Bit Bucket

Posts tagged ridelog

The distance/cadence sensor on my bike is wonky, and between that and a stop/start that didn’t engage after a break, my ride count was totally broken. Gmap-Pedometer to the rescue.

18.53 mi all told. Some hyper lapses coming.

Ride Total: 18.53mi
Cals: 1200?
Time: 1h 30m

2014 Distance: 122.30mi
2014 Outside: 122.30mi
2014 Inside: 0.00mi

The distance/cadence sensor on my bike is wonky, and between that and a stop/start that didn’t engage after a break, my ride count was totally broken. Gmap-Pedometer to the rescue.

18.53 mi all told. Some hyper lapses coming.

Ride Total: 18.53mi
Cals: 1200?
Time: 1h 30m

2014 Distance: 122.30mi
2014 Outside: 122.30mi
2014 Inside: 0.00mi


Always go biking?

Or, at least, occasionally go biking?

This helped today when I was pretty near my snap point.

Ride Total: 18.74mi
Cals: 1500?
Time: 1h 42m

2014 Distance: 103.77mi
2014 Outside: 103.77mi
2014 Inside: 0.00mi

Always go biking?

Or, at least, occasionally go biking?

This helped today when I was pretty near my snap point.

Ride Total: 18.74mi
Cals: 1500?
Time: 1h 42m

2014 Distance: 103.77mi
2014 Outside: 103.77mi
2014 Inside: 0.00mi


Holy shit a bike ride.

Ride Total: 3.94mi
Cals: 200?
Time: 20m

2014 Distance: 85.03mi
2014 Outside: 85.03mi
2014 Inside: 0.00mi

This means, yes, I got the pedals fixed on the Felt. It took a good solid 30 minutes to pop the damn cleat loose, get the tires reinflated, and get a bunch of maintenance done.

Not much of a ride, but a ride nonetheless.

Holy shit a bike ride.

Ride Total: 3.94mi
Cals: 200?
Time: 20m

2014 Distance: 85.03mi
2014 Outside: 85.03mi
2014 Inside: 0.00mi

This means, yes, I got the pedals fixed on the Felt. It took a good solid 30 minutes to pop the damn cleat loose, get the tires reinflated, and get a bunch of maintenance done.

Not much of a ride, but a ride nonetheless.


Great ride today, with a couple small problems:

It takes forever to get ready. Seriously 30-40 minutes today. I need to get back in the habit again.
My cleats got stuck twice at inopportune moments. One of them lead to a fully unseated fall and the inability to get out of cleat. That’s aggravating. Some are suggesting pedal tension is off. All I know is that my right shoe is still stuck in the cleat.
The stretch from Decatur to Riverdale is up on top of a levy, and today with the wind, it felt great to ride. I could hear nothing but the whir of the chain and the tires on the road. That part felt pretty great.

Ride Total: 16.1mi
Cals: 1000?
Time: 1h 16m

2014 Distance: 80.09mi
2014 Outside: 80.09mi
2014 Inside: 0.00mi

Great ride today, with a couple small problems:

  1. It takes forever to get ready. Seriously 30-40 minutes today. I need to get back in the habit again.
  2. My cleats got stuck twice at inopportune moments. One of them lead to a fully unseated fall and the inability to get out of cleat. That’s aggravating. Some are suggesting pedal tension is off. All I know is that my right shoe is still stuck in the cleat.

The stretch from Decatur to Riverdale is up on top of a levy, and today with the wind, it felt great to ride. I could hear nothing but the whir of the chain and the tires on the road. That part felt pretty great.

Ride Total: 16.1mi
Cals: 1000?
Time: 1h 16m

2014 Distance: 80.09mi
2014 Outside: 80.09mi
2014 Inside: 0.00mi


A bike ride with Charlie! The trailer pulls really well until there’s an incline of any kind, at which point I slow down like someone’s pushing me backward. Which, I suppose, is sorta true.

