Friday was the last of the fall series... three nice races, Elimination, 30 lap Scratch and 5x10 Points.. not that I was competitive, but probably my best efforts for the last month or two... I was on my training wheel as the disc was at home with a flat. So moved from my typical 50x14 (93.1") to 52x15 (90.4") and that actually felt like a reasonable gearing.
Lungs starting to feel better, GP gave me s stronger puffer, Alvesco, to help get the bronchitis under control. And also some Naproxen for the shoulders (its the next step up from Ibuprofen apparently... still prescription in BC, but OTC in the rest of Canada and US...) So that is letting me get a little more focussed.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
It was back to the B group this week. I had been racing in the A's just to get a longer workout and fill in the numbers a bit. But there where record numbers out on Friday (16A, 20B, 16C, 6N) so they didn't need any extra people up there, especially people who wouldn't be able to keep up and would be getting lapped, repeatedly...
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Pez has a good summary of warm up requirements here.
In summary, any kind of moderate to hard warm-up seems infinitely preferable to no warm-up at all. Therefore, set your departure time and stick to it! Also, do whatever you need to in order to trim and optimize your on-site preparation so that you’re not fiddling away precious time once you arrive.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Peter Reichman 1943 -- 2009
Long-time cyclist, race director and friend to many Vancouver Velo Vet, BCMCA and Burnaby Velodrome members, Peter Reichman died on October 18.
REICHMAN - Peter February 6th, 1943 - October 18th, 2009 Peter is survived by his partner Peggy Riley, daughters Kathi (Rodney Galetti) and Kim (Scott Ashe), stepson David Gheriani and stepdaughter Sarah Gheriani, grandchildren Brandon, Ryan, and Sotia. Peter will be fondly remembered by his family and friends. Since his retirement in 1999, Peter has been able to enjoy cycling with the Vancouver Velo Vets, BC Masters Cycling Association, and Burnaby Velodrome Club. A celebration of his life was be held at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC on Monday, October 26th 2009 at 2:00 P.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
More A group racing.... 15 lap Scratch and 4x10 Points race. Not so many of the really fast young guys... but still 10 people. And fast enough. I'm still fairly weak from my month off so pretty much just out the back. Only lapped once in the Points race though :-)
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Well actually I was back two weeks ago... nice workout, but then at exactly 15 minutes after midnight... the nose felt funny and by 12:30... cold... That has now done what colds always do caused bronchitis to flair up.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
But I'm taking a week off... at least...
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Of course you say you can always find a study that proves what you want... etc etc...
Saturday, September 12, 2009
- Length: 11.82 - 12.24
- Elevation gain: 675 - 681
- Time: 38:20 - 36:54
- Chicks First 1.5km - 2:45
- Glotman Simpson last 1.5km - 4:55
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Just reviewing the year so far.... I'm up to 45 days of racing...
Monday, September 7, 2009
The rest our 50-59 group was down to about five people (and I think an over 60 who grabbed our wheels when we caught up with them.) Two young guys (Shane Savage and someone else) caught us with one lap to go. We simply couldn't stay on their wheel as we went up the long backside climbs.
That trimmed our group down to three, Derek Tripp, Bill Yearwood and myself. Bill lead us into the finish followed by myself and Derek. I jumped with about 300m to go. Probably a bit early as there is a little rise there... Derek managed to get around on the outside for a win by about a half a wheel... Bill and I where within about a half a tire width... Consensus was that I was second and Bill third. Could have gone either way.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
This is an interesting new technology... D3O is an orange goo that is soft and mold able but when impacted it turns into a solid...
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
The BC Senior Games is in a couple of weeks... and it has a short hill climb, the climb from Spanish Banks up to UBC.
What do you do when you are out on those long and solitary training rides in the country... I listen to podcasts... Not too loud so I can't hear traffic and just some human voices to keep me sane..
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Pez Toolbox has another good article on TimeTrialing here.
Andy George proved to be the better over 50 go-to-guy yesterday... We had a very small turn out. Only five riders. Three local, one from Vancouver Island and one from Ontario.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I'll post more details once I have the complete results...
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Too hot... yesterday it was about 32C in Port Moody for most of the day... So I ate supper and then just went out at midnight... Still very warm, about 25C, but with no sun actually very pleasant.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
With the current heat wave it has been hard to get motivated and go outside..
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
I have been incredibly busy this week getting ready to put on WarpSpeed ITT this weekend... Running around getting signs and safety vests, make sure we have enough volunteers.. Make sure someone will show up with some stopwatches (my backup was using my iPod.... it has an absoultely braindead StopWatch app, only does "lap" times and looses about 30 seconds in an hour... probably not a great option...) Anyway missed the Crit last night...
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Some results are in... [updated, Don Gilmore got me his correct time]
- Time Standard Rider Age Time Standard STD +/-
- 1 8 Don Gillmore 42 21:12 25:22 04:11
- 2 7 Ray Wagner 50 22:47 26:54 04:07
- 3 2 Stuart Lynne 55 23:03 27:54 04:51
- 4 18 Shane Savage 33 23:32 23:54 00:22
- Time Standard Rider Age STD +/-
- 10 1 Dave Mercer 66 25:11 30:14 05:03
- 3 2 Stuart Lynne 55 23:03 27:54 04:51
- 7 3 Duane Martindale 58 23:48 28:30 04:42
- 8 4 Ray Morrison 24:18 28:56 04:38
- 5 5 Bill Yearwood 57 23:41 28:18 04:37
Sunday, July 12, 2009
- 2007 - 36:54/59:37 - fresh legs,
- 2008 - 41:08/1:07:37 - tired legs, RR day before
- 2009 - 35:30 - tired legs, RR day before, 16km ITT same day
- Mt Washington 2007 - 58:37, 298PAvg, 306NP
- Cypress HC - 36:54, 288 PAvg, 299NP
- Mt Washington HC - 35:30, 266PAvg, 274NP
Friday, July 10, 2009
Had a fun time at the Thursday Crit. Upgraded to Cat 4. They race with the Cat 3's. So starting was about 50 Cat 3/4 riders. The race was 17 laps of the 1.3km course. Other than the Preme laps I spent a whole bunch of time up at the front really enjoying myself... Average speed about 41-42kmh. This is supper flat course with broad curves. So easy to treat it like a track race.
Monday, July 6, 2009
The IFAC busts Speed Shop... video at 11:00...
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Did you notice the Giro LiveStrong TT helmet Lance was using for the Stage 1 TT.... aka GT 248 TT.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Labels: L3/L4-Sweet Spot Training