Tag: cycling

2012 Ironman Muskoka 70.3 Race Report-T1 & Bike

T1 I bypassed the wetsuit strippers on the exit of the swim and started the long haul up the hill to the Deerhurst Lodge parking lot were the transition was. I can get out of my wetsuit pretty quickly and I thought the strippers would take longer than if I did it myself. I may …

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Morning Ride around Keuka Lake

I was on the road by 9:30AM on Saturday after a good nights sleep big bowl of granola with hemp milk. The sun was breaking over the hills behind the lake, and brightening up the west side Keuka Lake. I decided that to change things up this year I was going to climb up the …

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Stung Again!!!

I noticed some freshly painted ride marks on my bike route on Thursday night, so I did some googling and found the Wheels in the Park ride. They had a 10, 30, & 50 mile rides on Saturday morning. It was perfect since I needed to do a 2:40 ride and it was on my …

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Hills du Jour

Sitting here watching the Tour de France while Cadel Evans is flying up beyond category(HC for Hors Category) mountain climbs puts my evening ride into perspective. Nonetheless I thought my hill ride tonight was rather challenging with a 3rd and 4th category climb. This week has been chock full of some high intensity training and …

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Lake Placid Training Camp Day 3-Cycling, Storms and Bears

The sun began shining in the door around 5:30AM waking me up a half hour before the alarm would go off. I tried as hard as I could to get back to sleep for another few minutes but the anxiety in my gut would not allow me to do so. Today was the day that …

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Cycles BiKyle…Bike Buyers Beware!!!

I decided that it was time to upgrade to a new, properly fitted triathlon bike since making the commitment to pursue my dream of completing an Ironman. My current bike, a Cannondale R600, was around 10 years old and I constantly become sore in the neck and shoulders after riding it. If I was going …

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Chilly but Gorgeous

When I left work tonight I was looking forward to a nice evening bike ride. The air was cool, but the sun was glaring and sky clear, so it should be too bad. There was a slight breeze, but it didn’t seem too bad. When I started out on my ride, it seemed a bit …

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Ironman Pocono Mountains 70.3…My First Half Ironman?

From October 2010 until May 2011, I focused on building a solid base of endurance which ultimately ended totaling 2x the distance of each discipline in the half-iron distance per week : Swim 2.4 miles, Bike 112, and run 26. … There would be a time trial start for the bike and they would just run down the rows in T1 telling each athlete to go every couple seconds.

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