The PG County Northwest Branch Trail is nothing short of amazing. Well graded, beautiful spaces with wide, paved space to ride. I was definitely enthused.

Ride Total: 12.9mi Cals: 1000? Time: 1h 20m

2014 Distance: 63.99mi 2014 Outside: 63.09mi 2014 Inside: 0.00mi


I had a little time in my day that I could fill with a bike ride.

Winning.

Ride Total: 7.9mi
Cals: 600?
Time: 40 min

2014 Distance: 51.09mi
2014 Outside: 51.09mi
2014 Inside: 0.00mi

I had a little time in my day that I could fill with a bike ride.

Winning.

Ride Total: 7.9mi
Cals: 600?
Time: 40 min

2014 Distance: 51.09mi
2014 Outside: 51.09mi
2014 Inside: 0.00mi


The Korte Vasa plus about ten miles of getting there and back. Yes, I ended up metroing from Metro Center to Brookland instead of riding back up the MBT, but knees were angry with me, so I decided not to push it too hard.

It was in the low 40s when we started, but mid 50s when we finished. The route was down the monuments trail, cut across the top of the Hains Point Loop, back up to Maine Ave, then down around the waterfront to the Titanic Memorial (yes, DC has a Titanic Memorial), and then down and across the Frederick Douglass Bridge, up the Anacostia Trail past the skating pavilion, up to Benning Road, then, down through The Hill (stopping to wave at @dennymayo first), north at the Supreme Court, West on Constitution, up Pennsylvania Avenue’s cycle track, then past the White House, through the GW campus, and then back to the House of Sweden for some thick and delicious blåbärssop.

A good long ride and a good start for the season. I didn’t even die!

Ride Total: 24.59mi
Cals: 2,000??? (guesstimate, no HRM)
Time: 2hr 51min

2014 Distance: 43.19mi
2014 Outside: 43.19mi
2014 Inside: 0.00mi

The Korte Vasa plus about ten miles of getting there and back. Yes, I ended up metroing from Metro Center to Brookland instead of riding back up the MBT, but knees were angry with me, so I decided not to push it too hard.

It was in the low 40s when we started, but mid 50s when we finished. The route was down the monuments trail, cut across the top of the Hains Point Loop, back up to Maine Ave, then down around the waterfront to the Titanic Memorial (yes, DC has a Titanic Memorial), and then down and across the Frederick Douglass Bridge, up the Anacostia Trail past the skating pavilion, up to Benning Road, then, down through The Hill (stopping to wave at @dennymayo first), north at the Supreme Court, West on Constitution, up Pennsylvania Avenue’s cycle track, then past the White House, through the GW campus, and then back to the House of Sweden for some thick and delicious blåbärssop.

A good long ride and a good start for the season. I didn’t even die!

Ride Total: 24.59mi
Cals: 2,000??? (guesstimate, no HRM)
Time: 2hr 51min

2014 Distance: 43.19mi
2014 Outside: 43.19mi
2014 Inside: 0.00mi


No one will mistake me for fast right now. Downhill I do pretty good, and on the flat, I’m where I should be between 15 and 20mph, but give me any kind of incline and that drops way way down to 5-10mph depending. It was ugly out there.  But, it was a gorgeous day for it, my shoes are all aligned the way they’re supposed to be, and the RFLKT+ unit did exactly what it was supposed to do. Now I have to get my cadence sensor working again, but other than that, all was technically good.

I also need to wash my bike shorts and remember them next time, because damn is that saddle hard.

Ride Total: 11.9 mi
Cals: 1100 cals (guesstimate, no HR)
Time: 1hr 10min

2014 Distance: 18.60mi
2014 Outside: 18.60mi
2014 Inside: 0.00mi

No one will mistake me for fast right now. Downhill I do pretty good, and on the flat, I’m where I should be between 15 and 20mph, but give me any kind of incline and that drops way way down to 5-10mph depending. It was ugly out there. But, it was a gorgeous day for it, my shoes are all aligned the way they’re supposed to be, and the RFLKT+ unit did exactly what it was supposed to do. Now I have to get my cadence sensor working again, but other than that, all was technically good.

