Wednesday, August 5, 2009

BVC Workout - pursuit and L2/L3


Track tonight. Did a 2k practice pursuit in 2:38. Which is pretty good, adding aero helmet, skinsuit etc should get that well under the 2:36 I need for Track Nationals...

Which are only three weeks away... and my chief (I think) competition, Andy George is racking up Gold Medals in the Police Games.. :-(

Finished with a half hour of L2/L3...

Another Tale from the Amazing Coincidences Department.... The 4-Runner has been exhibiting symptoms that some friends diagnosed as probably requiring a new starter... turn the key to start and just a a click, try again and it would work... Gradually getting worse, taking 2, 3 even 4 or 5 tries... Finally today I took it down to the local Toyota dealer for diagnosis and schedule an appointment. Pulling into the parking area in front of the service department I turned it off... To no effect, the starter was permanently engaged... Turn the key back on and the engine started. Turn it off and the starter would keep cranking... Well it just couldn't pick a better spot to fail... I just left it running and let the service guy handle it (he had to disconnect the battery...) Anyway, they will replace starter and hopefully we will regain possession tomorrow.. I'm just glad it failed at the dealership and not while wife was out in Surrey or I was up in Squamish etc..

3 comments:

Buttsy said...

Can I ask what size gear you ride, mt partner is a 53yo male who rides pursuit and we are both still trying to find a gear that suits us, he is hoping to ride around a 2:35.......last year he rode a 99 I think, but lack of training and going to hard too early meant he lost a lot of time in final two laps...it is a science

Stuart Lynne said...

This really (IMHO) depends on what suits your legs.. If you can put out watts at high cadence then you can use a smaller gear. On the other hand if you are like me and get the big watts in a big gear then thats what you have to work with. Currently I'm riding on about a 96. In my practice ride last night I hit >50kmh early in the second lap, so that is not too big a gear. And my cadence was averaging just over 100RPM for the last 8 laps.. So possibly a bit small. Next week I'll try and go up to about a 98" and see how that feels.

Buttsy said...

Thanks for that, we are both racing the worlds in October, but both just after PB's. I would love to break 2:45, which I should have broken as I am a strong rider, but the gear thing is difficult and we just dont train on the track anywhere near enough to expect great results, train a lot on the road though