Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chilly Hilly 2010!

Hunter and I rocked the Chilly Hilly today. We totally lucked out with the weather, it wasn't so chilly but it sure was hilly!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Update from the last week:
Had a good commute to work on Friday 2/19. Little slow coming home (15.2mph) I had the saddle bag loaded down though.

Saturday 2/20: Had a great ride with Aveen from Jill's team. We started out from the Eastgate Sbux @ 7:15am and I pulled into the house at 3:00pm. This time did of course include a sit down breakfast at the Black Diamond cafe. My GPS puked itself on the "course" I created and downloaded to it so no good power/hr data. I didn't need any data to know I was pretty pooped by the end.

Sunday Morning 2/21 I checked out the Ice Breaker TT course in Black Diamond. The weather was perfect when I started the course around 10:00am. I didn't feel like I had much power after the long ride the day before but I did average a respectable 23.7mph over the 10 mile course. The Felt felt great! Man I love riding that thing on a flat road.

Hunter shot this video of me with eating a GU!

Here's a shot that captures my riding "style" :-)
Later Sunday afternoon Hunter and I rocked 20 miles on the Cedar river trail. it's the perfect trail for us on the tandem, wide and flat! The weather is looking good for this coming weekend so we'll be rockin the tandem at the Chilly Hilly!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More boring bike stuff

Dear silly Surly hipster boy, did you really try to hold me off across the I-90 bridge tonight? You should know better :-) Took advantage of today's great weather and additional daylight and rode home around the south end of Mercer Island.

Saturday 2-13
Got in a nice 60 miler with Rob and the team today. Rob and I were out at 94 Stewart the night before with the Ladies and Charlie Woods but still met up at 7:30 the next morning!

Sitting at 260 miles so far in February.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Had another great ride today. After yesterday's outing I tried some Endurox R4 recovery drink (before my usual alcohol filled recovery drink) and I think it might have helped the legs today. About 10 miles into today's ride I was putzing along when a couple club riders zinged past me near the south end of MI. I picked up the pace and sat about 5 bike lengths back for a couple miles before passing them back. I pushed the pace for the next 3 miles (over 300W average) with them happily sitting on my wheel. On the only real climb on the East side they attacked and put a little distance on me. They worked well together and held me off till the end of the island, I just couldn't close the last 15-20 seconds on them. Next time! :-)

Today's Ride

Weekly Recap:

Distance: 134.9 miles
Only commuted 1 day but made it out on 3 training (fun) rides. Loving this dry warm weather we've been having.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

um, is it Spring?

Had a great team ride today. A lot of the team showed up for the first 20 or so miles and 2 sets of hills. The third hill (Licorice Fern) was no joke, 2+ miles of climbing with the top section pitching up to about 20 degrees. It was so fun Eimhim and I did the top loop twice :-). We came back via Issaquah-Hobart and dropped the hammer on a few sections of E LK Sammamish. Ended up getting in 57 miles and 4K of climbing in great Spring weather.

Time: 3:38:11
Power: 240W average
Avg Speed: 15.8 mph
Lots of climbing

2/5 After work ride. Was able to take advantage of the great early February weather!
Ride details -

Time: 1:22:06
Avg Speed: 18.7 mph
Power 269W