Sunday, January 31, 2010

Jill's team ride

Pictures worth a thousand words.

Garmin Connect - Today's team ride

Felt a little weak today but still had a great ride. 202 had some standing water so there was a lot of spray (see picture)!

Made my goal of riding 400 miles in the month of January!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

MI Tandem ride with Hunter

Had a great tandem ride with Hunter this afternoon. We tried to wait out the rain but after lunch we gave up and rode in the rain. Hunter did great, very little complaining. We stopped and had a couple Soy green tea latte's at the MI Starbucks.

Hunter on the East Channel bridge.

Mid ride warm up break!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Quick Monday ride

Had a lot to do at the office this morning so I was up and out of bed by 5:00am. That's just crazy for a work day! Anyway the weather was great so I was able to get a quick ride in on the Tarmac. Funny note, about halfway into the ride the left brifter came so lose it nearly fell off! My multi-tool was not the right tool for the job but it worked in a pinch.

Despite the short ride my average power was 268W, seems good? It's fun setting a baseline for future measurements. I must say the climb up SE 26th almost seemed reasonable today.

Garmin Connect - Activity Details for Tarmac after work ride - 268W average

Sunday, January 24, 2010

1/23 & 1/24 Weekend rides = 7hrs - 91 miles - hills!

Did my first rides with the new powertap this weekend. The data from Saturday's ride didn't update to garmin's website properly but came out ok in training center.

My legs didn't have much after yesterday's 5hr team ride. Average power was 225W I don't have a baseline but it doesn't seem bad for how shot my legs were.

Garmin Connect - Activity Details for Sunday MI ride (Tarmac)

Saturday's club ride was a bit slow for the first couple hours but picked up A LOT when we started doing hills! This was my first time up saddleback and Zoo hills. Average power was only 210W but most of this came late in the ride.

Garmin Connect - Activity Details for Saturday ride with Jill and team

Friday, January 22, 2010


Got a nice deal on a new 2010 Poertap Pro+ with ANT+ (wireless).

I installed my 11-28 cassette off my RS10 wheel, swapped tires, and then tossed it on my Tarmac. I then fired up the Garmin Edge 500, put the Tarmac on the trainer and POW! Doing a 5-6 hour ride tomorrow so I should have some great Power/HR/Cadence data to share.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Garmin Connect - Activity Details for Felt MI loop (disc)

Took the Felt out for the first time in a few months Monday evening. Tried out the new disc wheel, it felt great!

GPS Details - Took the Felt around Mercer Island on a windy day (disc)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Garmin Connect - Activity Details for Sunday Ride

It was great to be back on my bike today. Nice ride around MI on the Tarmac.

GPS data for today's ride.
Garmin Connect - Activity Details for Sunday Ride

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Tandem Ride

Had a great 8 mile ride with Anessa and Hunter today. Hunter and I were rocking the tandem and Anessa was on her new CX bike. This was my first real exercise since spraining my ankle last Saturday night running a race at Bridle Trails.

New back hoop for the Felt

Spent last night putting my new (new to me) disk on the Felt. This was the first time I had ever changed a Cassette, nothing to it! Can't wait to get out and time trial on this bad boy!