We started with the CCC president as ride leader. At the freeway, the front group split off and took the hill if doom, I think on Northgate westbound from Rochelle.
The pseudo leader (from slot 2-right) is one of the faster riders who often goes with the intermediates. I haven’t picked up her name yet, but she had been testing out her aerobars from the back until she realized the front group didn’t know where to go. :)
At another light, I ended up in front and launched… Oops. it was fun for me, but I got to the stop sign on the other side of the bridge and I think everyone was in WTF mode.
The last part of the ride was a hard push for the end. There were 3 in front of me, and 3 behind. In the final push, there is a 2″ gap about 50-100 feet long on Kinwest between Royal and Regent, eastbound, between the left 2 lanes. One of the front guys changed lanes into the gap, wedged, and planted. He was okay, but his front rim is out of true now.
I need to call Irving about that, and about the large array of cracks along Lake Carolyn between O’Connor and California Crossing.
Also, after adding the HR sensor, and swapping the crank magnet for my cadence sensor, my Edge 500 would pause and unpause throughout the ride. I ultimately had to turn off autopause because of this. I need to look further into that as well.
Lastly, I see a baro drift in this ride (high pressure system coming in). I need to dig up survey info and set some GPS waypoints along this route to help keep things accurate. I went ahead and updated the Garmin Connect ride with their survey information.
The auto-pause is a known issue. Need to tinker with the speed sensor arm and spoke magnet alignment. I let it auto-calculate the wheel diameter, which I probably should replace with a manual rollout, considering the spoke magnet was flaky.
Cadence spike is known issue, but probably is just the left heel back still. I replaced the cadence sensor magnet with a 1/2 x 1/4 round N48 (vs N35) magnet stuck to the pedal axle. This is great, and I actually had to move the sensor so this magnet didn’t trigger the speed sensor.
The more powerful magnet helps, because the reed switch stays activated through most of my parked feet, rather than re-triggering a bunch of times. Not perfect, but better. Also, it doesn’t move around, nor rely on a zip-strip.
The cadence spike is a calculation defect in the FIT file conversion. The Fit File Repair Tool allows viewing CSV dump, and picking the proper max cadence, then editing the final “max cadence” to be accurate. Seems kludgey though.
Distance: 23.25 mi
Calories: 1,414 C
Moving Time: 1:36:36
Elapsed Time: 2:16:11
Avg Speed: 13.3 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 14.4 mph
Max Speed: 33.5 mph
Elevation Gain: 927 ft
Elevation Loss: 927 ft
Min Elevation: 411 ft
Max Elevation: 577 ft
Avg HR: 138 bpm
Max HR: 181 bpm
Avg Power: 135 W
Max Power: 1,192 W
Max Avg Power (20 min): 160 W
Avg Bike Cadence: 74 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 150 rpm
Avg Temperature: 96.5 °F
Min Temperature: 93.2 °F
Max Temperature: 100.4 °F