Training Ride 12-1-09

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I have a 10 mile loop here in West Seattle that give me a quick variety of terrain that I shoot around if I don’t have the time to head out towards the Lake or Cougar.  It’s close to home, coffee, a bike shop and food just in case I get into any trouble.  A big plus is most of the community is pretty bike friendly so I dont really have too many problems with the haters.

The challenge doing this ride on my fixie is going down Marine View Drive.  It’s pretty damn steep.  I’ve gone up it once fixed (my normal direction) but learned real quick that it was just too much

Ride – 35 miles 1650 feet of gain 3 loops

Bike – Schwinn Tempo Fixed gear 42 x 16

Breakfast – coffee and a hard boiled egg

Ride food – 2 small bottles of water and a bag of shot blocks

Weight – 165

Really felt the last loop going up California.  It’s a tough hill, pretty close to incline and length of Longbranch. I usually try to sprint this hill on my road bike but it’s a fight to stay upright on the 42 x 16

Would have loved to see a powerfile for this one.

Ride 12-1-09

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