Training Ride 12-2-09

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I jumped on the bike and rode over to Fremont to drop off a cup of coffee to the wife.  It basically turned into 30 miles of endurance with a 10 mile effort at full power on my Marine View Drive loop.  If I had any food in my stomach I would have lost it on the final incline.  I started to get a bit of tunnel vision which I am accounting for lack of food.

Ride – 45 miles 30/ endurance 10/ power 5/ recovery

Bike – Windsor Rain Bike 46-34 x 12-25

Breakfast – hard boiled egg and a bagel

Ride Food – 2 bottles of water, 2 cliff gells

Weight – 165

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It’s a bitch to sustain power on the steep downhill on Marine view drive while at the same time a little dangerous to tuck and increase speed because a few of the hidden driveways.  I’m comfortable at 30-35 but will start to squeeze the brakes after that.  It’s run and gun for the next two miles from false flat to super steep so it’s a huge power shift from zero to 350 to 600/700.

5 Responses to “Training Ride 12-2-09”

  • The coffee you delivered was just what I needed to start my day off right. Thank you for being so thoughtful!! :) Lucky me, RO

    Rosanna — December 3, 2009 at 10:51 pm
  • Just a curious interloper reading your posts…no clue what “zero to 350 to 600/700” means…I’m a newbie roadie. But thanks for sharing.

    Dan Baker — December 4, 2009 at 10:00 pm
  • Hey Dan-

    I was shooting out wattage numbers. I ride with a Power Tap power meter

    I was referring to:
    Zero watts power produced going downhill.

    350 watts on the false flat.

    600-700 watts up the hill.

    Check this out for more info-

    Brian — December 5, 2009 at 9:15 am
  • Thanks man, appreciate the info. I pretty much just go with a hr monitor right now, will be getting a cyclometer with cadence soon. Power meter would be cool, but for what I’m doing not sure I need to get wired.
    Ride safe.

    Dan Baker — December 7, 2009 at 7:34 pm
  • You can ride the brakes AND pedal at the same time to maintain avg power.

    Tony — December 10, 2009 at 1:47 pm
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