First Century

For Roadies

First Century

Postby KillerHeadWind » Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:06 pm

Finally decided to give it a crack today since it was such a beautiful morning. Left home at 6am, which was a little too early for a certain magpie to attack me.
All up I did 101.19km in 3 hours 18 minutes and 41 seconds at an average speed of 30.6km/h. I ride with a high cadence and it averaged 93 for the ride. The most pleasing aspect was that my heart rate stayed reasonably low throughout, considering the amount of climbing I did. All in all it was good fun.
User avatar
KillerHeadWind
 
Posts: 864
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: Penrith

by BNA » Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:56 pm

BNA
 

Postby europa » Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:56 pm

Good effort mate. With numbers like that, you'll have many more to come and the longer distances are just a matter of giving them a shot.

But leaving early to miss the magpie? You probably spoiled his whole weekend 8)

Richard
I had a good bike ... so I fixed it
User avatar
europa
 
Posts: 7327
Joined: Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:51 am
Location: southern end of Adelaide - home of hills, fixies and drop bears

Postby toolonglegs » Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:29 pm

Good stuff,that is a very good average!....M7?.Do you do any racing?....if you can hold 100k at 31av you would have no probs!.
User avatar
toolonglegs
 
Posts: 14068
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:49 pm
Location: Somewhere with padded walls and really big hills!

Postby KillerHeadWind » Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:59 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Good stuff,that is a very good average!....M7?.Do you do any racing?....if you can hold 100k at 31av you would have no probs!.


Yeah I did the M4-M7-M5 back up Northern Rd loop. I don't do any racing, I've been training on the road bike for 4 weeks now and it is a blast. Maybe one day I'll join a club.
User avatar
KillerHeadWind
 
Posts: 864
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: Penrith

Postby KillerHeadWind » Sun Sep 16, 2007 2:01 pm

europa wrote:But leaving early to miss the magpie? You probably spoiled his whole weekend 8)

Richard


I gave him one final shot at me on the way back home but he sat there. It's not my fault. :D
User avatar
KillerHeadWind
 
Posts: 864
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: Penrith

Postby beebleb » Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:52 pm

Hmmm.... That's a reminder for me to get my act together and do one in Perth!

Anyone up for one? Starting near the city?
beebleb
 
Posts: 128
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:07 am
Location: Perth, WA

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:42 pm

Great effort Killer, fabulous speed too. :)

Shaun
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
User avatar
Mulger bill
Super Mod
Super Mod
 
Posts: 25275
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:41 pm
Location: Sunbury Vic

Postby inaminit » Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:13 am

Brilliant effort mate and only after 4 weeks training....keep it up!!!!

By the way, how are your legs feeling this morning?
Anthony
Image
08 Avanti Quantum Team
LeMond Tourmalet
Giant Kronos
Trek 4300 MTB
inaminit
 
Posts: 590
Joined: Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:09 pm
Location: Gold Coast QLD

Postby Bluerider » Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:44 pm

Well done KHW, are there many inclines/hills on this route M route ?
Never been on the freeways.
His Felt Carbon F5C ' 07.....
Giant MTB
Hers Cell MTB
Kids Mongoose x 2 Tricycle x 1
Bluerider
 
Posts: 412
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:34 pm
Location: Sydney

Postby KillerHeadWind » Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:52 pm

inaminit wrote:Brilliant effort mate and only after 4 weeks training....keep it up!!!!

By the way, how are your legs feeling this morning?


Thanks. My legs have been great today and did a nice easy 35 minute recovery ride this evening. The only time they felt bad was when I first got off the bike yesterday, but after some warm down stretches and a nice hot shower they were fine.
User avatar
KillerHeadWind
 
Posts: 864
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: Penrith

Postby KillerHeadWind » Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:57 pm

Bluerider wrote:Well done KHW, are there many inclines/hills on this route M route ?
Never been on the freeways.

Thanks.
The M7 cyclepath has some climbs, it is fairly undulating, pretty much like the entire course I did. I'm not sure how accurate it is but my cycle computer estimated the ascent to be 787m including a couple of hills I added at the end to make sure I got through the 100km mark.
User avatar
KillerHeadWind
 
Posts: 864
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: Penrith

Postby Kev365428 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:31 pm

Top effort Killer. Good stats too :shock:

Been thinking about doing that Northern Rd loop for as couple of months now. Did you head east first, then down the M7/M5 or did you do Northern Rd first up?

If you do the M4/M7/M5 section first, I could meet you along the M5 and ride with up the Northern Rd part.

Cheers,

Kev.
User avatar
Kev365428
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 2175
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:52 am
Location: Ingleburn, NSW

Postby KillerHeadWind » Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:27 pm

Kev365428 wrote:Top effort Killer. Good stats too :shock:

Been thinking about doing that Northern Rd loop for as couple of months now. Did you head east first, then down the M7/M5 or did you do Northern Rd first up?

If you do the M4/M7/M5 section first, I could meet you along the M5 and ride with up the Northern Rd part.

Cheers,

Kev.


Thanks Kev. Yeah I headed east first along the M4 then the M7/M5 and back along the glorious Northern Road. I'll let you know the next time I intend to ride that path. 8)
User avatar
KillerHeadWind
 
Posts: 864
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: Penrith


Return to Road Biking

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: thearthurdog



Support BNA
Click for online shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Cycling Express Cycling Express
Ebay Ebay AU
ProBikeKit ProBikeKit UK
Evans Cycles Evans Cycles UK
JensonUSA Jenson USA
JensonUSA Competitive Cyclist