- Ride 2 of the #festive500 for 2020....below freezing for a couple of hours today but as the saying goes "there is no such thing as bad weather with the right clothing". . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #alwaysevolve #gorewear #cycling #cyclinglife #iridespecialized #specializedallez #ridemd
- End of year summary for 2020. It ended up being my biggest year in a long time (since I was cycling to work in the UK) and certainly helped by not having to commute into D.C for 9 months. Now the trick will be trying to replicate in coming years as (or if) the commute returns. I definitely respond well to higher volume and that will be important as I look to some future goals. . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #strava #triathlon #swimbikerun #cycling #ultramantri #ironmantri
- Can we start planning on the race schedule for 2021? Progress is being made in the search for vaccines....lets hope so eh? Better start training just in case! . . . . #IFB #parvillacycles #unpavedpa #cyclinglife #vandessel #gravelride #cycling #ciclismo #cyclingphotos
- Ride 4 of the #festive500 with crisp and windy conditions....but look at that sky! Both indoor and outdoor riding has its place but you can't get the same views indoors. . . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #iridespecialized #specializedallez #cycling #gopro #swimbikerun #triathlon
Monday, December 15, 2008
180 revolutions per minute is what 40MPH on a fixed gear bike is (with a 46x16 gear ratio)! It's definitely one-way to work on the cadence but to be honest I got to 40MPH and the legs just wouldn't spin any faster and I had to brake before being thrown off....Unfortunately the rest of the group, besides Greg who was also on his fixie, continued to blast down the hill and we had a hard 30 miles 2-up into the wind to make it home (with no coasting!). With just about a month gone riding the fixie and nothing but the fixie, I would say that the legs are getting a great workout every time I ride.
Currently the weekends include the club group ride on Saturdays for a 70 mile total and then hill repeats on Sunday. During the week I have started to incorporate intervals to work on lactate threshold as well as sprints (esp. important as my sprint and jump suck!). I do have a slight break from the fixie if I get onto the trainer as I have the triathlon bike on there. As of yet I have only hit the trainer a few times. If it's not raining out then I always manage to hit the pavement rather than staring at the garage wall!
It must look pretty funny seeing a cyclist bundled up against the cold and then his legs spinning around at crazy speeds on the downhills....probably very cartoonish! With any luck I will have my road bike up and running by the end of January just in time for the first training races of the season and in time to start using gears!....we will see then the impact the fixie has had.