- 700m @ 7%, L5
- 500m @ 0%, L4
- 400m @ -12%, rest
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
It was a horrible weekend... Had to take a Traffic Control Course (now the munipalities are making us take courses before we can be volunteers at races...) on Saturday while the sun was out... Then on Sunday it rained... So had to do two days of Computrainer...
Monday, February 23, 2009
These pictures don't show the overall terrain. The reason the Lynx's had to keep walking along that stretch of open ground is that it is the top of a steep bluff right above the main switch yard for the thermal plant. And to the left across the road is a steep rock bluff.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Brad Templeton (another verteran of the very very very early internet and pre-internet days) has an interesting and thought provoking set of essays on his blog describing the robo-taxi concept.
- These type of vehicles can provide a solution that reduces traffic fatalites dramatically (think saving 40,000 lives a year in North America.)
- Transportation costs (think oil and CO2) far lower than either mass transit or any current car or vehicle.
- Implementation does not require multi-billion (trillions globally) local investments in infrastructure.
- municipal road systems
- exising car and vehicle manufactures
- exising local support (sales, repair, recycling)
- adoption is done in a gradual and progressive manner over decades
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
- 51x14(1) - 493, fourth
- 51x14(2) - 438, second
- 50x14(1) - 500, third
- 50x14(2) - 470, first
- go out hard
- try a slightly smaller gear (49x14?)
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
I've been meaning to give ErgVideo a try for some time...
Sunday, February 15, 2009
The estimated gearing today was 93", 87", 82" and 73". I was able to complete all except the last at 73". I was spinning too high and bouncing, not able to get full watts out...
Friday, February 13, 2009
It was a small A field tonight so a couple of us B's got drafted to fill in. Luckily none of the fast A's where there (Kirk Obee, Jacob Swingthboth, etc...) Mostly it was Jeff Ains and Mike Roethengatter who are fast... But they don't pull up the pace quite as high by themselves...
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
- 5 x 500m Flying 500's
- quarter lap sprint drill
- 12 minutes L2
- 20 Laps L5 - 45km/h, 338 watts average
- 50 Laps L4 - 42km/h, 301 watts average
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Back to the Computrainer and the very flexibile 2k loop. This time it was WU, then 5 minutes @ FTP and then an hour of big ring sprints. On the second little hill, climb, seated, in 53x13 with as much power as possible for 20+ seconds. Repeat each lap (about 4 minutes.)
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Another long 3 hour ride @ L2. Push up CTL... Now over 70, five weeks ahead of last year. Glad the program was L2 with a little L3. The legs felt really really heavy today. No mojo over 300 watts, and even getting up to L3 territory (240 watts say) was hard and got me out of breath. But with a -34 TSB that is probably to be expected.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Long and slightly more leisurely Ford Road today... with the normal climb up and over Westwood on the end plus a few extra little hills after that on the way back home. Managed to get up to 177 TSS points... Which helped get a big jump in CTL.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Three races: 20 lap Scratch, Elimination to 5 lap Scratch and 5x10 Points. Finally have the Zipp Disc back with a new Vittoria Pista Evo CS...
I managed a nice lead out to the beginning of the 20 Lap Scratch. I was hoping to pull the speed up to about 48 over 3 laps and then pull up and find an hole about half way back in the group. There was a large number of starters (17 or 18). So I didn't really want to end up at the back in such a short race. Unfortunately there was no good spot to move back in and I ended up at the back.
The second race was an Elimination to Five Lap Scratch. Eighteen starters with nine eliminations. I jumped to the front at the beginning and lead the group out with enough speed to keep most people working hard enough to stretch out and not be interested in challenging me for the lead.
This started out with me at the back and some of the younger guys pushing the pace into the first sprint... Shortly after that there was a small break away, two people getting off the front. They took the second sprint. I had managed to get gapped (behind the wrong people) so had to do a big effort to bridge up. I did that just after the second sprint hoping that the front group would slow down a bit.