SUNNY BIKE RIDE AROUND TEHACHAPI - 22 June 2014
Bike Ride - Tehachapi, Ca
Like yesterday I made a video of my daily bike ride using the new camera. This day I rode my rode bike instead of the mountain bike. So, I rode around the surface streets around the area instead of cruising into the desert like I did on Friday.
The plan was to go out light then end strong after going a ways. Unfortunately, that's not what happened. In fact, it turned into one of my faster rides on one of the routes I do every week. I set a new record for that route--I know because I record all sorts of data during my exercise sessions. Unfortunately, I didn't go out nearly as long as planned. Oh well.
There are some exciting portions on this ride. One can be a huge speedy downhill but I got stuck behind a car that wanted to go 10 mph less than the speed limit. Yes, I did think of passing him. No, I did not and just went a bit slower.
I did do two rides this day. The first, the one imaged here, finished at the local Starbucci's, which you can see at the end of the movie. The second route did a portion of the first ride and was much slower. My average heart rate was much higher which is expected. Seems there's thing thing call cardiac drift which is associated with increasing heart rate for the same level of effort. I've read if you're more fit cardiac drift is less of an issue. I have no first hand experience of this because I seem to suffer from it every one of my long rides.