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Tuesday 8/12/08…”6-Mile Run”

Posted in training on August 14, 2008 by jimvreeland

Chris DeNoma and I went over to 6-Mile to do some mountain cycling. I no longer have a computer on my MTB so I have no idea what happened. We went fast and did the whole place, I’d imagine we rode for about 2 hours and I know there were places we went over 25mph on the flats. I’ve forgotten how cool this place was, I will be putting back into my regular rotation from now on.

-Jim.

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Monday 8/11/08…”cyclocross base”

Posted in training on August 11, 2008 by jimvreeland

I got rained out yesterday so I had to do a long ride today. I put in a little over 3 hours on the CX bike. Started out with a 6 mile road ride to the D&R Canal entrance in South Bound Brook. Rode the D&R to Six-Mile Run to hit some sweet singletrack. To 6-mile took just under an hour. I spent another hour and a bit goofing around through 6-Mile and pooped out on Rt. 27. Another hour on the road through New Brunswick and Rutgers back into Piscataway. I may do this ride in the other direction because I was wet and muddy from 6-Mile while sitting on the road at tempo for an hour, it doesn’t feel good 3-hours into a ride. Or I could just do this ride when it’s not raining 🙂 I have no computer on my cross bike so other than time and feel, I have no idea what I did today fitness wise but I will say it was the first time in a long time I took a 2-hour nap after a ride.

-Jim.

Thursday 8/7/08…”Round Valley road loop”

Posted in training on August 11, 2008 by jimvreeland

59.89 miles, 3:15 ride time, 18.37 avg spd, 185 avg watts…

This morning Chris Esnes and I met at the shop to do the Round Valley road loop. Solid tempo with some climbs here and there. My legs are starting to come back but I still can’t put down the big power yet because my back is far from healed…

-Jim.

Friday 7/25/08…”Epic CX ride”

Posted in training on July 26, 2008 by jimvreeland

Today was a long one, 4+ hours on the ‘cross bike. It didn’t seem that long because I was so excited to ride my pretty new machine!! Started out with a 40 minute commute into work, including going up Washington Rock with a 42t single-ring, ouchie. I spent any time I could riding off the side of the road in the dirt or gravel or people’s yards or whatever I could find that wasn’t paved. Fun, fun, fun. After work I did the first half of our Thursday hill loop and scouted out a park on the way to do CX practices, 30 minutes to the park, 60 minutes figuring out a loop and then doing “hot laps”. I left and continued on our Thursday loop which goes past Chimney Rock, what the hell I said, let’s do a loop at the rock on the CX bike!! Almost an hour later I came out into the lot, the looks I got!! Priceless!! I also had the chance to drop some guys on one of the climbs, and later went by some “freeriders” struggling through some logs that I just hopped, bitches!! Rode home from the rock at a slower pace, I was starting to get tired, took almost an hour, ouchie. I LOVE my new cross bike!!

-Jim.

Sunday 7/20/08…”Tour de Hartshorne”

Posted in training on July 20, 2008 by jimvreeland

A good group of us got together this morning for a session over at Hartshorne and Huber woods. It was pretty hot so the pace was quick, but not deadly. I went through 5 bottles during the ride, HOT!! I will state that only 1 guy showed up on a 26er, he didn’t make it up the first climb with the group. Coincidence? I think not!! Started out with a single-speed friendly loop, then Mr. G led us around Huber, much success!! Then to finish it off we did my loop, in which Bill and I left the punk-ass SS’ers for dead and actually rode FAST!! Good times. HIGH FIVE!! Had to cut the loop short though as we both need to out by 11. Good times, good times…Here’s a map of the ride from Freddy’s super-pimpin’ GPS…Another interesting note, 3,400 feet of elevation in 20 miles? Not too shabby…

-Jim.