Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed the time off. I was up in Tahoe the week between Christmas and New Year with family. It’s been a very mild winter so far here in Northern Cali, so I brought my bike just in case I could escape for a ride. It helped that my sis was there and both sets of grandparents to keep the kiddos entertained. I’ve ridden the lake a half dozen times over the past few years and I was interested to see where my fitness was. My PR from this past summer in my peak training zone was 3hrs and 59min.
My dad was in town and likes to play photog, so I saw him at the Emerald Bay climb snapping away!
I was psyched to see 3:56 at the finish and averaged 18.2mph for the whole ride for a new PR. I never felt pushed and it felt almost “easy”!
The HR data is what I was most psyched about, as I averaged a full 5bpm lower than my previous best and still PR’d! Coach was also thrilled with this aspect of the ride!
I also tried out my new Drift HD bikecam, but had some technical challenges in angle and also ability to buy a micro sd card in Tahoe. Next time I will have mastered my new toy! Here’s to a healthy 2012 with many Pr’s!