2014-08-09 DFW Ride Leaderless #2

SUMMARY: Becky borrowed Theresa’s spare helmet due to forgetting hers. Three of us were late. Karl met everyone on Ripy. Ben and I missed both the start and the late-roll times. Ben dropped after 18 miles of catch-up speed. The group lagged where possible, and despite me missing a turn, I joined the group at the Airfield DR bus-stop.

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Steve helped with routing/navigating because I had no real clue. We dropped Becky off at Corporate and FM2499. We met Mark’s group at the end of Enzo’s, and refilled fluids/foods.

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At Briarhill and FM407, I got a flat. Rather than hold everyone up EVEN MORE, I suggested they roll on. I was only a mile from home anyway. As they rolled, I found out they were going to TCBY, but I still headed home anyway. I was totally beat.

My split averages don’t seem that fast, but I had a lot of high speed during the chase. Also, the heat was really kicking my butt. Hard to keep enough salt. I was dizzy at the bus stop, and even after a pause, I never really caught a second wind.

I learned that if I offer a suggested route, that makes me the de-facto route master. I’m *not* a good navigator, mostly because I just don’t have the miles to have all of these places memorized.

52.5mi Distance
3:31:37 Moving Time
1,686ft Elevation (?)
225 Extreme Suffer Score
200W Weighted Avg Power
2,109kJ Total Work
237 Training Load
77% Intensity
Personal Records
City Trail Briarhill to 2499 (#13) – 2:31 – 20.2m/h (29.5 max) – 279W (max 674)
Grapevine Dam “DAMN” (#514) – 7:17 – 17.4m/h (27.5m/h max) – 247W ***
Dam South (#479) – 8:56 – 17.7m/h (27.5 max), 255W (774 max) ***
Texan Train Sprint to Shell Station (#203) – 16.2m/h (19.7 max) – 139W (429 max) ***
West DFW sprint (#294) – 19.3m/h (25.5 max) – 183W (607 max) ###
161 FR – Beltline to railroad overpass (#93) – 32.5m/h (38.5 max) – 175W (1082 max) $$$
*** I delayed on these for following rider(s)
### I was depleted here and having trouble
$$$ Karl got over 40mph here. Impressive!

Another interesting record, my 3rd best on this segment, “161 Toll Booth Sprint”. I averaged 25.2, peaked at 38mph, but I averaged 30 watts. Can we say downhill? :) This was only #168. #1 is 38.9mph. My current cassette stops at 12T on 50T front. My 9-speed is now 11T on 53T, but no power meter. We’ll see what I do there, but probably I’ll move my PM cranks over to the 9-speed until I can convert it to 10-speed.

Distance: 52.46 mi
Time: 3:28:01
Avg Speed: 15.1 mph
Elevation Gain: 1,686 ft
Calories: 3,182 C
Avg Temperature: 97.8 °F
Time: 3:28:01
Moving Time: 3:26:39
Elapsed Time: 5:09:19
Avg Speed: 15.1 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 15.2 mph
Max Speed: 38.7 mph
Elevation Gain: 1,686 ft
Elevation Loss: 1,713 ft
Min Elevation: 431 ft
Max Elevation: 617 ft
Heart Rate
Avg HR: 154 bpm
Max HR: 182 bpm
Zones% of Maxbpm
Avg Power: 173 W
Max Power: 1,082 W
Max Avg Power (20 min): 233 W
Normalized Power (NP): 227 W
Intensity Factor (IF): 0.875
Training Stress Score (TSS): 263.7
FTP Setting: 259 W
Work: 2,144 kJ
Avg Bike Cadence: 79 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 116 rpm
Avg Temperature: 97.8 °F
Min Temperature: 86.0 °F
Max Temperature: 111.2 °F
Temperature: 82°
Feels like: 86°
Wind: 9 mph SSW
Humidity: 66%