The Vid of my Hill Climb Training

This morning, I tried a little new thing. When I climbed, I took out my iPhone4S and turned the vid on and shot a video for about 20 seconds. Hope it will come out well.

So today, I went to climb a little hill about 10km (6 miles) from my house. On regular weekday, this is my practicing place because higher passes are all a little far away (the one I went yesterday was closest and still 20 miles away). This place has two 10 – 12 % hill but total length is about 1 km (0.6 mile) and a little too short so I usually climb twice or three times but it depends on how much time I’ve got.

Since I rode a little harder yesterday, I rode using about 80% of my energy. Today was sort of recovery type of ride. So I climbed once without using an inner gear and the second round I climbed without working hard. That’s why I decided to climb with shooting a video. At the end, I pedaled hard, though. For the last 6 miles, I went at the average of about 20 miles per hour (which means I rode around 22 miles per hour because I had to stop at the traffic signals and all).

Here’s my Garmin data:

And here’s my vid:


About dw64 (or Masa(aki) or Mark)

I am 52-year-old Japanese male. Ever since I watched Sesame Street when I was VERY young (5 years old?). I fell in love with American English and culture. I learned English hard and now I am teaching it. Then when I was 18, I had an opportunity to stay with an American family in Shell Knob, Missouri and I asked them to educate me as an American kid. So they taught me the American way and even my taste for food has changed completely so I call this rebirth! Then when I was 30 (I visited the U.S. several times but they were short stays), I joined the MA course in teaching English of graduate school in Vermont. I stayed about 10 months there (it was an intensive course). I stayed in a dorm and learned a lot inside and outside of classrooms. I got all the credits but I failed because of the difference in the context between the U.S. and JAPAN cuz it is so hard to teach English in The way I learned in the course because in Japan, teaching is about understanding grammar and structure in Japanese. But my journey does not end here. Last year I was admitted the CELTA course in NYC where I worked hard and got this certificate that certifies that I had finished the course and qualified to teach English to people who want learn English as a second language by Cambridge University standard. So if you are one of those people, send me a message and I can help you learn American English (I got this at Cambridge but basically they teach different English depending on location). Why did I pick NYC? Well, I am a huge fan of American everything! I live the country even when that demagogue guy is the President so I am an authentic fan of it. I mean, I love the U.S. more than anything in this world. There was a guy who loved Japan so much so after he retired he came to Japan and became a citizen. I want to do the same, actually. So now I am so into it, I listen to NYC CBS radio 880 all the time except when I watch dramas on Netflix, HBO or HULLU or read paperbacks on Kindle (read 70 books in the last two years). And then I am writing in English. I hope to be able to write something publishable in the future but I have to learn some more. As for my learning, I have almost done usual stuff so now I decide to do things that native speakers who wish to be writers will do. At least I learned 8000 words and phrases in the last couple years and I confirmed that I know more than 22000 words, which is tantamount to the number of words American graduate school students have. Well I might talk about these things, too, but I will talk about my favorite things in this blog. I love American dramas. I love the ones with some sci-fi portion in it. Like, from HULU, Gotham, Lucifer, Fringe, etc. I love good comedies so I love Seinfeld, SNL and night shows. Netflix? Luke Cage, Daredevil, and other defenders. I love legends of tomorrow, too. HBO, Game of Thrones!! And I also loved Night of and West World. I also might talk about cycling (road biking) and all other stuff! Please feel free to comment!
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2 Responses to The Vid of my Hill Climb Training

  1. pudgycyclist says:

    That looks like a beast of a climb. Kudos for you! Beautiful paved road up the hill. Is that a dedicated bike path? Also, I love the scenery even though it was a short clip! Can’t wait to see more footage of your riding areas. keep them coming =)

    • Thanks! That is a gate way to a little park with a camping site and it is on top of a small hill. There is little traffic on regular mornings so good practice sites. Well, I suddenly came up with an idea, held my iPhone in my hand and just did it. Well if I come up with a better idea, I will try again.

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