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I don’t know why this was so hard

by on March 28, 2011

This Ride: 23.5 miles
Month: 504.7 miles
2011: 1,435.9 miles
Total since 1/1/2010: 7,555.6 miles

If cycling was always this hard, I don’t think I would be doing it for very long. There wasn’t much that was pleasant this morning.

Six riders were out in 28 degree temps.  The warmer weather is teasing us and winter has not yet lost it’s grip.  After a little grumbling about the temperatures, we pushed off for an easy Mosey Monday.  I guess it was pleasant enough until the hill at Askewton.  As usual, I dropped back.  I’m slow on the hill.  After the hill, I never really was able to catch up.  Dave stayed with me, but it was a struggle from there on.  Every stroke was an effort.  On B&A Blvd I had a quad cramp up, and it remained painful the rest of the ride.  Nothing felt mosey about this ride … except the average pace.  The effort to achieve 15.3 mph was the equivalent of a 17 mph expected average.

I did see Mike at the end of my ride as he was commuting north on the trail to work.

And so ends my first year with my Garmin Edge 500.  I first used it on March 29, 2010, and so I looked at my Garmin Connect logs for the past year.

  • 239 Activities (65% of the days or 4.5 days a week)
  • 6780 Miles
  • 423:15 Hours
  • 16 mph Average Speed
  • 135 Average Heart Rate
  • 210,833 Calories (58.5 lbs)
  • 28.37 miles Average Distance
  • 129.4 miles Maximum Distance
  • 20.8 mph Maximum Average Speed
  • 41.1 mph Maximum Speed
  • 155 Maximum Average Heart Rate

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3 Comments
  1. Dem some impressive numbers RevRider!

  2. Just one of those days, I guess. As usual, you were supurb at “showing up” and getting the miles in!

    I love my Garmin. It has been an extremely dependable, informative, and entertaining piece of gear – perhaps the best thing I’ve purchased except the bike itself. Those stats certainly are impressive. Well done!

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