Saturday I joined Anna at the Kelly Acres indoor compu-trainer class. It was my first time doing one of these classes. It was way more motivating than riding in front of the TV at home. As Anna described it “Once you see that little cyclist figure representing you on the screen you cant help but feel motivated to ride fast”.
With the equipment hook ups multiple statistics could be measured including watts, speed, total distance traveled and position compared to other riders. I've never owned one of those watt meters but after riding for a while I could see why it would be pretty valuable information to know in order to compare yourself to others and personal past performances.
In the 15min all out test I came in third (of people who have done it this year) and averaged just under 300 watts. Hopefully I can improve on that.
photos from Kelly acres blog
On Sunday I road with Jeff Dickey in sub-freezing temperatures on snow covered trails in gambrill state park. I was expecting it to be pretty slow going but the snow was packed down from others who came before us so it was fast. It was just the two of us and we did a pretty big loop in under 2 hours. We ate at the mountain view diner after the ride. Dinner fanatic John Burns would love it.