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Training Log Archive: veinbuster

In the 7 days ending Jul 28:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road cycle4 7:47:32 103.96(4:30) 167.3(2:48) 881
  Mountain bike3 5:31:13 65.1(5:05) 104.77(3:10) 200
  flexibility6 4:44:00
  weight training1 38:00
  Total14 18:40:45 169.06 272.07 1082

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Sunday Jul 28 #

7 AM

Road cycle (Smokie) 1:30:59 intensity: (4:38 @1) + (5:22 @2) + (22:08 @3) + (32:50 @4) + (26:01 @5) 33.65 km (2:42 / km) +258m 2:36 / km
ahr:142 max:164 shoes: Specialized SWorks road

Tour de Pierre stage 21
East on Mullock to 48

This was one of my favourite routes until traffic got to heavy. I decided to go straight out hoping to get ahead of it on a Sunday morning. That worked well today.

It was still a bit wet from early morning rain, so I stayed away from the white line on the side of the road. Vivian Rd was calm, so I looped back on it rather than going south on 48. On the return I popped down to St John’s to see if it was fit for cycling yet. There is just one stretch of construction where they are putting in services for the next big block of development. Terrible road surface from Kennedy to Warden, but otherwise good.

Quite muggy for so early. A good rain might help.

Saturday Jul 27 #

6 AM

flexibility 46:00 [1]

8 AM

Road cycle (Smokie ) 54:27 intensity: (4:47 @1) + (7:01 @2) + (11:25 @3) + (13:02 @4) + (18:12 @5) 21.32 km (2:33 / km) +131m 2:29 / km
ahr:141 max:164 shoes: Specialized SWorks road

Tour de Pierre stage 20
Oak Ridge west of home

I drove through the worst of the traffic zone and parked at the bottom of the long climb to the top. The road is kind of beat up, but I was early enough that traffic wasn’t too bad. Quite a few lights returning on Bathurst and they always seemed to go red at the bottom of a hill.

I finished up a bit early - it’s really just a nice time trial loop; minus the traffic lights. Pre DVT I did this route about 15% faster, which isn’t a huge gap all considered.

Friday Jul 26 #

8 AM

flexibility 46:00 [1]

10 AM

Mountain bike (Giro) 1:58:02 intensity: (2:36 @1) + (9:26 @2) + (29:46 @3) + (1:02:41 @4) + (13:33 @5) 41.54 km (2:50 / km) +95m 2:49 / km
ahr:141 max:155 shoes: Specialized Comp mountain

Tour de Pierre stage 19
Caledon Trail

I parked in Totenham and planned to ride SW for an hour or until I finished my first bottle of water.

This trail had more shade than yesterday’s. It was also a lot bumpier, most noticeably the first 5km or so. Just how bumpy became apparent when I stopped for $1.17 gas and discovered I had no credit card in my wallet. It had been shaken out and was sitting in the bottom of the tool bag on the back of the bike.

The gates on the trail were generally too tight to fit a half fat through. I’ll have to watch for that on other trails before ordering one. My front tire pitched a small stone into my mouth - punishment for not breathing through my nose I guess.

When I got back to the truck, I realized how hot it was. Without the air flow of riding, I was drenched in a hot minute.

Nice ride, but I should service the chain before going back out.

Thursday Jul 25 #

8 AM

flexibility 49:00 [1]

11 AM

Mountain bike (Giro) 2:10:11 intensity: (2:01:21 @1) + (5:58 @2) + (2:52 @3) 37.75 km (3:27 / km) +72m 3:25 / km
ahr:104 max:138 shoes: Specialized S Works Mountain

Tour de Pierre stage 18
Barrie to Orillia rail trail with Mrs

Mrs wanted to do this ride, so I started about 1/3 north from the beginning hoping to keep her time in the sun to about 2 hours. This is a lightly used trail with ten or so road crossing in the section we were on. The surface is mostly fine gravel. It was a bit deep in a couple of spots and my rear end tried to wash out. There are lots of options for better gripping rubber, at least on the 26” rear.

