Road cycle (Bacchetta ) 45:48 21.42 km (2:08 / km) +216m2:02 / km ahr:153 max:162 shoes: Specialized Comp mountain
I took a bit of time while Mrs and J were out to log some intensity 5 time. There were a lot of cars on the street, but most of them weren’t moving so I was able to maintain a decent pace. My heart reached its steady state mid way through the second interval. In the third interval the little neighbourhood kids decided to join me on their bikes so I eased off when they got in range.
Mrs’ Camry came home near the 20km make so I finished that interval and took a couple of cool down laps to see how well my heart would recover. I might not be as far out of shape as I suspected.
Road cycle (Greenspeed ) 1:06:48 21.39 km (3:07 / km) +96m3:03 / km ahr:132 max:166 shoes: Specialized SWorks road
Cool, damp, windy outing before going to collect J for the long weekend. Parking suggested many people took the day off - most of them seemed to be driving around town so I avoided all roads.
The trike is running well, but must have known I visited ‘Bent yesterday because it threw my emergency Cliff Bloks on the trail twice in the first 5 km. I also had a pause to adjust the mirror - the driveway setting wasn’t quite the rear visibility I really want. And I need to remember to mount the big taillight.
I was surprised to see these shoes have almost 11 thousand kilometres on them. It suggests that the shoes I had before recording this stuff might have had more use than I estimated. It might be time to start looking for new road shoes since these are the last I have in service.
Strange corporate group at Habitat today. A few no shows so I expected to be working alone and set up my space for that. Then at the last minute I got 3 helpers.
One said he couldn’t do anything with his arms. I wondered what he expected to contribute at a build site. He disappeared in the first half hour. A woman from another group left after an hour.
Another of my helpers said he couldn’t reach above his head or use his left arm. I got him to measure and score drywall. He also hammered a few nails and disappeared when lunch arrived.
My third helper was filling her summer after a university term and was good, until she hammered her hand. I didn’t learn this until she had been missing for 45 minutes. After getting some ice, she came back to provide moral support while I worked alone, then put away a few tools and left early.
Translation of my bike names: Big Unit: 29er mountain style 1 speed, usually set with free wheel hub because gearing is to small for my legs to keep up on down hills.
Goldie: gold fixie built on a KHS frame.
Greenspeed: X5 steers like a go cart and is the most fun you can have on a pushie. It is a bit to short to be road safe.
Smokie: Specialized road bike: S Works SL2, full dura ace, Zipp 404
Stumpjumper: what the name says, S Works version
Cross Bike: This is a Wilier Cross bike my wife bought me as a spare. I run it with knobby tires and egg beaters in winter and for summer switch it to road tires and speedplay zeros. It has a less aggressibe setup than Smokie.
Vinnie: mid 80s mountain bike. No suspension. Mostly original parts, though I changed the bottom bracket and replaced the pedals that had smashed into too many rocks and curbs. I use this as a dirty bike - bad weather, rides the roof of the car to far away places and generally gets all manner of abuse.
I'm not currently using any of my other bikes for training. I have a write up comparing these, a BikeE and a Bachetta that you can read using the link below. The Bikes Long Version