First of all, I have to apologize because I kind of messed up the comment section. I am not still sure how this “press this” works. I hope to figure it out pretty soon.
Now, without much ado, this week is kind of half summer vacation week and I have no work in the morning, so I went for a longer training ride.
The day before yesterday, I went for a 70 mile ride with three passes. I went as far as the first mountain, climbed to the top (starting with 9 % hill and lasting about 2 miles to the top, ending with 11 – 12% slope) and came back down. It was 38.63 (I usually shut down my device earlier because if it is on in the resident area, I kind of distracted by the average speed and all and it is dangerous for both me and pedestrians) miles on Garmin, and in reality, a couple miles more.
If it is totally flat, I can go about 19 miles per hour average up to 75 miles but with this climb done, it is about 17 miles per hour. I hope to ride faster. Other stats are on this website:
On the other hand, I am glad because except for the first three splits, my average speed was around 19 – 20 miles per hour. The last section, where I went for a sprint, 21 miles per hour (for 1.3 miles) and it is satisfying for me.
I felt a little easier because while I was riding, the wind was cool, but still temperature was over 90 by the time I got home and I was so hot. I took a shower and had a diet coke but how I wished I didn’t have to work today and would be able to grab a beer and lie down on my bed. 😀
Tomorrow I will go shopping with my wife to Costco (it is in Japan, too!). The day after tomorrow, I will go for another long one.