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

2014-06-17 Ladies’ Ride


Sharon invited Karl, Mark and I to join the Ladies’ ride tonight. I wasn’t sure why at first. Then, the starting group was only 4 ladies and 3 guys, vs 10 last week. I thought maybe it was to fill the ranks. However, it was a pretty hard push. 15mph is not my peak effort, but more than I hoped for a recovery ride. Mark and Amanda bailed at the stop (Lewisville Theatre / art museum). I think maybe she invited us as much for personal competition/drive as anything else.

Anyway, the music was mediocre, but entertaining anyway. I had a couple snow cones, a footlong, water, diet coke, and 1.5 bottles of Cytomax Orange. Some gabbing about bike-tech, phone tech, and SharonMPH (in retrospect, it’s 15% higher than statute MPH). Amanda’s tickled by a lot of my normal, dorky comments, so that makes me happy. (One less groan!) It was funny seeing Kathy, Carol, Sharon and Amanda all doing the WOOT WOOT raver girl sound during one of the songs.

I enjoyed it, but I think the inherent competition (ie have to keep up!) of us guys on the ride defeats the purpose of a ladies’ recovery ride. If we ride faster and keep up, then Sharon rides even faster. We have more testosterone, so we build muscle faster, etc. Having one lady bail and 2 falling off the back when there’s Sharon and 2 guys up front probably isn’t friendly/fun for the non-competitive riders.

Inviting us along implies to me that maybe she’s getting restless with the ladies’ ride. She’s always competing against herself, and pushing to ride faster. She’s got a lot of miles already in her legs, so her ramp-up is equal to someone 20 years younger. I worry that she’ll either drive off the beginner ladies, or bail on the concept of a ladies-only ride within a couple months. HH100 is coming up, you know.

This is just my speculation. I read a lot into things, and despite my portrayal, I really do NOT know everything.

77.5 Rider’s Height (inches)
38.7 Rider’s Age (years)
28.1 Cyclist’s Body Fat (Percent)
264 Cyclist’s Weight (lbs), dressed
32 Bike’s Weight (lbs), with water and tools
15 Average Speed (mph) (add 43% of wind speed here for a SWAG)
16 Wind Speed (mph). Excludes gusts.
20 Miles Traveled
899 Total Ascent
1.333 Hours (calculated)
1925 Food Energy in kCalories ( Net work 457.1 kCal or 0.5316 KWH or 1813 BTU )
398.8 Average Watts

Distance: 19.95 mi
Calories: 1,925 C

Time: 1:18:52
Moving Time: 1:18:28
Elapsed Time: 2:22:20

Avg Speed: 15.2 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 15.3 mph
Max Speed: 30.7 mph

Elevation Gain: 899 ft
Elevation Loss: 899 ft
Min Elevation: 562 ft
Max Elevation: 716 ft

Avg HR: 142 bpm
Max HR: 171 bpm

Avg Power: 399 W
Max Power: 1,300 W
Max Avg Power (20 min): 472 W

Avg Bike Cadence: 77 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 113 rpm

Avg Temperature: 95.1 °F
Min Temperature: 84.2 °F
Max Temperature: 100.4 °F


2014-04-19 Campion Granada

North Campion Trail from Valley Ranch to Las Colinas for lunch at Granada Market (Mediterranean food).

Karl and I played off each-other for a burst of 18-22mph. It was a good challenge.

No edits. I’m tired and lazy. Temps are 10F high, and power isn’t calculated.

Garmin Summary
Distance: 15.82 mi
Time: 1:05:56
Avg Speed: 14.4 mph
Elevation Gain: 344 ft
Calories: 1,107 C
Avg Temperature: 83.8 °F
Time: 1:05:56
Moving Time: 1:05:40
Elapsed Time: 2:35:07
Avg Speed: 14.4 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 14.5 mph
Max Speed: 25.9 mph
Elevation Gain: 344 ft
Elevation Loss: 335 ft
Min Elevation: 190 ft
Max Elevation: 243 ft
Heart Rate
Avg HR: 157 bpm
Max HR: 184 bpm
Zones% of Maxbpm
Avg Bike Cadence: 79 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 190 rpm
Avg Temperature: 83.8 °F
Min Temperature: 80.6 °F
Max Temperature: 89.6 °F

Training Peaks:
Peak Speed
2 sec 25.8 mph
5 sec 25.7 mph
10 sec 25.3 mph
12 sec 25.2 mph
20 sec 24.5 mph
30 sec 23.9 mph
1:00 min 22.2 mph
2:00 min 20.8 mph
5:00 min 19.2 mph
6:00 min 19.3 mph
10:00 min 18.7 mph
12:00 min 18.3 mph
20:00 min 16.8 mph
30:00 min 15.0 mph
01:00 hr 14.8 mph


2014-04-17 New China

This was just a quick ride on the Nashbar CX I built last year to see if being more upright would have as much effect on my back.

No edits. I’m tired and lazy. Temps are 10F high, and power isn’t calculated.

