Tuesday Night Ride

Just a casual ride with Sharon, Karl, and Mark. This was the first ride outside of my hallway for my new Zip007 carbon bike.

Initial test included some hops to make sure it was solid. It is, but I’m still uncertain. It’s definitely more flexy than any bike I’ve ridden, but only in a twisting angle along the axis from from the rear dropout to the top of the head tube. It handles power nicely, and feels like riding from a mattress.

You know the feeling when you hit something (ball, tree, whatever) with an aluminum bat? That spike of hit, and the vibration that continues… well, that is all gone. There’s still the feeling of the road, and bumps, etc. It’s just that none of that echoes/resonates in the frame. You feel it once, the first time, without the sharp parts.

Acceleration is quick. No creaks, which means good assembly and not TOO wispy. I can compress the center of the top tube with my hand, if I lean down on it. So I figure a crash would shatter this thing.

It’s really light. I didn’t think it would matter much, but it does. I named it “Carbon” on all of my apps/devices, but Erica and I decided it should be named “Snappy”.

It’s VERY responsive, and handles turns better than any of my other bikes have. It’ll take me a few hundred miles to really settle into it, but I have the jist of it after 20ish last night.

I *do* have a huge stack on the steerer tube, which looks way dorky, but I’m very tall. It’s comfy, so I may just leave it as is. We’ll see what my actual performance looks like after a few rides, but I’m most likely using this bike for HH100. That MIGHT be because I left both of my other bikes unrideable. *oops*

28.0mi Distance
1:59:23 Moving Time
1,043ft Elevation (?)
43 Suffer Score

197W Weighted Avg Power
1,035kJ Total Work
129 Training Load
76% Intensity

Heart Rate Analysis
Z1 Endurance < 106 36:03 30% Z2 Moderate 106 - 141 1:14:45 63% Z3 Tempo 141 - 158 8:35 7% Z4 Threshold 158 - 175 0s 0% Z5 Anaerobic > 175 0s 0%

Zone Distribution
Z1 Active Recovery 1 – 142 W 1:05:13 55%
Z2 Endurance 143 – 194 W 14:31 12%
Z3 Tempo 195 – 233 W 10:10 9%
Z4 Threshold 234 – 271 W 7:12 6%
Z5 VO2Max 272 – 310 W 4:53 4%
Z6 Anaerobic 311 – 388 W 6:36 6%
Z7 Neuromuscular 389+ W 10:12 9%

Distance: 27.96 mi
Time: 1:58:27
Avg Speed: 14.2 mph
Elevation Gain: 1,043 ft
Calories: 1,023 C
Avg Temperature: 91.0 °F
Time: 1:58:27
Moving Time: 1:57:59
Elapsed Time: 3:18:06
Avg Speed: 14.2 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 14.2 mph
Max Speed: 34.0 mph
Elevation Gain: 1,043 ft
Elevation Loss: 1,076 ft
Min Elevation: 539 ft
Max Elevation: 662 ft
Heart Rate
Avg HR: 114 bpm
Max HR: 155 bpm
Avg Power: 155 W
Max Power: 1,042 W
Max Avg Power (20 min): 180 W
Normalized Power (NP): 237 W
Intensity Factor (IF): 0.879
Training Stress Score (TSS): 151.5
FTP Setting: 269 W
Work: 1,096 kJ
Avg Bike Cadence: 68 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 110 rpm
Avg Temperature: 91.0 °F
Min Temperature: 82.4 °F
Max Temperature: 100.4 °F
Split Time Distance Avg Speed
Summary 1:58:27.2 27.96 14.2
1 16:23.0 3.50 12.8
2 12:56.6 3.50 16.2
3 12:09.4 3.50 17.3
4 14:03.7 3.50 14.9
5 14:41.8 3.50 14.3
6 15:33.0 3.50 13.5
7 14:56.3 3.50 14.1
8 17:43.5 3.46 11.7
Temperature: 91°
Feels like: 91°
Wind: 15 mph N
Humidity: 30%
Source: KDFW
Additional Information
Device: Garmin Edge 500,
Elevation Corrections: Disabled
Power Average Calculations: Use Zeros
Summary Data: Original

2013-09-18 TXFlyers Social

Wednesday night TX Flyers social ride. Huffing and puffing… drenched in sweat. Couldn’t keep up with the front group, but wasn’t the very last person on the ride either. Met several people who were nice and had good conversations, but as usual, my name retention will fail me.

Still having issues with max cadence, even when I use the FIT Fix tool. I’m retraining myself to rest left foot forward, so I only had 2 ridiculous spikes this time. I have the GPS set to warn me if my cadence is over 150rpm also, which helps retrain.

Distance: 19.87 mi
Calories: 1,260 C

Time: 1:15:39
Moving Time: 1:15:05
Elapsed Time: 1:38:18

Avg Speed: 15.8 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 15.9 mph
Max Speed: 31.3 mph

Avg Pace: 3:48 min/mi
Avg Moving Pace: 3:47 min/mi
Best Pace: 1:55 min/mi

Elevation Gain: 755 ft
Elevation Loss: 745 ft
Min Elevation: 623 ft
Max Elevation: 734 ft

Avg HR: 152 bpm
Max HR: 183 bpm
Avg HR: 82 % of Max
Max HR: 99 % of Max
Avg HR: 3.4 z
Max HR: 5.8 z

Avg Power: 155 W
Max Power: 905 W
Max Avg Power (20 min): 183 W

Avg Bike Cadence: 76 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 135 rpm

Avg Temperature: 95.8 °F
Min Temperature: 86.0 °F
Max Temperature: 100.4 °F


2013-08-01 Flower Mound Bike Ride

Had a stack of conference calls to make, so my ride was short. Mostly caught up on sleep, but not quite. I pushed fairly hard on this, which is reflected in my average speed of 11.5mph. LOTS of sweat, but it seemed like a fairly relaxing ride. My knees are starting to adapt, and are pretty happy with me, though I’ve been hitting Naproxen intermittently for the spine while I work out my off-day stretching routine. Hydration pack has turned leaky, so trying to get warranty service. Any recommendations on brands for a backup 2-3L pack would be appreciated.

Distance: 16.49 mi
Time: 1:26:01
Moving Time: 1:24:36
Elapsed Time: 1:26:04
Avg Speed: 11.5 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 11.7 mph
Max Speed: 23.4 mph
Elevation Gain: 659 ft
Calories: 1,196 C