Friday, June 08, 2007

Test Ride results.....

As DEA puts it, we did the test ride of the 24 Hr course to see if the idea of doing a Solo SS effort was a bad idea or a really bad idea. I think the concensus was that it is simply a bad idea and as a result I anticipate we will be riding in the Solo SS class, most likely without suspension.

I did have the Garmin GPS with me and here's the eleveation.
After running the tracks throug Garmin's sotfware, a lap came in at a bit over 1,300 feet of climbing. Wow, that's going to add up fast.

Garmin Edge Summary Data
Total Time (h:m:s) 1:18:41 9:32 pace
Moving Time (h:m:s) 1:01:01 7:23 pace
Distance (mi ) 8.25
Moving Speed (mph) 8.1 avg. 23.2 max.
Elevation Gain (ft) +1,338 / -1,338
Avg. Heart Rate 155 bpm Zone 4.2
Temperature (°F) 38.6°F avg. 41°F high
Wind Speed ( mph) NNW 36.4 avg. NNW 41.4 max.

Since DEA said most of waht happened it doesn't make sense stating it all over again.

We had a good group of riders and the trails were in suprisingly fine shape. I think we all rode well but very differently than if this had been the actual race. There would have been much more walking in that case as we knew this was a one lap affair. Needless to say that I'm feeling very comfortable on the bike on this course at this point and hope that over the next 10 weeks I can get some better fitness to allow me to be on my bike at the end of the race.

I can't think of goals for laps at this point as I think its too far off. All I know is that if we did 10, that would be 82.5 miles and over 13K feet of vert. Thats a bunch. Guess time will tell as to whether we get there.

Ride on.



bluecolnago said...

i love my singlespeed but i don't think i could do that much climbing on it. maybe in 34 x 20, but i'd only get about 8 mph out of it. keep riding!

peace out, yo!

jason said...

I did the GG 24 in 2004 as a solo ss. HEading back this year to do it solo and single!!! representing