As I use TrainerRoad for cycling training and listen to its podcast, I have become more curious about VO2 Max. What are my genetics, what is my ultimate potential? In general, I like looking at data from TrainerRoad, Strava, Wattsboard, and Stravistix, even though I neither race nor plan to race, unless it’s to be […]
Obligatory Bicycle Photo by Cyclists and Kestrel Talon Ad – lessons from 1+ years in cycling
Climbing the Palo Alto (Page Mill) hills this morning around from 6-7AM, a slight rain started (California rain in September?!). I was about 1.5 miles away from the top (and getting really cold) when I decided to head back, concerned about the wet traction. On one of the very first corners heading down, my bike slipped out from me and I fell on my left side.
I’m not a particularly strong rider, and I am a really (bottom 10% my first time going down from Old La Honda) poor descender. That’s why results like these feel really, really good. 42/4,383 all time on Strava! Admittedly, this isn’t a particularly difficult (-3 degrees) descent, and I don’t think this is a super […]