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Training Log Archive: turbodog

In the 7 days ending May 3, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling1 4:00:00 59.65(4:01) 96.0(2:30)
  Hiking2 2:35:00
  Mountain Biking1 1:45:00
  Soccer1 1:30:00
  Total5 9:50:00 59.65 96.0

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Sunday May 3, 2009 #

Cycling 2:00:00 [2] 49.0 km (2:27 / km)
shoes: Jamis Quest

Training ride for the charity ride I'm doing next weekend. Emphasis was staying in a group and not going too fast. Started at Webster Park and then went E along the lake and back. No major hills, so pretty easy ride.

Cycling (Night) 2:00:00 [3] 47.0 km (2:33 / km)
shoes: Univega Gran Turismo (fixed)

Mi Square - Van Voorhis - Canfield, through Mendon Ponds (eerie this time of night with all the eyes glowing in the dark) then out Williams, L on Wardell, E on Lyons, Sheldon to Mendon Center, Bulls Sawmill, Chamberlain, Taylor, then E on Cheese Factory to Harloff, back on Taylor-Mi Square & home.

First true night road ride. Typically when I go out after dark, its either mtbing on trails or on the Canal Trail or LVT, so I don't have to worry about cars. Up to this point, I had resisted plunking down the $$$ for a real set of lights. Mostly b/c it the lights would be significantly more expensive than the bike I put it on (I only spent $75 on the Univega frame and the rest of the parts I just had lying around, after all).

Well, I bit the bullet and shelled out a handsome wad of greenbacks on a Dinotte 400L front and rear light set. Boy what a difference. This was really a novel experience. I ran the headlight at 50% power (200 lumens) since that was all I really needed and the 100% seemed like overkill. It also has a 10% setting. For the taillight, I ran on the hi-low strobe setting, putting out 240 ls on the top end of the strobe, I'm guessing 120 on the low end? Anyway, passing cars gave me a wide berth. I felt very visible. After almost 2 hours I still had ~25% charge left in the battery and didn't need to use the backup.

So, I now effectively have a larger number of hours in a day to squeeze a ride in. Sweet.

Saturday May 2, 2009 #

Note

Spent the day with the kids helping Roz show her calf at the Alfred State showmanship day. Quite fun although the 4H kids with more experience had it much easier.

Roz was assigned a very easygoing and trainable calf. I am concerned that she will bring it home at the end of the term.

Friday May 1, 2009 #

Soccer 1:30:00 [4]

First game of season against Canandaigua Attack. This was a snoozer. Not much to comment on, wholly one sided, no real offense by Cgda, and we didn't play particularly well. They could really only muster one serious shot which our goalie saved, and that only happened b/c our backline was sloppy.

I doubt Cdga will be able to field a team for the full year, since they only had two subs today, and the inevitable attrition by nagging injury hasn't fully set in.

Final Score Pittsford USC 6, Canandaigua 0

Thursday Apr 30, 2009 #

Note
(rest day)

Needed to crash today.

Messed around installing the new Dinotte 400 lighting system on the Univega. I'll use the headlight as a helmet light for mtbing and fixed on the handlebars for night rides.

Wednesday Apr 29, 2009 #

Hiking 1:15:00 [1]

RR Mills - Park - East

Tuesday Apr 28, 2009 #

Mountain Biking 1:45:00 [4]
shoes: Cannondale F700

Night ride with CS' group. Started at Mark's and headed down Mi Sq to Probst/RR Mills. Most of the ride was pretty technical singletrack, some mud, lots of climb & descent. Cdale handled it well, no faceplants, though I wasn't the fastest in the group either. Very fun.

45F, clear, damp from earlier rains.

Monday Apr 27, 2009 #

Hiking 1:20:00 [2]

RR Mills - Woolston, to Powder Mills, up the Ridge Trail, down by Wadhams, around Irondequoit Creek & back through Arrowhead

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