Tuesday, June 19, 2012
I took the long way home tonight, around Alki. In the process, according to Endomondo, a gps/cell phone app, I rode 3 miles in under 10 min. (9:56). This is comparable to a personal 3 mile time trial I did back in 2006 - http://briansbicyclebanter.blogspot.com/2006/08/training.html. Time then was 9:04 but there are some exceptions. Back then I stripped the bike down to bare min for weight, put on my spandex junk to reduce drag and I was actually trying for time. Tonight I was just having fun, riding fast, on the way home from work. The bike is heavier then the previous one and it was fully loaded with the front/back racks, frame pump, tools, bags, fenders and lights.
Monday, June 11, 2012
First 40 mile ride in at least a year. See it here. Rode over Fremont bridge and up Burke-Gilman to Bothel. Came back about 17:00. Lots of bike commuters out. Lots. I figured I need to get in about 400 more miles to keep my 3000 mile a year average and I need to do it by July 15th. The 50 or so miles I log to work each week wasn't going to cut it by then.