- Per BCSO, tacks found on the road at Lee Hill and Olde Stage Road. Be careful out there! Cc @
- First weekend of racing out of the way. Spent most of the time in the break and helped setup @ for a pair of podiums!
- Made it up to Peak to Peak for the first time this season. It went well despite not having a jacket or hat...
- I actually just saw a clif shot on the side of the road and turned around for it.
- Today's 80 mile solo ride was going to be a stretch. Then it turned into 90... With only 4 hours of food.
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- Windy solo endurance ride: 2h:55m, 209w avg, 224NP, 2167kJ, 146TSS. Avg power exactly middle of Z2, based on winter estimated LT of 315w.
- 2h Z2 with 10 x 10 pedal stroke "a-lactic" sprints. Minimal HR drift (2.5%). Totals: 2h:5m, 39.5 mi, 1700kJ, 225w avg, 249NP.
- @ Sorry for the late reply. Only very hard days. About once a week or less.
- Another base ride: 2h, 222NP (208 avg). 1400 kJ. 93 TSS. First ride on the road bike in 3 months!
- I'm Back! First workout of 2013 season. Ouch. Need to reset zones. Bulk of w/o Z2/200w avg / 224NP for 2h:15m. Total: 3h:8m, 2000kJ, 140TSS.
- Yesterday off. Today 3h:30m MTB ride for 'fun'. 5200' vertical in only 33 miles. Dirt was fun though.
- 30 minutes core / strength (body weight only for now) and 15 minutes on the rollers.
- Day off.
- Fun ride on the Cross bike. 4h, 61 miles, 2600 kJ, 175 TSS. 'Easy' at 226 NP and 187 avg. Some 'secret' trails:
- 5k fun run/jog/walk with the whole family and later a 1 hour walk. I think I ate enough to count as a workout, but how to figure TSS...?
Category Archives: Race Reports
This race is a bit of a sleeper on the calendar. This year it was up against the Leadville 100 and Steamboat Singer mountain bike races, and was followed by one of the highest profile local criteriums the next day. … Continue reading
One of my teammates described this race well as we chatted before the start: “At Bannock, people are desparate.” The prize money is big and the season is coming to a close. Many riders see this as one of their …
This climb is a front range classic, and is a very good test of fitness. It also makes for a great race. The course isn’t too long or too steep, which not only makes it accessible for racers of all … Continue reading
I thought I knew what to expect when I arrived for the Longmont Criterium, as I last raced it in 2010. Apparently there is a new course which has been used the last two years. I did a quick lap … Continue reading
As I rolled up to the race to pick up my number, clouds were brewing overhead. I’m known for my constant optimism, and I make no exception when it comes to weather forecasting. I checked the radar as I left …
I’ve had less time training this season, and one of the differences I’ve noticed is that I’m not quite as good the second day as I have been in the past. Racing the day before wasn’t the only reason this …
This race is another of my favorites (aren’t they all?). The course is in Longmont’s Prospect neighborhood. Longmont is a half hour east of Boulder and is a mid-western style town: flat, boring, an almost-cute but more run down Main … Continue reading
There is a short amount of time between the criterium and the afternoon Trihydro Time Trial. Most racers will have about an hour prior to their TT start which is 15 minues away. I took 15 minutes to drive my … Continue reading
I wasn’t sure what to make of my poor showing at the road race the day before. It was unexpected and my power numbers were as disappointing as my result. I was weighing my options for redemption: either put it … Continue reading