RUSA Ride #11: 100k

RUSA Ride #11: 100k

The weather forecast for today was for some warm weather. Really warm for February in NJ. It was a little damp and cool when I departed from home around 10. But I didn’t need any gloves, and I was wearing summer cycling shoes and cotton socks. Still on the Felt CX bike. And still staying in the little chainring.

As I pulled out of the first controle (7-Eleven on Nassau St in Princeton) I said to myself that I wasn’t really up for today’s ride. I’d had a full workout at the pool this morning, and my legs were heavy from the hills I did yesterday. Not to mention the 65 miles of bike riding. So today was going to be a recovery ride, or maybe just junk miles.

The first half of the ride was pretty easy. Had a nice tailwind for much of it. And since I wasn’t pushing I actually only had to pedal half the ride – the return trip. That when it warmed up. Got all the way up to 65 or so. Maybe a little higher? But it didn’t hit 70. That’s what’s supposed to happen tomorrow while I’m serving jury duty.

Click on the map below to see the results of my ride. Kind of quick for a recovery ride.

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RUSA Ride #10: 100k

RUSA Ride #10: 100k

Went to the pool this morning as usual. Didn’t do a particularly long workout since I intended to go for a RUSA ride later in the morning. The high temp for the day was supposed to get up into the 50s. Never saw it. And never saw the sun. And I even got sprinkled on a little. But not enough to really call a rain.

I did the route I’ve named “Fun Trek to Nowhere.” It’s probably my hilliest 100k route that I’ve gotten approved by RUSA to date. I don’t have a problem with it. But I’m not thrilled riding it. It’s just a ride to do. I got it done in a reasonable time. And when I got home and uploaded the GPS file to Garmin Connect I noticed that Gil Lebron snuck in a 400k ride over the weekend in NC. Apparently he’s on a mission to rack up the miles this year. He must be planning to do the NC Rando 1200 in May? Just a guess on my part.

Click on the map below to see my ride results at Garmin Connect.

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Train on Hills

Train on Hills

Just do it!

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RUSA Ride #9: 100 miles

RUSA Ride #9: 100 miles

Before I went to bed last night I looked at the weather forecast for today. Not too much sun expected. But the temp was supposed to get up to 60 or so. I wasn’t really thinking about going for another ride the next day after doing a 100k. Just couldn’t pass it up. Not sure if today’s ride counts as “junk miles” or stored body fat burn exercise or what. But it worked out OK.

I forgot to set the Garmin Device to record the ride when I started. At about mile 3.5 I pulled over to the side of the rode and checked the device. It wasn’t recording. So I did a little loop off-course at New Hope and then did a few extra miles at Easton to get back the 3.5 miles I failed to record even though I had ridden them.

Click on the map below to see the ride results at Garmin Connect.

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Slow Jogging

Slow Jogging

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This is Cycling

This is Cycling

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Tips for Upping Average Speed

Tips for Upping Average Speed

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