You may have read the statistics. Based on world record times in marathons, cycling time trials and swimming events, there is a consensus that endurance athletics reach their peak performance at about age 30. The graph of age vs. performance then shows a steady decline in performance through the 30s, 40s and 50s, then a […]
You may recall in an earlier post my discussion about negative splits in brevets, or lack thereof. It turns out that in the 32 randonneuring events since 2006 for which I have power data, only two (a 2010 fleche and the second day of the PA1240 in 2009) have higher average numbers for the second […]
Now that the weather has improved a bit and I’ve been able to do some longer distance rides the past three weekends, I can look back on the worst January/February weather I have encountered for at least 10 years. During those eight weeks or so, I got about 300 miles on the road, no ride […]
Jud glad to have his first 200k of the season done, originally uploaded by Shane Beake.
This is me at approximately 4:45 p.m. yesterday. The smile on my face is because (a) I just rode 125 miles (200k) on my bike for the first time since late October and (b) […]