Distance: 4.04 mi
Time: 22:26
Avg Speed: 10.8 mph
Elevation Gain: 167 ft
Calories: 206 C
Avg Temperature: 72.6 °F
Time: 22:26
Moving Time: 22:15
Elapsed Time: 1:23:24
Avg Speed: 10.8 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 10.9 mph
Max Speed: 24.7 mph
Elevation Gain: 167 ft
Elevation Loss: 164 ft
Min Elevation: 565 ft
Max Elevation: 612 ft
Heart Rate
Avg HR: 124 bpm
Max HR: 164 bpm
Zones% of Maxbpm
Avg Bike Cadence: 69 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 92 rpm
Avg Temperature: 72.6 °F
Min Temperature: 66.2 °F
Max Temperature: 84.2 °F


2014-03-07 Coppell and Lewisville Ride

Was supposed to ride with Mike out in Justin, but I messed up my schedule (sleep deprivation) and he had a cut-off of 2pm (start at noon or earlier). I barely made it to a 3pm roll near my house. I feel bad about it, but I’m such a zombie that is was probably for the best.

I only had 4 hours sleep and 700 calories today including the ride fuel for this ride. I’m still not hungry, which probably has to do with having between 250 and 360mg of caffeine today.

This ride started into a monster headwind. The new wheels on my bike helped some because they flex less. Also, I re-centered my brakes, which made a huge difference. I didn’t realize how much they were dragging.

I have no idea how the watts is doing. It may be time to buy a power meter and expensive cranks just because.

Distance: 23.61 mi
Calories: 1,675 C

Time: 1:44:07
Moving Time: 1:42:28
Elapsed Time: 2:20:24

Avg Speed: 13.6 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 13.8 mph
Max Speed: 28.3 mph

Elevation Gain: 600 ft
Elevation Loss: 600 ft
Min Elevation: 562 ft
Max Elevation: 720 ft

Avg HR: 141 bpm
Max HR: 175 bpm

Avg Power: 441 W
Max Power: 1,283 W
Max Avg Power (20 min): 538 W

Avg Bike Cadence: 80 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 123 rpm

Avg Temperature: 64.2 °F
Min Temperature: 61.6 °F
Max Temperature: 74.2 °F


2014-03-05 12:00 Lunch Ride

New China lunch ride with Mark.

Distance: 4.97 mi
Calories: 234 C

Time: 25:50
Moving Time: 25:25
Elapsed Time: 2:03:36

Avg Speed: 11.5 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 11.7 mph
Max Speed: 26.0 mph

Elevation Gain: 177 ft
Elevation Loss: 154 ft
Min Elevation: 558 ft
Max Elevation: 626 ft

Avg HR: 119 bpm
Max HR: 167 bpm
Zones% of Maxbpm

Avg Power: 195 W
Max Power: 1,135 W
Max Avg Power (20 min): 195 W

Avg Bike Cadence: 57 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 111 rpm

Avg Temperature: 55.9 °F
Min Temperature: 49.0 °F
Max Temperature: 74.2 °F


Sleepy Lunch Ride

No adjustments to data, so power is missing, temp is wrong, and there’s no way my candence reached 216 rpm.

Distance: 3.97 mi
Time: 20:31
Avg Speed: 11.6 mph
Elevation Gain: 180 ft
Calories: 264 C
Avg Temperature: 76.4 °F
Time: 20:31
Moving Time: 20:02
Elapsed Time: 1:13:43
Avg Speed: 11.6 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 11.9 mph
Max Speed: 21.0 mph
Elevation Gain: 180 ft
Elevation Loss: 144 ft
Min Elevation: 573 ft
Max Elevation: 648 ft
Heart Rate
Avg HR: 134 bpm
Max HR: 169 bpm
Zones% of Maxbpm
Avg Bike Cadence: 61 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 216 rpm
Avg Temperature: 76.4 °F
Min Temperature: 71.6 °F
Max Temperature: 87.8 °F


2014-02-15 Aubrey Lunch Ride

2014-02-15 Aubrey Lunch Ride
Long weekend lunch ride with multiple pickup/drop-off groups. Strong wind from the south. Temps were great. Company was great.

Bikes lined up: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151947314403017
Group Photo: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151947284273017
Free Cake for first-timers: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153802768955627
Another Group Photo: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153802837330627

Distance: 58.97 mi
Calories: 3,449 C

Time: 4:17:07
Moving Time: 4:13:47
Elapsed Time: 6:59:25

Avg Speed: 13.8 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 13.9 mph
Max Speed: 32.3 mph

Elevation Gain: 1,916 ft
Elevation Loss: 1,900 ft
Min Elevation: 550 ft
Max Elevation: 763 ft

Avg HR: 148 bpm
Max HR: 185 bpm

Avg Power: 214 W
Max Power: 1,299 W
Max Avg Power (20 min): 306 W

Avg Bike Cadence: 77 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 122 rpm

Avg Temperature: 60.4 °F
Min Temperature: 49.0 °F
Max Temperature: 74.2 °F