Monday, February 20, 2006

The Tundra Time Trial

My wife, Betty Jean, and I drove to Paulding County on Saturday morning to ride the Tundra Time Trial. It was about 38 degrees and misting by the time we finished. It was cold, but fun. I rode the 9.5 mile, out-and-back loop at 21.5 mph, and Betty Jean posted a 19.5 mph ride. We both ended up in the middle of our respective competition groups (she's women Cat IV and I'm men Cat V).

I improved my speed by 1 mph over my test run from a month ago. My average heartrate was also a couple of beats per minute lower. I guess the training is sinking in. My average cadence was 78 rpm. My power tests say I should be at 65, but that cadence feels unreasonable on the course. I'll need to do some tests in the future on the road to see if the testing translates.