Morning Stats

Distance: 5.90 miles
Time: 00:25:00
Terrain: Road: Rolling
Bike: Specialized Allez Road
Club: 2010 TerraTrike Car-Free Challenge
Weather Conditions: 73F, sunny, slightly moist. Chipmunk index of 1.

Morning Ride

I made kind of crap time getting in, but I was riding right after eating a big breakfast of a veggie omelet with feta, 2 pieces of toast and 2 cups of orange juice.  Not exactly your typical pre-performce power-up.  But it was prepared by the lovely Sharry Revillini, a chef of limitless talent and lucky for me, my wife.  I also got up late so I had to keep the ride short. Bummer – I felt like doing the 16 mile ride.

Incidentally, I’m still on the same tank of gas that I had on May 15, and that’s not even the day I filled up … I think I’d filled up like 5 days prior.

WOW!  DAY 20 in the contest!

Evening Stats

Distance: 5.90 miles
Time: 00:35:00
Terrain: Road: Flat
Bike: Specialized Allez Road
Club: 2010 TerraTrike Car-Free Challenge
Weather Conditions: 5:30p – 75F, sunny, humid. Squipmunk index of 1.

Evening Ride

This evening I didn’t push hard, I just tried to work on technique and let the crank spin freely.  My feet want to point at 45 degrees toward the ground all the time.  This works certain muscles and doesn’t make the most efficient use of each turn, because it puts the most pressure on the downstroke.  Ideally, I should make 75 – 85% of each turn on each side a working motion.  The only time when it’s acceptable to have very little energy is transfered into moving the bike forward is just before it begins the next cycle from the top.  By the way, don’t take my word for science.  I’m just putting into my own words what I think I’ve heard from other cyclists.

Day 20 is done, man.  I hope I can wake early enough tomorrow to ride the whole way to work.  It’s the BAYYYST!

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