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Big Virgil
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« on: Sep 12, 2011 at 10:44 »

OK - Since the Steelers didn't do anything this weekend, I thought I'd share what I did, which is the biggest bike ride I have ever done.  Good thing, Like Kramer, "I have the body of a taught pre-teen Swedish boy".

Previously, the most ascent/climbing (The Garmin link calls it elevation gain) I have had on a ride is approx 4,200 ft.  This ride was almost 5,900 ft and Pretty much all of it above 10,000 ft.  I do OK until about 11,000 ft.  After that body size and weight start workig against you even more than usual, so I start getting slow.

One website, where I found this ride, said the average time for this ride is 7.5 hours and I did it in 8.  I feel pretty good about that since in the biking world, 190 lbs is considered obese, regardless of height, and anything over 210 is considered a joke.  More affectionately reffered to as a Clyde (clydesdale).  Having said that, I feel pretty good about my time.

I don't currently have a chest strap, so all the heart rate info and calorie burn info is waaaay off.  For calorie burn I was probably, atleast 6,500 if not closer to 7,500 with an average HR of approx 160.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/113523389

EDIT:  When the link is open, click "Aerial" on the map to get a Google Earth type of view.

That's all I got.


« Last Edit: Sep 12, 2011 at 12:06 by Big Virgil » Logged

Looks like you've been missing a lot of work lately.
I wouldn't say I've been *missing* it, Bob.
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 12, 2011 at 12:48 »

Holy fuck, 8 hours?  Hope you've got a comfortable seat.  That's crazy, man.  Congrats.

I think I burned 250 calories just looking at that.
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 12, 2011 at 12:58 »

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I don't currently have a chest strap,


Nah, but now you have a taint that looks like everyone's favorite Holiday treat.

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« Reply #3 on: Sep 12, 2011 at 22:11 »

Holy fuck, 8 hours?  Hope you've got a comfortable seat.  That's crazy, man.  Congrats.

I think I burned 250 calories just looking at that.

Thanks.  The bike seat area becomes, ahh, noticeable, at about the 6 hour mark.  Due to terrain, the last 45 minutes was down hill, so more standing on the pedals than sitting and pedaling which was a good thing.

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« Reply #4 on: Sep 12, 2011 at 22:13 »

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Nah, but now you have a taint that looks like everyone's favorite Holiday treat.




LOL - I got nothin.  I must still be tired.
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