Yesterday, I completed a 90 km training ride in preparation for the Pacific Popular next weekend. Afterward, I headed to the club for a steam, shave and shower. When I arrived about 4 pm the parking lot was full. There were no spots left to lock my bike. I have never seen this before. I bike to the club most days, and usually have my pick of spots. This is a good sign. Now the parking lot for cars is larger, much larger, BUT, and this is a big but, more members are cycling!
There is a 🚴🏼 revolution afoot 😎
Oh, the training ride. Well, I think I have this fuelling thing figured out for this 4 hour ride. Two hours before hitting the road I ate cereal with almond milk and a banana (305 calories). 30 minutes beforehand, another banana (90 calories). During the ride I had yet another banana (90 calories), a cliff bar (250 calories), a slice of cold pizza (~ 100 calories) and drank 25 oz of water with a scoop of Vega electrolyte hydrator (0 calories) mixed in. A total of ~ 835 calories. This is less than I would have expected. I expend ~ 300 / hour or 1,200 calories. Perhaps I’m expending more like 210 calories / hour and need to work harder 😎 But I certainly finished strong, racing up a 3 km climb to complete the ride.
The pizza was leftover from dinner the night before 😏
I think I’m ready.
Always good to see more cyclists–now, you’ve got to get more cycle parking.
LOL. I’ll speak with the club manager. Right now I’m lobbying for more spinning bikes. I guess the two go hand in hand.
Well that’s a great sign to see all that pedal power… revoloution in progress 🙂
You are right. It didn’t last long. And I thought I was making a difference, setting an example for everyone.
All the very best. I shall keep your dietary practice as a guideline for myself too. Sometimes through the ride I feel slightly worn out. 🙂