Team Ride, Saturday 1/16/10

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Wow, what a big group!  Finally!

We meandered down south Lake Washington and hit the pit stop at Coulon Park where we broke into three intensity groups.  I hopped on to the first group just to see how long I would last and it wasn’t very long at all.  WTF was I thinking?  Halfway up McDonald hill I popped something fierce and knowing I still had to make it home in one piece I sat up and watched the group go. I snapped it into my 46-25 and just spun my way up to the top.  Jeff D had turned around to pick up the stragglers and we met up with half of group one on May Valley when we put it on cruise control.  I had just gotten to the front and locked in a good tempo when I heard “FLAT!”  Poor Jeff flatted his front, probably due to the insane amount of glass on Coal Creek… it was pretty bad.  I looked at my watch and did a little calculation in my head and I knew I needed to turn around now as Annabelle had a vet follow up for her leg.  So when I knew JD had the flat under control, I waved adios to them and reversed course.

I kept it on Coal Creek all the way back to Factoria and mostly held above 300 watts.  Felt like I had found a good zone and something I could keep for a good chunk of distance.  There’s a pretty good descent on Coal Creek that I lost my wattage but ended up passing a couple cars to keep up the spirit. I shot around Mercer Island and then did another half of it before cruising back into Leschi.

Good ride.  A lot of teammates out.  49 miles map below.

Bike -Windsor Rain 46-34 x 11-25

Breakfast – 2 hard boiled eggs, PB toast, cheese and water

Ride Food – 2 bottles of water

Average watts 230

weight – 169

Another team ride tomorrow is heading up to Monroe… I think I’ll start with the team but split off in Kenmore to ride around the lake.

5 Responses to “Team Ride, Saturday 1/16/10”

  • You should ask those guys who dropped you.. what THEY ate for breakfast.

    I bet it was more than cheese and water.

    WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO EAT, MAN?

    Eating is part of training! Do we need to have a discussion about how ATP works?

    Rebecca — January 16, 2010 at 11:01 pm
  • That’s a lot of food for me in the morning.

    Brian — January 17, 2010 at 8:38 am
  • I was just going to compliment the homie for eating as much as he did! Baby steps Rebecca. First he walks, then he runs! Y’know he used to eat nothing for breakfast and then go ride 100 miles…

    ryan — January 17, 2010 at 6:26 pm
  • Thanks Ryan! I was thinking the same thing!

    Brian — January 17, 2010 at 6:39 pm
  • Yeah, speaking from the experience of being diagnosed with osteoporosis at age 34, running a chronic calorie deficiency is no joke. It’s particularly dangerous for cyclists who do minimal weight bearing activity.

    padre — January 19, 2010 at 10:30 pm
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