I also need to wash my bike shorts and remember them next time, because damn is that saddle hard.

Ride Total: 11.9 mi
Cals: 1100 cals (guesstimate, no HR)
Time: 1hr 10min

2014 Distance: 18.60mi
2014 Outside: 18.60mi
2014 Inside: 0.00mi


A walk and a bike!

That just means I have to shoot someone to make it an Olympic Triathlon right?

The walk felt great, the bike ride felt labored.

Ride Total: 6.70 mi
Cals: 630 cals
Time: 31minutes

2014 Distance: 6.70mi
2014 Outside: 6.70mi
2014 Inside: 0.00mi


Chuck vs. the Sizzling Shrimp today! Another vintage beauty, and one that resolves the whole stupid Ellie/Morgan thing into a working, if awkward, relationship. In so doing, they drop one of the awful plot lines from the early part of the first season.

There were two themes that start in this episode that continue through the rest of the show: Chuck losing a little touch with his immediately circle as part of the needs of the spy world, and Chuck becoming a real spy. Just a month or so in, and his whole team gets grabbed, and instead of giving up, he goes after them. This is why I like Chuck, because he does the things we all wish we did, albeit Chuck does them in a delightfully real fantasy world.

Some great moments:

"Don’t get Cocky, kid" from Chuck to Casey 
Hall & Oates’ “Private Eyes” in the van
Sizzling Shrimp generally speaking.
Ride Total: 6.16 mi
AHR: 145bpm
MHR: 169bpm
Cals: 279cals

2013 Distance: 611.11mi
2013 Outside: 344.65mi
2013 Inside: 266.46mi

Chuck vs. the Sizzling Shrimp today! Another vintage beauty, and one that resolves the whole stupid Ellie/Morgan thing into a working, if awkward, relationship. In so doing, they drop one of the awful plot lines from the early part of the first season.

There were two themes that start in this episode that continue through the rest of the show: Chuck losing a little touch with his immediately circle as part of the needs of the spy world, and Chuck becoming a real spy. Just a month or so in, and his whole team gets grabbed, and instead of giving up, he goes after them. This is why I like Chuck, because he does the things we all wish we did, albeit Chuck does them in a delightfully real fantasy world.

Some great moments:

  • "Don’t get Cocky, kid" from Chuck to Casey
  • Hall & Oates’ “Private Eyes” in the van
  • Sizzling Shrimp generally speaking.

Ride Total: 6.16 mi
AHR: 145bpm
MHR: 169bpm
Cals: 279cals

2013 Distance: 611.11mi
2013 Outside: 344.65mi
2013 Inside: 266.46mi


Today’s ride was Chuck vs. The Wookiee which introduces Carina Miller temporarily as eye candy and as a rival agent with the DEA. The rumored interlude between Carina and Casey was something to love, though, and we got a bit more of a human Morgan, instead of a caricature.

Ride Total: 6.1 mi
AHR: 132bpm
MHR: 147bpm
Cals: 231 cals

2013 Distance: 604.95mi
2013 Outside: 344.65mi
2013 Inside: 260.30mi

Today’s ride was Chuck vs. The Wookiee which introduces Carina Miller temporarily as eye candy and as a rival agent with the DEA. The rumored interlude between Carina and Casey was something to love, though, and we got a bit more of a human Morgan, instead of a caricature.

Ride Total: 6.1 mi
AHR: 132bpm
MHR: 147bpm
Cals: 231 cals

2013 Distance: 604.95mi
2013 Outside: 344.65mi
2013 Inside: 260.30mi


I’m going to re-watch Chuck while riding through the winter, I think that’s what’s going to keep me motivated to ride on the trainer. Today was Chuck vs. the Tango (1x03). This is probably the episode that completed the hook for me with the show. Smooth writing, well-captured plot, and of course music by The National and Band of Horses.

