Thursday, April 22, 2010

Apr-22: Spin Out The Legs

My quads seemed to be fatiguing rather quickly.  It seemed the saddle was a bit too low. 
At 21.65 miles (corner of DocN + OliveBranch), I raised the saddle a few mms.
Immediately felt better and more comfortable.
Different, anyway.

Q:  What is the difference between "spinning out the legs" and a "time trial"?
Especially when the course is the same.
Especially when the "spin out the legs" ride turns out to be the 3rd fastest ride so far this year.

A:  The mental approach.
For those that would like a little more quantitative analysis to go with that touchy-feely answer,
How about this:  it took 33 minutes to cover the last 10.3 miles instead of 31 and change.

BJP:  Coley-DocN-Kemp-Virgil; 37.0 m.; 2hrs, 14min in-motion; 16.5 mph. 

Q-1 tot: 16 rides; __938.2 m.; 60 hrs, 38 min; 15.5 mph.
Apr tot: _9 rides; __528.4 m.; 34 hrs, 22 min; 15.4 mph.
YTD tot: 25 rides; 1,466.6 m.; 95 hrs, 01 min; 15.4 mph.

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