The two little mirrors worked really well. It is nice to see over both shoulders. The water bottle holders turned out to be easy to use on the move.

Mrs opted not to get a drink in Orillia and payed the price about half way back. I had her finish her bottle and then gave her my spare after taking a gulp from it. It still wasn’t enough to reenergize her. She still finished up happy. More so after a 4km drive where I got her a chocolate milk and a bottle of water.

Good first ride on the Giro. I’ll see how it feels with a bit more speed tomorrow.

Wednesday Jul 24 #

7 AM

flexibility 47:00 [1]

8 AM

weight training 38:00 [2]

Day 3 soloflex
Broke one of my 25lb elastic bands. They seem to have a life of 10-12 years
12 PM

Road cycle (Smokie) 1:24:25 intensity: (8:22 @1) + (8:09 @2) + (21:02 @3) + (40:38 @4) + (6:14 @5) 34.26 km (2:28 / km) +7m 2:28 / km
ahr:137 max:155 shoes: Specialized SWorks road

Tour de Pierre stage 17
Holland Marsh

I drove up to Anchor Park and road around Holland Landing a bit. It is full of dead ends, so I scooted over to the marsh. It was hot enough that the thin rubber strips they patched the road with were slippery enough that I had to be quite attentive. They tried to wash out the front twice before I tried to avoid them as much as I could.

Once it the marsh, the roads were just beat up. I stayed on the nicest of them and did a U turn at 20km when I got a call from Flight rather than try to find a loop back on decent roads. I do think this will be a nice area for the Giro.

It was interesting to see farm worker bikes lined up in the ditch on the side of the road while they were picking.
4 PM


Got the Giro set up for how I think suits me, subject to a proper ride. The little mirrors on each side might not make the cut, at least on the left side.

I set the seat to BB as for Strada and tossed an old pack of tubes and a nice mini pump in the pack on the back. Added a mount for my Garmin and some red Crank Brothers pedals. The bottle holder might be too tight a fit to reach behind my back and pull out while riding - we’ll find that out shortly. The front valve stem is a bit bent - maybe not enough to be an issue.

The first lap around my 600m block the rear disc rubbed. It was good and hot when I pulled back into the driveway. I adjusted it as much as I could. There might still be a small contact point. It didn’t rub when I tested it at the shop so something might have bumped the disc. It looks slightly warped. Another run sounded ok and the disc wasn’t any warmer than the front.

I don’t remember the trail surface from Barrie to Orillia very well, but might take it there with Mrs tomorrow. I’m sure it will be well suited to the Caledon Trail, so I will probably take it there Friday.

Tuesday Jul 23 #

7 AM

flexibility 48:00 [1]

10 AM

Mountain bike warm up/down (Vinnie) 1:23:00 intensity: (42:21 @1) + (36:15 @2) + (4:24 @3) 25.48 km (3:15 / km) +33m 3:14 / km
ahr:118 max:134

Tour de Pierre stage 16
South Lake Simcoe with Mrs

An easy ride along the lake shore with Mrs. This was about her limit out the mid day sun.

Followed up with a flight at 2nd Wedge.

Monday Jul 22 #

7 AM

flexibility 48:00 [1]

8 AM

Road cycle long (Greenspeed ) 3:57:41 intensity: (40:36 @1) + (42:12 @2) + (1:10:48 @3) + (1:01:47 @4) + (22:18 @5) 78.07 km (3:03 / km) +485m 2:57 / km
ahr:133 max:164 shoes: Specialized SWorks road

Tour de Pierre stage 15
River north to the lake

No need to rush out now that we are home. I wanted a longer ride so headed up to the lake, stopping just short to save the lake road for Mrs. there was about an hour worth of photo stops, messaging with Flight and a longish phone call. I was surprised to see it was 1pm when I got back - late for both breakfast and lunch.

I burned a good route for the Bacchetta(s) by not knowing which way the jog in Boag road went at Warden. Of well. It was on my candidate list as a good place to test the Giro.

No sprint points. No climb points. Still a nice ride. And I turned 2 billion.

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