Yes, in 2007.

Yes, early Morgan was annoying, and early Casey is still not the agent we love later on, but I think early Sarah more than makes up for it.

Anyway, 7.5 miles on the trainer on a day when my knees and hips were cranky. Didn’t feel great, but it did loosen my hips a bit. Knees are still out to lunch.

Ride Total: 7.5 mi
AHR: 138bpm
MHR: 157bpm
Cals: 293 cals

2013 Distance: 598.85mi
2013 Outside: 344.65mi
2013 Inside: 260.20mi

I’m going to re-watch Chuck while riding through the winter, I think that’s what’s going to keep me motivated to ride on the trainer. Today was Chuck vs. the Tango (1x03). This is probably the episode that completed the hook for me with the show. Smooth writing, well-captured plot, and of course music by The National and Band of Horses.

Yes, in 2007.

Yes, early Morgan was annoying, and early Casey is still not the agent we love later on, but I think early Sarah more than makes up for it.

Anyway, 7.5 miles on the trainer on a day when my knees and hips were cranky. Didn’t feel great, but it did loosen my hips a bit. Knees are still out to lunch.

Ride Total: 7.5 mi
AHR: 138bpm
MHR: 157bpm
Cals: 293 cals

2013 Distance: 598.85mi 2013 Outside: 344.65mi 2013 Inside: 260.20mi


Of course, the day after I put the bike on the trainer, it’s 70, sunny, and I have some free afternoon time to ride. So I unmounted the bike and headed out on the streets. It was just about perfect out there, and I rode for about an hour.

This was the curtailed version of my usual ride, west toward the park, but this time down 11th to U, over to the 15th Street Cycle Track, down to the PA Ave Cycle Track, then around the Capitol to the MBT and home again. Great ride! Can’t believe I got one in in November!

Ride Total: 11.1 mi
AHR: 150bpm
MHR: 175bpm
Cals: 646 cals

2013 Distance: 591.35mi
2013 Outside: 344.65mi
2013 Inside: 252.70mi


Well, it’s winter biking season. I am going to try to ride indoors all winter. Here’s Santa Ana hooked up to the torture machine, which meant I had to take out the normal rear hub and put in the special one that came with the trainer, which was more of a greasy bear than I was expecting. I swear I must have burned 100 calories just taking the bike apart and reassembling it in the trainer.

But, once I got it in, I did five miles to feel it out. Man am I behind on my biking. But, now I can do 5-10 a day without too much trouble, and technically I could ride on that trainer hub if I had to or if the weather gets nice. I also have the city bike to use.

The lower picture is my new RFKLT+ sensor kit. My old winter setup had an iPhone mount that acted as a sensor interface for my cadence and wheel speed sensor which is ANT, and used bluetooth for my HR monitor. This RFKLT+ bike computer acts as the ANT interface and connects over Bluetooth 4.0 LE.

That means I can leave my phone on the window sill instead of having to strap it to my bike. A+.

While I was in LA, I biked about 30 miles indoors on the hotel gym bike, that is reflected in these new totals.

Ride Total: 5.02 mi
AHR: 135bpm
MHR: 156bpm
Cals: 197 cals

2013 Distance: 580.25mi
2013 Outside: 333.55mi
2013 Inside: 252.70mi


I started my Cyclemeter late, but here’s the ride with my Dad this morning.

Distance: 14.1 mi
Cals (est): 1278

2013 Distance: 545.23mi
2013 Outside: 333.55mi
2013 Inside: 217.68mi

I started my Cyclemeter late, but here’s the ride with my Dad this morning.

Distance: 14.1 mi
Cals (est): 1278

2013 Distance: 545.23mi
2013 Outside: 333.55mi
2013 Inside: 217.68mi



Posts I Liked on Tumblr