Saturday, February 03, 2007

January Bicycling Totals

I know that posting your exercise regimen on the web is sort of trite, but it helps me keep track of where I am and perhaps encourages my father, who will be going on RAGBRAI with me, to keep on his new trainer (he consulted me on the cell while I was at Ikea). Spin, Dad, spin. Don't pretend you're climbing hills - it's Iowa. You're primarily interested in spinning to get your legs used to the motion and make sure you can do a long haul at 10-12 miles per hour. Get outside when you can (as it's warmer where you are) as it's mentally easier to do longer distances outside and it will prepare you more for real biking. And don't feel compelled to climb Mt. Lemmon every day - we're not doing the Alpe d'Huez.

Here's a fun biking link for people who have read this far, courtesy of my bike group, TCBC - Top 50 Bicycling Tours in the U.S. I wish they'd have just listed them rather than making me use that interface, but I like it that it links to the actual sites if there's only one important ride in a state.

409.20 miles
1,416 minutes, 23.9 seconds of biking
38,126.8 calories (adjusted for weight), about 11 pounds of energy
Approximately a 2% grade on my trainer with the fan on

I think, if I read my numbers right, I'm down about 10 pounds, but down 18 pounds of fat.


Anonymous said...

You need to add 10 to 15 inches of snow to the picture. The Inn was located below the two new homes at the end of the picture. Not much more is up their. The pie shop is still their. I am a little behine you on miles only about 105 over the last 2 weeks. It is in the low 30's in the morning and and hits 45 by afternoon. The longest cool or as they say here cold spell in very many years. It is to warm up starting next week. The trainer works well along with the treadmill.

LissyJo said...

Didn't you tell dad that he shouldn't put his bike on the treadmill?