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activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling3 3:44:57 66.03(3:24) 106.27(2:07) 962
  Total3 3:44:57 66.03(3:24) 106.27(2:07) 962
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Thursday Aug 17 #

Cycling race 27:12 [5] 10.0 mi (2:43 / mi) +70m 2:40 / mi
ahr:160 max:164 shoes: Giant A1

Maidenhead CC - H10/10 course Winkfield 17 mph SW, 20deg, 1012mb. Time approx.
Discovered Alton TTs finished last week. My legs felt good and rather than waste one of the very few days they have been OK, I found the nearest TT event. Only drove the course and had a 5 min wu, plus stretch. The open part of the course had the 17 wind at 40 deg headwind, 30s slower than normal I'm told. The club has a course 60s quicker.
Felt good and the course suited me. Maybe 10s lost with unfamiliarity, but maybe went harder through not knowing the course.
HR the highest its been this year and only 3 beats down on highest 4 yrs ago, which is a great relief. A good evening and legs felt good afterwards too!
Raised saddle 3mm, but could go another 3mm. Bars angled up 10 degs, could do with another 10 degs.

Cycling warm up/down 16:00 [3] 5.0 mi (3:12 / mi)
shoes: Giant A1

Tuesday Aug 15 #

Cycling (Fartlek) 32:15 [3] 10.23 mi (3:09 / mi) +122m 3:02 / mi
max:151 shoes: Giant A1

Shere Bypass - 3 loops, fast on wide bypass and on the straight returning.
Saddle too far back and tipped up, so must reset at max point. Saddle needs returning to old position too! In fact all the adjustments need to be reset, with exception of shaving legs. (throwing kitchen sink at getting a seasons best this week). Not a pretty sight with so many white speckled patches. At least I can claim to be a real cyclist at last.

Note

Spent an hour setting up bike for TT & found car was not available(!), so set off without 30 min safety allowance and promptly lost 15 mins due to a broken car, then I realised my cleat shoes were at home, so turned around. Added to which I might have be done for speeding. Just hope bad luck doesn't go in threes or fours.

Saturday Aug 12 #

Cycling 2:29:30 [3] 40.8 mi (3:40 / mi) +770m 3:28 / mi
ahr:146 max:159 shoes: Propel

Club Social Mod Ride - Loxwood-Duncton Hill-E Dean(v nice)-Midhurst(cafe)-Bexley Hill
Traffic bad, told the group of 15 to go on ahead. A big mistake, their. av speed was 1.5k/hr above normal, added to which I put my aero road helmet on back to front, 1.5 hrs later a driver kindly pointed this out. By sheer chance found the cafe they were in. Then left 30s after them fiddling with my gloves and they pulled away on the 140m hill, finished around 90s behind. HR higher than usual, it felt like it too. A large insect also managed to sting me on the leg. Maybe I shouldn't have slept in and missed the pre-ride club monthly 10 mile TT, and would have been cocooned in the group. Totally new route and area, so well worth "joining" the group ride, and successfully memorised the whole route even if I thought otherwise.

Note

Felt cramped on bike, could do with more set back still, also too high. Not sure if more comfortable yet, but the rough roads after 35 miles were still painfully rough! Dropped saddle after ride by another 3mm (13mm total) and dropped bars by 10mm which ought to stretch things out a bit.

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