Monday, August 20, 2007

Big Ride Day with JayP

My plan for this weekend called for back to back big rides as a build-up to the 24 Hours of Targhee on Sept 15-16. I was stoked when JayP accepted my invite for Saturday's "Around the Block" road ride. Riding with Jay definitely makes 108 miles go by faster...literally. Saturday was also the first real ride with the new Power Tap SL 2.4 and I was not disappointed. The thing worked perfectly even though we got rained on a little.

My average power output for nearly 6 hours was 189 watts and my average HR was 151.

I do wish that the Power Tap had an altimeter as it would be great to see the relationship between the grade and the power output.

When I could catch my breathe long enough to converse, Jay and I talked about snow biking, racing in Alaska, his race plans for 2008, and full suspension 29ers. Jay was riding really strong and I could tell he always had another gear that he never needed to use. Thanks for a great ride Jay!

I am really looking forward to the next few weeks of the season and beyond. I do need to sharpen my focus a bit this week since I am racing the E100 - 100K this Saturday. I am getting my money's worth this year because the 100K course is actually 71.5 miles so I am getting 9.5 miles for free. Ha! That must be Boris' crazy Russian math. Michelle will line up looking for revenge on the 50 mile race after missing the final cuttoff time last year. We always have a great time racing in Park City.


Geoff said...

great ride. you thinking of coming up to alaska for any of the races this winter?

Ed said...

Aaaah, squiggly lines, run away!!



Dave said...

Geoff - I am planning to race the Su100 this year! Racing to McGrath has popped into my head too but I have a lot on my plate right now so the Su100 this year and McGrath next year is my plan.

Ed - embrace the squiggles, they are our friends. :)

Lynda Wallenfels said...

Dave - for a duration like 6 hours I look at Normalized watts (Pn) more closely than average watts. Isn't Cycling Peaks great.