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Training Log: tommyturbo

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  MTB4 11:32:00 104.2(9.0/h) 167.69(14.5/h) 18826
  Walking2 1:38:00 6.0(3.7/h) 9.66(5.9/h) 550
  Total6 13:10:00 110.2(7:10) 177.35(4:27) 19376
averages - weight:148.1lbs
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Sunday Nov 18 #

MTB 2:54:00 [4] 25.9 mi (8.9 mph) +5696ft
ahr:129 max:155 weight:148.6lbs shoes: SW MTB 2014 Bling

Olallie Ridge last time in 2018(?): I know why I keep climbing to the top, but what motivates George the mountain goat? What the heck was George doing on top of a nearly bald knob at the far terminus of my route? I can only imagine he was there for the same reason I was: the 360 degree view. It's not like there was any real vegetation, and he doesn't look like he needs the exercise. George must go about 200+ pounds, and he is damn healthy looking. He was also far from where I normally see him, on the ridge below Mt. Washington. Perhaps it wasn't George at all? Maybe it was Martha...With snow forecast on Thursday above 3600', today may be my last trip high up on the ridge for awhile, and the last time I see George and/or Martha until next spring.

Saturday Nov 17 #

Walking 45:00 [1] 2.7 mi (3.6 mph) +250ft
weight:148.6lbs (rest day) shoes: Scott Kinabalu Supertrack

Walk TM DHZ/farmers market/Fishers

Friday Nov 16 #

MTB 2:31:00 [4] 22.2 mi (8.8 mph) +5307ft
ahr:124 max:144 weight:148.2lbs shoes: SW MTB 2014 Bling

Olallie Ridge: Feeding the Olallie addiction and thinking of fighter pilots. The radar was crystal clear with a forecasted 0% chance of rain. I am addicted to the 10 mile climb, because I went with science, ignoring that it was drizzling at home. As always, it rained harder as I drove to North Bend, but for the first time ever, the temp didn't fall five degrees as I drove up to Olallie, and it actually stopped raining. I've read that fighter pilots love to skim clouds and fly in and out of them. I rode up through a dense cloud and into the blue yonder up on the ridge. As I descended, I quickly dropped back into the now even thicker cloud.

Thursday Nov 15 #

MTB 3:27:00 [4] 35.1 mi (10.2 mph) +3704ft
ahr:119 max:148 weight:147.8lbs shoes: SW MTB 2014 Bling

Grand Ridge RT-Duthie-Soaring Eagle: November is the rainiest month of the year, but it's mid-November and the rainy season hasn't even started yet. All of the trails are in fabulous shape, better than I have ever seen them at this time of the year. I'm certain that payback is not an "if", but a "how much."

Wednesday Nov 14 #

Walking 53:00 [1] 3.3 mi (3.7 mph) +300ft
weight:147.6lbs (rest day) shoes: Scott Kinabalu Supertrack

Gunnery-Syc

Tuesday Nov 13 #

MTB 2:40:00 [4] 21.0 mi (7.9 mph) +4119ft
ahr:123 max:141 weight:147.6lbs shoes: SW MTB 2014 Bling

Raging River: Today I was happy to climb a climbing trail purpose-built for non-climbers. A priority of the RR design was to build the main climbing trail in a way for DH focused riders on DH focused bikes to get to the top without exhausting themselves. While a 9+ mile climb is never going to be easy, very little of it goes at above 6-8%. That makes it a not so difficult climb for me, unless I go hard like I did all summer. I really was feeling yesterday's 5500' of hard Olallie climbing, so I was very slow today. But slow or fast, RR is the second longest climb in King County, and that makes it my second favorite climb! Yesterday's foothills winds sucked up enough moisture so that most of the trails were the best they have been since early summer. The exception was the clearcut. There was some "peanut butter" there, the result of the snow and frosty patches slowly thawing out.

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