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Training Log Archive: tommyturbo

In the 7 days ending Jan 20:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  MTB6 13:58:00 128.6(9.2/h) 206.96(14.8/h) 16096
  Walking1 50:00 3.0(3.6/h) 4.83(5.8/h) 300
  Total7 14:48:00 131.6(6:45) 211.79(4:12) 16396
averages - weight:147.7lbs

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Saturday Jan 20 #

MTB 2:39:00 [4] 24.0 mi (9.1 mph) +3116ft
ahr:118 max:153 weight:147lbs shoes: SW MTB 2014 Bling

Grand Ridge RT: Disappointed somewhat, but my wish was granted. I left the house in a light rain. It stopped raining after thirty seconds. Most people would consider that lucky timing. I realized that I was looking forward to riding in the rain, and the bike and I were kitted out perfectly for it. The sun actually came out for a short while. It started to rain just as I reached Duthie at my halfway point, and continued the whole way back over GR.

Friday Jan 19 #

MTB 12:00 [2] 2.0 mi (10.0 mph) +200ft
weight:148lbs (rest day) shoes: SW MTB 2014 Bling

Not meant to be: instant demoralization, and I'll blame it on Garmin. I headed out in a moderate shower after first having to pull the cassette and tighten it. I made it a half of a mile before my Garmin died. I've had a lot of problems with Garmins over the years, so instant demoralization set in and I turned around. Had the weather been sunny, no doubt I would have continued and dealt with the issue later. Turns out the Garmin battery was dead when I plugged it into the computer. I'm crossing my fingers that I somehow left it on, and that is the only issue.

Thursday Jan 18 #

Walking 50:00 [1] 3.0 mi (3.6 mph) +300ft
weight:147.6lbs (rest day) shoes: Scott Kinabalu Supertrack


Wednesday Jan 17 #

MTB 4:00:00 [4] 37.6 mi (9.4 mph) +3852ft
ahr:122 max:144 weight:148.8lbs shoes: SW MTB 2014 Bling

Grand Ridge-Duthie-Soaring Eagle-HP-PP: Thank you (once again) King County Parks, and thank you caffeine. After yesterday's ride, I emailed my friends at KCP to let them know about a downed tree across the trail at GR. When I arrived at the spot today, the tree had been cleared. Shortly thereafter, I came upon Bruce and Holly, who on their way back to the TH were clearing several split trees that were potential "widow-makers." Preemptive action! I used caffeine before the ride for the first time in a few months. Despite four straight hard MTB rides, I had enough energy to do my longest HT ride to date. Without the caffeine, no way would I have ridden as long or hard.

Tuesday Jan 16 #

MTB 2:22:00 [3] 22.4 mi (9.5 mph) +2464ft
weight:149.2lbs shoes: SW MTB 2014 Bling

PP-HP-Grand Ridge-Duthie: Hardtails are the mountain bike version of forged blades. HT's provide incredible feedback, instant response, and razor-sharp performance, similar to the forged blades that many of the worlds best golfers play. When you get it right, you know it, but when you get it wrong... Just like forged blades, HT's are a lot less forgiving, and they are not for everybody.

Monday Jan 15 #

MTB 2:15:00 [4] 19.2 mi (8.5 mph) +3384ft
ahr:135 max:157 weight:147lbs shoes: SW MTB 2014 Bling

Raging River with Three Amigos. I rode to the top of the 8.5 mile climb with Tim, Craig, and Garrett. I decided not to ride the HT with its 71.5 degree head tube angle down No Service, a trail full of Chunky Gnar steeps and drops. I was going to ride down the Up the Flow Trail to meet the guys, but I was having so much fun I blew right by the trail junction!

Sunday Jan 14 #

MTB 2:30:00 [4] 23.4 mi (9.4 mph) +3080ft
ahr:119 max:145 weight:146.2lbs shoes: SW MTB 2014 Bling

Grand Ridge RT:Is a fat head required to ride a fat bike? The trails were busy as would be expected on a spectacularly sunny Sunday, but I only encountered one moron. Riding back down the south side of GR, I slowed to almost a complete stop and moved to the edge of the trail to yield to an uphill rider. I made a comment after he nearly ran into me with his stupid bike, and he lambasted me (I returned fire) for not yielding to an uphill rider. The only thing I could have done to be more accommodative would have been to roll out a red carpet. Take that silly fat bike and your attitude to the snowy tundra where it belongs! Learn to ride a bike before you return!

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