Mountain bike (Stumpjumper ) 1:45:56 25.85 km (4:06 / km) +81m4:02 / km ahr:120 max:151 shoes: Specialized Comp mountain
River ride with Mrs.
I’m on day 3 without blood thinners, so trying to find the right balance between keeping moving and not moving hard enough to make my blood even thicker. I was happy to see less than half a minute in the big effort zone - and climbing that hill is the only way home - you just get a choice of which side to go up.
This was a bit longer than I had planned, but we some some new trail Mrs was anxious to try and I didn’t want to curb her enthusiasm. My intervals 4 & 5 show the new trails added for the homes they are building in Sharon. Eventually it will probably wrap around.
Road cycle (Greenspeed ) 2:54:12 56.32 km (3:06 / km) +381m3:00 / km ahr:131 max:162 shoes: Specialized SWorks road
I headed out after most of the commuter traffic was off the road to get a longer ride with a bit more elevation in. I don’t have a lot of time to work on that before a probable Calgary to Canmore ride early July.
I had to peal off some clothes at 15km, just after the first climb and the fastest descent in the area. Then an easy pace through the lower farm lands before climbing back up to the good lake views and forests full of trilliums. I didn’t take a photo at the first sighting and then went 10km without seeing any more, thinking I had missed my chance and might have to double back. Luckily I found another stretch of them and stopped the trike. I did fill my speed play cleats with wet sand so had to fiddle that to get going again.
I did notice that the more remote parts of this ride only have 3G cell service so no instant gramming. I accidentally came back west of Queensville side road which meant a 404 intersection. Luckily highway access was off the left both ways so nobody needed to cut in front of me. This accidental routing did make it clear that Yonge St to the 404 is destined to be filled with housing all the way up to Queensville. That’s a lot of new people to put on the roads.
Translation of my bike names: Big Unit: 29er mountain style 1 speed, usually set with free wheel hub because gearing is to small for my legs to keep up on down hills.
Goldie: gold fixie built on a KHS frame.
Greenspeed: X5 steers like a go cart and is the most fun you can have on a pushie. It is a bit to short to be road safe.
Smokie: Specialized road bike: S Works SL2, full dura ace, Zipp 404
Stumpjumper: what the name says, S Works version
Cross Bike: This is a Wilier Cross bike my wife bought me as a spare. I run it with knobby tires and egg beaters in winter and for summer switch it to road tires and speedplay zeros. It has a less aggressibe setup than Smokie.
Vinnie: mid 80s mountain bike. No suspension. Mostly original parts, though I changed the bottom bracket and replaced the pedals that had smashed into too many rocks and curbs. I use this as a dirty bike - bad weather, rides the roof of the car to far away places and generally gets all manner of abuse.
I'm not currently using any of my other bikes for training. I have a write up comparing these, a BikeE and a Bachetta that you can read using the link below. The Bikes Long Version