Monday Ride – Hill Sprint Repeats

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I love living in West Seattle.

After a long day in the saddle  yesterday I wanted to get some hill sprints in before the sun went down.  Best place for steep short hills?  Yup.  West Seattle

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Bike – BMC SL01 51-35 qrings x 11-23 Ksyrium SL Wheels

Lunch – Pasta, ground Turkey with cottage cheese and baby carrots

Ride Food – Water

My favorite hills over here for sprints are Ferry Ave SW and Fairmount Ave SW.  Ferry is steep enough to keep you out of the saddle the entire way and long enough to rip your legs off halfway up and make you beg for mercy, it’s Like Holly Hill during TST.  Fairmount has a gradual grade until the last 100 yards and it kicks up pretty sharp, just like the end of Elma RR.  I hit 202 on the HR monitor on Ferry the second time up.  Vision got a little blurry so I backed off a bit.  Good quick ride, would have been better if I had a proper warm up.

To the 4 girls in the Jeep who were whistling and whooping at me on California.   You made me feel like a piece of meat just there for your visual entertainment.  

Thanks!

Double thanks for not calling me “Lance Armstrong” because, like, that’s SO 2004.

 

Off to the movies-

2 Responses to “Monday Ride – Hill Sprint Repeats”

  • Dude! You had to add the fact that it wasn’t a mere one or two girls whooping, but four. Keep riding hard or by the time you get to be my age you’ll be invisible to them! Hah!

    West Seattle is indeed rife with punishment for the pain seekers; I used to love living and riding over there. Marine View Drive out of Fauntleroy is good and steady, though mercifully not too long. And recently, the numbered streets leading up and around High Point and the Water Tower, in any combination, were enough to convince me I’d never get in good enough shape to race bikes this year.

    Best,

    David

    tres_arboles — January 27, 2009 at 5:23 pm
  • Marine View Drive from Endolyne is one of my quickie rides. If I only have 30-45 minutes I love to do that loop a few times (up from endolyne).

    West Seattle hurts… it hurts so good :-)

    Brian — January 28, 2009 at 5:46 pm
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