Another goal made. Century ride in under 3 hours.

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Another goal made. Century ride in under 3 hours.

Postby KillerHeadWind » Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:03 am

Another one to tick off the goal list.
Although cloudy this morning was a perfect morning to go for a spin.
I made up my mind last night I was going to ride for about 3 hours today, not really pushing it hard, just cruising. The first hour came and went and I looked at the Garmin and it said 34kms. The wind was mainly a cross breeze except for a brief 5km section, which was a tailwind.
Feeling pretty good, the second hour I was able to churn out 34.5kms, which instantly made me realise all that was needed was a comfortable 31.5km 3rd hour and bam a century in 3 hours. The first 30 minutes of the third hour, I pushed hard into a headwind, so I could have the benefit of a tailwind for a while once I turned back around. That left me 15kms for the last 30 minutes which is a very comfortable pace and by the time I passed through the 100km mark, the time was 2hours 55 minutes.
After the 100kms I took it easy, letting my legs settle for a short ride home.
The legs felt great throughout the ride and even when I hopped off the bike, which was a bit of a surprise.

And here are the stats of the total ride.

Distance 111.02km
Time 3 hours 15 minutes 40 seconds
Av Speed 34.04 km/h (a high of 51.5km/h)
Av Heart rate 144bpm (with a high of 156)
Av Cadence 95rpm
Total Ascent 634m
Total Calories 4428
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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:45 am

That's some quick riding Killer
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Postby X-wing » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:16 pm

Holy cow - that is fast! :shock: It's a great day for it too!

Well done Killer!
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Postby toolonglegs » Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:11 pm

I've done races slower than that!.
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Postby KillerHeadWind » Sat Nov 24, 2007 4:35 pm

X-wing wrote:Holy cow - that is fast! :shock: It's a great day for it too!

Well done Killer!


Thanks. Saturday is the day I feel the best for the longer rides. Hopefully before the end of the year, I'll give 200 a go, and if I can average about 30km/h I'll be happy. It was perfect until I got near Sunnyholt Rd on the M7, then down came the rain until Pennant Hills Rd on the M2.
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Postby KillerHeadWind » Sat Nov 24, 2007 4:36 pm

toolonglegs wrote:I've done races slower than that!.


I know what you mean. Last Monday at racing I got dropped at less than this speed which was annoying, but that's the joys of doing loads of kms on the weekends before a race. No recovery makes it a little harder.
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Postby europa » Sat Nov 24, 2007 4:38 pm

Where on earth did you find a hill 111km high? Surely you needed it to maintain that speed :shock:

Well done.

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Postby KillerHeadWind » Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:46 pm

europa wrote:Where on earth did you find a hill 111km high? Surely you needed it to maintain that speed :shock:

Well done.

Richard


Thanks Richard. If you find a hill that big and long, could you let me know too please? :P
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