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Another personal goal *finally* achieved...(6 posts)

Another personal goal *finally* achieved...joekm
May 7, 2003 8:46 AM
Last year, some of you may remember that I had a goal of making my 11.6 mile lunchtime ride (rolling in spots, some traffic to deal with) at an average speed of 20.0 mph. I figured that I would have to be at least that fast to pull my local bike clubs "A" paceline for any worthwhile distance.

Last year, my best was 19.9 mph and I was very short of breath and nearly puked when I got off the bike. This year, I've hit 19.9 mph again but had a "finishing kick" left over and wasn't nearly as winded. Today, I *finally* managed 20.0 mph. Winded yes, but I recovered quickly. Had a finishing kick of around 23 mph.

...problem is I may regret going out hard today as I have a hill training ride later tonight...but, at least, I should be ready to try a (albiet flat) "A" ride.
whooooo hooooo!JS Haiku Shop
May 7, 2003 8:50 AM

btw never discount the value of going hard enough to puke.

May 7, 2003 9:29 AM
That's especially good if you missed any lights along the way. It's amazing how slowing down for and accelerating away from a light can mess up your average speed. My town has too many lights.

Next goal: 21mph. :-)
good job - way to stick w/it! (nm)jtferraro
May 7, 2003 10:58 AM
good job - way to stick w/it! (nm)Cat 4 boy
May 7, 2003 2:42 PM
Well done mate! It's a great feeling when you crack that target, next stop 25mph average, go for it.
re: Another personal goal *finally* achieved...aliensporebomb
May 7, 2003 6:42 PM
To quote Darth Vader: "impressive, most impressive!"