This is my training log from Feb 1, 2009 to July 26, 2009. Ironman USA - Lake Placid New York.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Saturday 3 hour bike

Lynne and I went out last night to see my old friend, Jim Parker's band play their last gig. One of the group are leaving so it will be a while before they get out on the road again.

The gig was great. The band has knocked it up a couple of notches. They rocked the house down. Great to see! Congrats old friend.

Needless to say, I slept in this morning. I didn't get started my ride until 9:00, so I just finished now and the day is half over. I've also only got 18 hours before Doris and I head out on our 29k run tomorrow morning.

I rode the Live Video Lake Placid course today. I finished up at the A&W, just past Mel's diner, across the road from the North Pole Motel. 70k into the ride, just about 1k out of the out and back.

I can't say that they have built the perfect application. There are spots where the scenery sped up and then slows down. The evaluations are off a bit. The screen went black at one point where the trees blocked out the sun. At one spot, a bug walked down the windshield of the car window that they drove around in. I'm so glad no birds flew into their windshield. It would have been like pulling "Fabio on the Roller Coaster".

Yup there are lots of places where we can complain about the quality, but overall, it didn't matter a bit. For anyone who has ridden that course, or done that Ironman, the memories all along the route are exciting as hell. The store at the bottom of the hill in Keene, the creek on the right side as you bike into Jay. All the stuff hanging over the road at the turn around in the out and back. It's great. I could even see the sign on the fence that my kids had put up with all of our pictures on it.

What a great way to while away the hours.

Tale of the tape? 70k - 3 hours, 24 kph, 130 watts.

OK - that's it - shower time!

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