Archive for January 2013

Let your nose be your cycling guide

Today it was about 5 degrees celsius and I was sucking in lots of cold air with just a hin of pole cat road kill.  I say this fact with a bit of sarcasm but I sometimes like this smell.   the fact that when I ride my sense of smell gets an extra treat of being…

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Training ride

I am using Runtastic to track my riding routes and training.  My ride today is a personal best for my commute to work.  My finishing pace was above 29 KMPH which for me is amazing.  At one point on MLK I sustained a speed of 33 KMPH in my 3-8 gear.  This ride comes the day after I…

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The trainer

I decided to weigh my gear after my ride tonight. As luck would have it a co-worker gave me some pecans from his trees so I had some additional weight. Pecans 14 pounds Clothes 6 pounds Back pack 6 pounds Bike 35 pounds Burly 26 pounds Tonight I rode home with 46 pounds of extra…

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Bike commute for 20130125

Yesterday my time when I got to the intersection of MLK and Oakridge was 31 KMPH.  This intersection is my first third stoplight on my bike commute.  I consider this the official end of my bike commute that is unobstructed by stopping for cross traffic.  Today I approached the intersection with an average speed of 27.2 KMPH, but today i…

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What fuels the Cycle Thunder?

This is my Green Star Twin Gear Juicer. The green juice in my insulated water bottle. This juice was collard greens, carrots and apples. Whey Powder from Whole Foods with no junk. Bewer’s yeast, but not the kind with the nice flakes This year I purchased a Green Star juice extractor.  there are a lot of juicers…

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My First Double Metric Century

Today I rode my bike 225 KM and I averaged 26.6 KM per hour.  I started my ride at 9 AM and I finished at 7:50 PM.  I finished with more energy than previous 80-100 KM rides.  This is the longest ride that I have ever done on a bike all by myself.  I have…

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Bring on the Cold

Today it was really cold. This morning when I started to ride to work it was 4 degrees C. In the afternoon it was 13 degrees C. Yesterday evening when I rode home it was 18 degrees C. This wacky range of temperature makes it difficult to figure out what to wear when bike commuting…

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