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I had a great training ride on March 16, 2013. The St Paddy’s Palomar event has two options A. 68 miles with 6800 feet of gain B. 92 miles 8500 feet of gain but what does an ultra cyclist choose? Option C none of the above 131 miles with 11,600 feet of gain. I brought my REV Cycling teammate Lori Hoechlin, and met a few other endurance cyclists Jim Knight, Bob Bingham and Bob “Rock Lizard” Andrews at the Starbucks in Del Mar. We rode to and from the event and added a few extra miles. Lori had two slow leaking flats and probably worked harder than she needed to on such a long day. I had a great day on the bike. I had great legs and felt like I was holding back all day.
A quick word about the event. It was a fun time with more low key people showing up. No organized start just a steady rolling out of riders. Left to themselves riders know that a wave of 100 riders wouldn’t be safe 5 miles down the road as you climb Lake Wholford. You crossed your name off of a roster at the checkpoints and at the finish. Huge spread of pasta dishes salad and bread at the finish. I would do this event again! Thank you Jo and Rob of CCSD!
I used my SRM power meter to keep my power within preset ranges on all climbs. A power meter is ESSENTIAL for proper pacing in endurance cycling events. I felt great all day having paced my self properly. I am an authorized SRM dealer shoot me an email– firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to discuss purchasing an SRM Power Meter and pursuing a personalized power based training program from from me.
Calories burned 5,500 Calories consumed 2,100 calories in 10 hours
Below is a great shot taken of my by Mike Kurtz
In this picture Skins CY400 compression cycling jersey bib shorts SPY Performance Pink Screws Swiftwick 7″wool socks Serfas Helix tires, Serfas Pro Series cycling gloves, Serfas pink bar tape and Suplest Supzero cycling shoes SRM Dura-Ace power meter and PowerControl 7 – thank you to all of REV Cycling sponsors!
This was also the longest ride in my new Suplest Supzero cycling shoes supplied by REV Cycling sponsor Serfas. I have a full product review coming soon. For now I’m putting in the miles and the hours. This was a long ride of over 130 miles with over 11,000 feet of climbing and lots of time in the saddle and my feet were quite comfortable. Shoot me an email with “Suplest Shoes” in your subject if you have any specific questions. Stay tuned for full product review on Suplest Supzero cycling shoes.
Below are screen shots from Garmin for the map and summary and screen shots from Training Peaks WKO 3.0.
Entire training ride
Lake Wholford great climb bottom half then ran into friend that was having gearing issues and paced her up a bit and then pulled over to adjust her rear derailleur.
Palomar Mountain Lower Section Goal maintain 3 – 3.5 w/kg
Palomar Mountain Upper Section- Goal maintain 3 – 3.5 w/kg
Cole Grade at 90 ish miles into our day I holding back and pacing my REV Cycling teammate Lori Hoechlin who was fading- she recovered nicely for the last 40 miles of the day. Goal maintain over 3.0 w/kg but had to hold back