec 24.5 mph
12 sec 24.5 mph
20 sec 24.3 mph
30 sec 24 mph
1:00 min 22.1 mph
2:00 min 19.8 mph
5:00 min 18 mph
6:00 min 17.7 mph
10:00 min 16.6 mph
12:00 min 15.7 mph
20:00 min 15.3 mph
30:00 min 15.1 mph
01:00 h 14.9 mph

Garmin Info
Power info from Strava was actually pretty close, within 10%, so I'm using those numbers.
Cadence error at 181 peak - unk real peak as I was spinning pretty well. Probably close to 122.
Temps were all over due to a front moving in. Subbing out the usual 10F for Garmin magic.

Distance: 18.98 mi
Calories: 1,089 C

Time: 1:19:33
Moving Time: 1:19:12
Elapsed Time: 1:25:44

Avg Speed: 14.3 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 14.4 mph
Max Speed: 24.8 mph

Elevation Gain: 373 ft
Elevation Loss: 400 ft
Min Elevation: 469 ft
Max Elevation: 600 ft

Avg HR: 140 bpm
Max HR: 187 bpm

Avg Power: 208 W
Max Power: 1,222 W
Max Avg Power (20 min): 237 W

Avg Bike Cadence: 81 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 122 rpm

Avg Temperature: 74.2 °F
Min Temperature: 70.6 °F
Max Temperature: 77.8 °F

xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
North Campion Trail from Valley Ranch to Las Colinas for lunch at Granada Market (Mediterranean food).

Karl and I played off each-other for a burst of 18-22mph. It was a good challenge.

No edits. I'm tired and lazy. Temps are 10F high, and power isn't calculated.

Garmin Summary
Distance: 15.82 mi
Time: 1:05:56
Avg Speed: 14.4 mph
Elevation Gain: 344 ft
Calories: 1,107 C
Avg Temperature: 83.8 °F
Time: 1:05:56
Moving Time: 1:05:40
Elapsed Time: 2:35:07
Avg Speed: 14.4 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 14.5 mph
Max Speed: 25.9 mph
Elevation Gain: 344 ft
Elevation Loss: 335 ft
Min Elevation: 190 ft
Max Elevation: 243 ft
Heart Rate
Avg HR: 157 bpm
Max HR: 184 bpm
Zones% of Maxbpm
Avg Bike Cadence: 79 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 190 rpm
Avg Temperature: 83.8 °F
Min Temperature: 80.6 °F
Max Temperature: 89.6 °F

Training Peaks:
Peak Speed
2 sec 25.8 mph
5 sec 25.7 mph
10 sec 25.3 mph
12 sec 25.2 mph
20 sec 24.5 mph
30 sec 23.9 mph
1:00 min 22.2 mph
2:00 min 20.8 mph
5:00 min 19.2 mph
6:00 min 19.3 mph
10:00 min 18.7 mph
12:00 min 18.3 mph
20:00 min 16.8 mph
30:00 min 15.0 mph
01:00 hr 14.8 mph


xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
This was just a quick ride on the Nashbar CX I built last year to see if being more upright would have as much effect on my back.

No edits. I'm tired and lazy. Temps are 10F high, and power isn't calculated.

Distance: 4.04 mi
Time: 22:26
Avg Speed: 10.8 mph
Elevation Gain: 167 ft
Calories: 206 C
Avg Temperature: 72.6 °F
Time: 22:26
Moving Time: 22:15
Elapsed Time: 1:23:24
Avg Speed: 10.8 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 10.9 mph
Max Speed: 24.7 mph
Elevation Gain: 167 ft
Elevation Loss: 164 ft
Min Elevation: 565 ft
Max Elevation: 612 ft
Heart Rate
Avg HR: 124 bpm
Max HR: 164 bpm
Zones% of Maxbpm
Avg Bike Cadence: 69 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 92 rpm
Avg Temperature: 72.6 °F
Min Temperature: 66.2 °F
Max Temperature: 84.2 °F

xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
Under profile Cycling it asks for cycling classification number. What is that?

These are race categories.
* Recreational means someone who doesn't race.
* Category 5 means new racer.
* Category 4 means you've completed 10 mass-start races.
* Category 3 means you earned 20-30 points as a cat-4 racer.
* Category 2 means you earned 30-40 points as a Cat-3 racer.
* Category 1 means you earned 35-50 poings as a Cat-2 racer.

As for "Open Category", I'm not really sure. It looks like it's a fuzzy term for elite racers, such as cat 2,1,pro together. It may include Cat 3 racers that were fit enough to compete with them, but didn't have the points to upgrade yet.

Cat-1 upgrades require the involvement of the regional race coordinator, but lower levels can be done locally.

You can be downgraded after time, but never back to Cat-5.

There are several ways to earn points:
* Attending a USA Cycling education clinics
* Completing a race in the front pack
* Finishing in the top 10 of a race.

Road point values are listed here:

Mountain rankings are 3, 2, 1 and Pro.

Cyclocross rankings are 5-1 for men and 4-1 for women. There are conversion rights into and out of CX if you're rated in MTB or Road.

Other groups and countries may have minor variances to this, but generally, the numbered categories are roughly equivalent.
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
If you haven't re-centered and/or adjusted your bike's brakes lately, now is the time. I found my pads were dragging a little.

Basically, if you clamp the brakes, release, and the wheel won't spin freely without stopping for 20+ seconds, then it needs to be fixed.

Cantilevers have tension screws at each post to re-center them. There's a barrel adjuster for gap.

Calipers just unscrew the center screw half way, clamp the brake lever, and tighten the screw before letting go. Magic, I know. They also have a barrel adjuster for gap, but there's also a cam on the side (for wheel removal).

If your pads touch the rubber, or are not in the same place on the rim at both tips of the pad, then that needs adjusting too.

If your brakes are not dragging, and the wheel still doesn't spin for a long time (on the bike), then your bearings are gunked up. If it's a cheap wheel, replace it, or have fun taking it apart. If it's an expensive wheel, then have it serviced at your local bike shop.

Speaking of expensive wheels, I got some EA70 road wheels.. I know, in the grand scheme of biking, these are still cheap, but they are a massive upgrade for me. In reading up on maintenance, I found that wheel truing is different for these. Easton tightens all of the drive-side spokes to maximum, yet even tension. THEN, they tighten up the non-drive-side spokes to obtain the proper dish.

If you need to do anything to the drive-side spokes, you have to de-tension the entire wheel first, do your thing, and then re-tension it the same way they do. If you don't, you'll break the spoke nipples due to them being at a higher tension than you can actually set by hand. Also, Easton says, at least for their wheels, even tension is more important than 1-3 thousandths wobble.

Also, they have no weight limit for their wheels (stated clearly on their website) and they have a 2 year warranty against defects. If you hit a pot-hole and dent/bend/break the rim, tough patooties. But if you ride over a little crack and the wheel breaks or tacos because you're too heavy, they will take care of it (through your LBS or through them, but not for ebay or random-internet sellers).


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