Long ride today working over the South Shades Crest ridge line

September 22, 2012 at 8:09 pm Leave a comment

Fun ride today – much longer than I had planned – ended up being just under 102 miles with over 12,000 ft of climbing. I wanted to put in some hard efforts, so I put in a few KOM efforts. Ironically, the one I wanted most I completely missed (i.e., I rode up the wrong combination of roads). But I set two different KOMs on the combination of roads I did end up riding. Plus 5 others on the rest of the route. But perhaps what I was most pleased with on this ride was again inspired by cyclocross – riding up the Rocky Ridge woods trail which has a super steep trail with roots (but no rocks) at the beginning. I have cleared it once before on my road bike, but that was in the middle of winter when the trail was clearer than it is right now.

Also, I set a single second worth of power records on the ride – exactly 3’38″ @ 433 watts – probably on the Altaloma – Renfroe KOM. See critical power curve below:
One second worth of power records on today’s ride (click to enlarge)

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Anaerobic Threshold:
Power:315 watts
Heart rate:180 bpm
Maximums:
Power:1097 watts (5s)
Heart rate:198 bpm (5s)
AT power estimated by critical power curve in Golden Cheetah, which predicts I should be able to maintain 315 watts for 1 hour.

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