Archive for March, 2012
This is the first week without the truck and a full 5 days of bicycle commuting. So far I’m not missing the truck too much and with the unusually warm weather it’s not been much of a hardship. In fact, last night I biked home in shorts! Not all the days were easy. On Tuesday, the melt from Monday coated the streets with ice and it was quite tense trying to stay upright while listening to car spin their tires and sliding all around me.
The Sasquatch got another commuter upgrade last night as well with a set of new Specialized tires. They are much quieter and probably a fair bit faster with less rolling resistance.
The new cycle commuting routine is getting down to a science and snow, ice and cold are no problem. We’ll see how it goes in the rain, that will be the next challenge.
Something strange happened while I was being monitored this afternoon. Apparently, I flat lined! That red line across the bottom is my heart beats per minute, and I’m pretty sure a flat line in not a good thing.
Actually, it’s not an EKG, but a recording of my Spin Class workout with my new Powertap power meter. Apparently, the heart rate signal just dropped off half way through the session. Trust me, it was beating plenty fast.
The whole power meter thing has me taking my cycling sessions a lot more seriously and I’m reading more about how to train with power and the importance of structured interval training. Hopefully, when the group rides start up again this year, I’ll be a lot stronger rider right of the top of the season.