What Can Brown Do For You? (jeremyb) wrote,
What Can Brown Do For You?

Random bike entry

This seems to be all I post about these days.  I still need to finish my Colorado entries...

Yesterday was a 25 miler at a brisk pace.  I wasn't looking forward to it by any stretch of the imagination.  We were about 3 miles into our ride (which I had a route planned), and Eric said, "let's go down to my land".  It sounded like a good idea, and coincidently was exactly 12.5 miles away.  Little did we know the MONSTER hills involved in getting to his place.  They actually wouldn't have been too bad, except that we were cranking along at a good 17mph avg by the time we got there.  That's only about 1mph above my average, but it was HILLY!  On the way back, the 2nd half is mostly uphill, but only a 1-2% grade.  I was pedaling like mad up those hill, cadence around 100rpm, doing 18-21 mph, and feeling like I just wanted to give up, not go an inch further.  About a mile from home, Eric screamed out in agony at his leg cramp.  I continued on, knowing that Travis and Scott (2 minutes behind) would take care of him.  I finish the 25 miles in 1 hour, 26 minutes, which turns out to be an average pace of 17.5mph.  Definitely a good pace for me, with the 52ft/mi of hills.  My average heart rate was 178, which is about what I was looking for, and I feel pretty good today.  I don't think I'm ready to do 100mi at that pace, but it would be nice.
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