I am a meat popsicle
- Sep 18, 2001
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I think a few years ago I would have scoffed at the notion of my reading one of those, but I watched a batch of spaghetti westerns a while back and my perspective changed: there can be a noirish quality to the setting.https://sites.google.com/site/bristolfolk/westerns-and-adventure?authuser=0
Oddly they are comming back.
What's a power meter? I bet Techy would like one. Is it like a Bullworker?Feeling chuffed today. Went out on the bike this morning with the intention of riding local hills but pouring rain made me change my plans (descending in driving rain in traffic is no fun), so I decided to see if I could beat my recent best time for 40km/25 miles, which was an hour 42 or so. My best-ever time dates back to the 1990s and I'm unlikely to get near one hour, eight minutes again but did manage 01:31:21. This means I should be able to get under 90 minutes, as I had two stops at traffic lights and one lengthy one at a junction, and I didn't turn myself inside out to achieve it. A bit less weight and more training and I'll then aim for an hour 25...
The poor weather meant the Bristol-Bath bike path was virtually empty and I did the return leg with a westerly tailwind that allowed me to ride at around 32kph/20mph, making up for the headwind going out.
When I used to do 10 mile time trials in the 90s I would aim to ride at a heart rate of around 178 – my maximum was then 199, my resting rate below 50 when I was at my fittest. I deliberately haven't worn a heart rate monitor for years but may start again soon. Really serious riders use power meters, and I may go down that route too – but not yet!