Bikepacking Setup: Ultralight vs Normal

Bikepacking Setup: Ultralight vs Normal

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Bikepacking Made Simple

Bikepacking Made Simple

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Outdoor Solo Ride – CX Bike (60 mi)

Outdoor Solo Ride – CX Bike (60 mi)

Around 3 this morning I was kinda tired and decided to look at the weather forecast for the rest of the day. Normally I’m fully awake and at work at 3 AM, but I had today off. The weather forecast looked really nice. So I went to bed for 3 hours and departed a little before 8 AM on my first real ride outside for the year. I was planning to do a metric century, but since I no longer do my training rides for RUSA credit I cut the ride a little short toward the end. I was feeling the distance.

Took me about 5 hours to complete.  I’m about 30 minutes slower than I’d like to be. But since I haven’t done any riding to speak of since the middle of last August, I guess I am doing OK. Click on the map below to see the recorded file that I uploaded to RWGPS.

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Indoor Training Ride – Cinelli (#2)

Indoor Training Ride – Cinelli (#2)

Yesterday I had intentions of getting on the bike. It would have been two days in a row of riding. Unfortunately I got caught up in chores, and never found time to clip in. But having skipped yesterday gave me extra incentive to make sure I clipped in today. The ride went pretty good. Definitely felt good while I jammed to some Guns N Roses music the way I did when the album came out back in 1988. Lotsa fun! After 15 minutes I threw in three one-minute surges while keeping the cadence at 90 rpm. My legs don’t spin at 90 rpm naturally right now. So I’ve got some work to do. CLICK HERE to see the FIT file that was uploaded to RWGPS. Key stats:

DISTANCE: 7.9 mi
TIME: 30:03
AVG SPEED: 16.0
AVG WATTS: 144
AVG CADENCE: 86 rpm

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Indoor Training Ride – Cinelli

Indoor Training Ride – Cinelli

Tonight was my first indoor training ride in I don’t know how long. It lasted 30 minutes. I used to do them back before my Garmin Forerunner watch broke. That’s because I could use that Garmin device along with a Powertap rear hub power meter to track my cadence, mileage, and power during my ride session before uploading to RWGPS to keep track of my training. But then the device broke, and I never got around to replacing it. It was kinda pricey. So I was in no hurry to get another one. And I’ve been using Garmin eTrex devices for the past three years which do not recognize power meters.

Last week I purchased a Garmin Edge 130 device which does for me what the old Garmin Forerunner watch used to do. And it only cost me $150. So I got one. And now I’m all set to do some training on my indoor trainer again. CLICK HERE to see the “ride” results at RWGPS. Key stats:

DISTANCE: 7.6 mi
TIME: 30:23
AVG SPEED: 15.3 mph
AVG WATTS: 124
AVG CADENCE: 87 rpm

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Bikepacking Setup, 3-Part Video Series

Bikepacking Setup, 3-Part Video Series

CLICK HERE for Video 2, and CLICK HERE for Video 3.

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Lack of Motivation to Ride

Lack of Motivation to Ride

What is shared in this video is exactly how I’ve been feeling about riding for several months now. Interesting!

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