Easy Ride on the Trainer

Elapsed Time: 00:41:57
Max Speed: 21.4mph
Average Speed: 14.9mph
Distance: 10.40 milesJust some light work on the trainer today. My legs are just starting to get over the soreness from Saturday’s ride.

I am also noticing that it’s harder to get my heart rate up when I’m not smoking. I suspect this has something to do with the Carbon Monoxide that’s no longer binding up my hemoglobin.

The slick tires do indeed make the trainer a bit quieter. The big CA-CHUNK from changing gears is still pretty loud though 🙂

20 Miles on the trainer

It was rainy all day, so I did the trainer instead of riding outside like I had planned.
I got around the saddle problem by getting off the bike at around 45 minutes and taking a 4 minute break (to refil water bottle and take a leak). My cyclocomputer stops the clock when I get off, so total elapsed time (including the break is 01:30:20).Elapsed Time: 01:26:20
Max Speed: 26.0mph
Average Speed: 14.0mph
Distance: 20.28 miles

Morning Trainer Session

Got the bike back from the shop, and finally got on it.Elapsed Time: 0:55:14
Max Speed: 29.6mph
Average Speed: 15.0mph
Distance: 13.89 milesIt seems my limiting factor is no longer my aerobic endurance, but my ability to tolerate my uncomfortable saddle for longer than an hour. I think I may be in the market for another saddle.

What the Hell is this?

I am keeping track of my bike rides and my efforts to quit smoking. I have no idea why anyone other than me would be interested in this, but then again, you’re reading this, aren’t you?What’s the connection between biking and smoking? Well, at the moment, I am an out-of-shape chain-smoker. In a short while I am going to ride my bicycle 100 miles.I don’t think I can do that and still be considered out-of-shape, and I don’t think I can do that as a chain smoker. So, 100 miles is the goal. This web page will serve as documentation of my progress toward that goal.