Flat Irons and Baseline Reservoir. Too bad the powerlines are messing up the photo.
This guy made me so mad. In my head, “Wow! Good job! You are in your drops going as hard as you can, trying to hammer me when I’m just trying to enjoy my morning in zone 2. Oh great, you’re blowing up.” so I was catching right back up to him and was sitting up with no hands on the bars putting something in my pocket, and he looks back, gets all crazy and tries to start hammering again. Seriously….
I guess flat road riding can be nice sometimes… coach makes me do this stuff… if it were up to me, I’d be riding uphill every single ride. Good thing he is keeping me in check from causing more damage to myself.
Water. I need to go to Boulder Res and swim.
I have been looking ALL OVER for a cone filter and I finally found one. I love coffee made this way b/c coffee pots don’t get the water hot enough and then it tastes funky. I was very excited to drink some Sumatra today. mmmm hmmmm. 🙂 This will help my bank account. lattes are too damn expensive. I need a coffee shop sponsor…..
You mentioned Zone 2. What gear & cadence are you pushing on flat ground when riding in zone 2? (A question from an amateur–like the idiot you saw on the hill, but I would have stopped to say hello.)
Hi Rodney! There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with being an amateur or riding in civilian clothes…that is what I look like riding to work every day (with an Ergon BD2 pack of course…) I just get mad when people try to race me. Anyway! Zone 2. I like to have a cadence of around 90 for zone 2. Everyone’s power varies, and it can even vary day to day if you are tired. Your HR zones are based on your lactate threshold and your max HR. Zone 2 for me is 125-140 BPM, but it varies with each person.
Here are some very basic guidelines: http://www.performancetrainingsystems.com/newstips/tips_zone_finder.html
If you want to get more scientific about training, I would highly recommend getting some lab testing to find out exactly where your LT is. Mine was 13 beats lower than I thought it was!!
I hate that as well, all though it usually happens to me riding around the park on a specific training ride, and some dude wants to suck my wheel, it’s infuriating!
I’m telling you. Crop dusting skills. Mad crop dusting skills. 🙂 http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=crop%20dusting
God, guys like that are a classic – I love how you sat up when you came up behind him. I had a guy on a time trial bike do that to me once – and they always look behind themselves. I ‘coughed’ after he had blown, he looked behind and took the next right turn.
Hope your training is going well!
Way to hammer the poor dope riding with a backpack. How very pro of you…
Ummm… my point is that he was trying to hammer me… I was riding SLOW