Friday, January 29, 2010

ROTD (Ride of the Day)

Today's ride, done with the heartrate monitor for comparison to yesterdays. From home, to Jacobsen, Alki, California, back home.
  • 417 feet of elevation gain
  • 8.41 miles
  • Max 29 mph
  • Time 49:24
  • Average 10.2 (leisurely ride)
  • Odo 9418.9
  • 442 calories, 55% from fat
  • Max heart rate 160, 86%
  • Average 107, 58%

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ride of the day

A friend, Ryan, is Tucson has been doing these daily rides on his carbon fiber excuse for a bike. His latest average was over 16mph. I looked at his route and created my own. Sort of similar. Here's the stats.

The route - There was about 922 feet of elevation gain.

From the heart rate monitor -
  • 1263 Calories burned, 30% from fat
  • Max heart rate, 173, 94% of max.
  • Average heart rate, 156, 84% of max.
From the bike computer -
  • Time - 1:08:48
  • Average speed - 17.3 mph. Was 18.4 until I went up the hill.
  • Max. speed - 31 mph
  • Distance - 19.97 miles
  • Odo - 9410.5
The temperature was about 50 F. There was no wind. Light overcast. I took all bags, lights and tool kits off Musette giving her a total weight of 32 pounds. I wore my 6 Tage jersey, tights, bike shorts, Under Armour and a thermal top. Felt good for the whole ride.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ride of the day

Today's ride around West Seattle with Tim -

Max - 32.5 mph
Time - 2:45:38
Average - 9 mph
Distance - 25.16 miles
Odo - 9390.5
Elevation Gain - 1768 feet

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


9360 miles now. Getting closer to 10,000. Still have until February/March.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Balloon Delivery

I brought some balloons home from work for Christine. I'd been talking about doing this for years. This was a blast. People all the way were cheering and taking my photo. At about 7 miles per hour the balloons level out behind you. They have a lot of drag. The fastest I traveled was 16mph down the other side of the West Seattle Bridge. I would totally do this again.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Blog Hits

Before I privatized my bike blog I was averaging 10-15 hits a day with just over 17200 hits total over the last few years. A little over 600 visits a month.

Also, since I'm not necessarily posting information for other people I deleted many posts.

Saturday, January 09, 2010


I've been turning over the thought in my mind of changing the privacy settings on the blog so only people I choose may view it. Thus my blog will be more for family/friends and become more of a journal/log about my rides, etc. Many posts I will probably delete completely. Reasons for this? Well everyone in the world who stumbles across here doesn't need to know my business and I've come to the conclusion that this is never really going to be a that great a resource for cyclists. They could find the information elsewhere.