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14622 total / 1787 in 2014
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A Goal - Sub 130 min at Oulton Park Duathlon Mar 2014 A Goal - Sub 80 min for Llanrwst Tri A - Sub 125 at Oulton Park Duathlon Nov 13 B - Break 21.33 4 5km

Penrhyn David Y rode: It occurred to me tha...

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  • 21 miles
  • 01:15 time
  • 16.5 pace
  • 1036 calories
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  • 0 ft climb
  • 146 max hr
  • 125 avg hr
    • Currently 3/5 Effort.
    effort 3/5
great Up and Down with my friend Mr WIND :) 20.58 mi 01:15 16.5mph pace

It occurred to me that many of my posts include a mention of my good friend Mr Wind. In order to outline why this is, I just spent a few mins trawling the net. The first thing many visitors notice about the area is the off-shore wind farms :) They are currently growing at a significant rate and will collectively be the largest in Europe, and in the top 5 in the world, by 2014! In addition to that, just over the Little Orme, the hill I use for my hill intervals, is a famous local tree. This tree has 1 distinguishing feature - the wind has blown it so hard for so long, that it looks like this (see photo). Safe to say, the wind will be a feature of my workouts for the next 30-50 YEARS!!
Now back to the good stuff.
Wind speed was 25-35mph (Free wheeling at 20mph!)
Session today was just to get out there and turn the pedals.
Wet roads meant no land speed records were on but I did manage a few miles at just over 30mph after my warmup lap :)))
AvHR 125 AvCAD 85

Hoping tomorrow will be dry enough to get the hill intervals done!

Weather's looking up a bit here so, Go On - Ready - Set - GOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Paul H.
    Paul H.

    great cycling as usual

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Eddie O.
    Eddie O.

    great session, Mr.Wind sounds like a great companion! hahaha!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Bigbillrunner
    Bigbillrunner

    Mr wind? Kind of like a neighbor that you're not really thrilled about but he's not moving away any time soon so why not be friendly?

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan P.

    Nice riding with Mr. Wind!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Michelle H.
    Michelle H.

    Utterly brilliant David. I'm with you on the wind problem - I live right on the coast on the wind has been ridiculous so far this year. I even have to fight on the downhills! xx

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Joe J.

    Challenging!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Ruth H.
    Ruth H.

    Great cycling again! I wouldnt want your constant companion,although we seem to be getting our fair share lately!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Brad P.
    Brad P.

    Interesting explanation about Mr. Wind, I would love to see a photo of that tree, it sounds pretty amazing. Nice ride today, David, even with your friend Mr. Wind making you work harder!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Gregor N.
    Gregor N.

    Mr. bike =) what are you preparing for David? nice ride!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Sandra C S.
    Sandra C S.

    I'm impressed at how well you handle that wild wind, David. It only makes you stronger. You must fly on the roads when you're away visiting a place that's less windy. Great job!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Paul S.
    Paul S.

    The wind does sound tiring so you must be a strong rider what am i saying i know you are mate awesome ride David

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Greg F.
    Greg F.

    LOL. Great job hanging out with your friend. You are building a relationship that will surely be influential.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Dan C.
    Dan C.

    The wind must agree with you David, strong ride.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Steve T.
    Steve T.

    Imagine what you'll be able to do in a race with no wind!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Bonnie G.
    Bonnie G.

    Ah, mr wind! Just think how zippy you are without it David. :-) that picture is crazy!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Lee C.
    Lee C.

    Great cycling!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • 26x25
    26x25

    Great riding indeed. When that wind farm is complete no wind will reach shore................ ;-)

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Robin S.
    Robin S.

    Dodging the twin plagues of snot-fest and chafed ring - what a heroic bounce-back there!!!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Kc
    Kc

    I've come to the realization that nothing beats wind. I refuse to give him anymore props on my posts b/c he's an ingrate! NIce job battling Mr. Wind (i have a better name for him but don't want to get kicked off of DM) today David!!

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Leah You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    Embracing that wind does nothing but make you MORE unstoppable and badass - Fantastic ride - cycling ANIMAL !!

    over 2 years ago