Weekend Training Wrap Up.

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Saturday started fantastic.  ended up at U Village a little early so I sat with a cup of coffee and people watched.  Aaron showed first and we chatted a bit about his new Veloforma until the ret of the crew rode in.  We picked up a few more at Logboom and off we went.  Somewhere on West Lake Samammish, my rear wheel started howling, stopping the group.  IT happened a couple of times and instead of making the guys wait for me I let them ride away, focusing on my own problem and not wanting to ruin their ride.  I was a victim ofa non lubricated freehub which now means I need to keep myself from coasting.  No biggie really so I continued to Squak Mountain.  It was a good ride even if I did half by myself.  Amazed there is still bits of snow on Squak.  Sheesh!

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Ride – 90 miles

Bike – Flyte SRS2 50-32 x 11-23 Ksyrium SL

Breakfast – water, coffee and a scrambled egg

Ride Food – Small bottle of water, large bottle of PowerBar Endurance and a gu shot

Stats -167 pounds.  Max HR 197, resting 44



Sunday was a later start as the IJM.org Racing team had a photo and vid shoot with King 5 as well as some interviews about FareStart and IJM.org.  Video and story  can be seen here. Yes, that is me sprinting with John N and yes that is Martin’s butt in full effect.  We ended up breaking up into a north and south end ride and split about U district.  My group did the south end/ Mercer loop and started pretty much at race pace.  Dustin drug us all the way down to Renton AND won the sprint.  Jeff went a tad early and I tagged on to Kurt’s wheel as hestarted to fade.  By the time I came around Kurt, Dustin was just too far away to catch before the line.  Dustin is in incredible shape right now.  It’s scary.  On Mercer Island I dropped my camera after I took my pull and had to go back for it.  The group kept on going so it was me playing catch up for the rest of the Island.  Thankfully they waitied for me at the bridge and we ended the ride somewhat together.

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Ride – 50 miles

Bike – BMC SL01 51-35 qrings x 11-23 Neuvation wheels

Breakfast – coffee

Ride Food – 2 small bottles of water, cliff shot and a gu shot

Stats -167 pounds.  Max HR 195, resting 48

5 Responses to “Weekend Training Wrap Up.”

  • Bro – Never again just coffee. You were shaking like a cold puppy by mile 45.

    Dustin — February 16, 2009 at 11:46 am
  • He cant ride unless he shows the contents of his stomach via ultrasound…shredded mini wheats, oatmeal, bagel & cream cheese..these all free, easy and inexpensive. And your power output afterwards? Outrageous!

    Ryan D — February 16, 2009 at 1:02 pm
  • I usually save this comment for skinny starlets…dood…eat a sandwich!!

    carrie — February 16, 2009 at 5:14 pm
  • I’m trying to carve my mid 40’s body from that of “ex-rugby” player to “aggressive recreational rider.” I think I’ll start with your pre-ride breakfasts…for days I go to work and sit at a desk…and work my way up from there! Hah. This blog is inspiring in ways you probably never thought possible.

    David in Burien

    tres_arboles — February 18, 2009 at 10:14 am
  • Brian, check out the glasses on this link. Dude, you need them! You want them. You must buy them for everyone!

    Emery — February 21, 2009 at 8:56 am
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