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What a difference a day makes

by on March 29, 2011

This Ride: 21.9 miles
Month: 526.6 miles
2011: 1,457.9 miles
Total since 1/1/2010: 7,577.6 miles

Same average heart rate as yesterday. A little quicker average speed.  About the same temperatures.  Perceived effort was much less.  What a difference a day makes.

Six of us were out again with what seemed like a slower pace and identical temperatures to yesterday.  We pushed off from the Rusty Bridge just a little later than usual, and spun through the usual route without Dan, who had alerted us he would not be riding this morning.  There was a good deal of conversation about the upcoming “Horsing Around Sugarloaf” ride this coming Saturday, especially the weather forecast which has swung from a predicted high of 66 down to low 50’s.  A good stiff breeze is also forecast, so it will be another chilly ride.  All too soon I hope to be complaining about the heat.

Clint was out and described some of last weekend’s ride.  Nearly 60 riders participated.  I’m disappointed Clint will be missing some rides in the next two weeks due to work and family obligations.

We also discussed the problems with Garmin Connect.  Uploading to Garmin Connect is very inconsistent, and fails more often than not.  I have an email into Garmin about the problems.  Another GPS mapping program that is intriguing is Ride With GPS.   I like some of the ways they format the ride map, and some of the metrics they pull from the Garmin device.

I’m now 23.4 miles from my month’s goal distance of 550 miles with two days to ride (and sketchy weather forecast).  One more good day and I’ve got the miles.  Next month’s goal is 650 miles.

Ride With GPS screen shot

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