Archive for July, 2007

I rode a short but hilly ride today. The first major hill was a 16.5% grade and I made it with no problems. Coming back over the mountain, I made it to about a 9% grade until I had to stop. I seem to have problems when the grade gets any higher than 8%. Details from the ride are here.

Today's Ride

Comments No Comments »

A little better average today over a longer distance, but of course it’s much easier riding with a group. If you are in the McCalla Area and like to ride your bike, join us Thursdays at 6 at the Winn Dixie on Morgan Road, Exit #6 off I-459. It’s a good ride with rides for all levels of experience, and different distances as well. My ride today.

Ride 7-26-07

Comments No Comments »

A brief and quick ride today. I tried to push myself and have a 20mph average, but I just couldnt do it. I don’t know if it’s from not riding since Saturday, or if I just need more expierence and training on the bike, but keeping the average above 20 was just too much for me today. Statistics from the ride are below:

My Ride Today

Comments No Comments »

I decided to get up this morning at 5:45am and ride out to Montevallo to join a group that rode out to the Winery in Calera and back. It was a nice ride, not to demanding and a really slow pace. I rode 40 miles, with an elevation gain of 2,017 and about a 15 mph average for the ride. The weather was nice early on, but got hotter toward noon.

Comments No Comments »

A good 14 miles today, a little bit of it in the rain. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll have my cycle computer, we shall see. It will depend on what time the FedEx man delivers. Who is at home at 11:55am on a workday???

Comments No Comments »

I didn’t set out to ride 30 miles today, it just kind of happened. I’m not sure how long it took, but it felt like it flew by. I want to say about 2 hours which would be about 15 miles per hour. I’m ready to start picking up my averages and distance. We shall see! 

http://www.routeslip.com/routes/52910

Comments No Comments »

I road a long 15 miles today in the rain at Oak Mountain State Park. Really the first time I can recall riding in the rain. It’s a down pour right now with no let up in sight. I’ve got a new cycling computer on the way so hopefully I can start a better training regiment and start seeing some results!

Comments No Comments »

25 Miles today. I’m dead tired.

Comments No Comments »

Really pushed myself today and rode a hard 20 miles. I feel really good afterwards and my knee feels as strong as ever. I also started to diet today so I was concerned before the ride how far I might go before the effects of the salad I ate today hitting me, but it didn’t.

Comments No Comments »

I figured with all the rain we have received the past two days, I needed to ride as soon as it stopped. Well, it finally cleared up some today, so I got in 24 miles with 1357 ft of climbing in just under 1 hour 20 minutes for an average of 18 miles per hour. It was very hot today. I’m saving up to get a new cycling computer for my bike so that I can get more accurate averages and distances without having to calculate them manually. I don’t want to use my old GPS that I used on my Trek because it’s too big and bulky. Hopefully within the week, I’ll have a new computer on my bike with lot’s of new bells and whistles!

http://www.routeslip.com/routes/50887

Comments No Comments »