D: stupid Mavic odometer has no instructions on how to calibrate to a 24" MBT tire, grr.
Mavic, you SUCK ASS.
NEVER BUY ONE.
So I've been biking in no-man's-land for speed or distance.
Anyway, I finally tweaked Mapquest to set the path I take from home to King to Heidelberg.
... It wasn't 30km.
It was... um about 15km.
It takes me LESS than an hour. I set the sim at 60mins. More like 55 these days, possibly 53.
The watt output over an hour.... 59.
Midrange accomplished amateur.
What a kick in the cojones that is.
I mean, sure, I can do bench reps with my body, perfect sets of 75 pushups, 20 chinups no prob. And much else.
I'm a generalist.
OK at 10 not 9 mph... about 68 watts.
11mph? 78 watts.
12 - 89.
At 13mph, I reach 100 watts for an hour- out of the limp-wristed sissy league.
Gawd, I have my work cut out for me!
Oie! About 20kph.
I mean, I can CHEAT.
Higher pressure tires. Lighter frame. Hybrid tires. Smooth rear tire. Et al.
But that is just that - cheating.
Not a better athlete. A better bike.
D: My legs run, rollerblade. Heavy squats. Deadlift- almost 500 lbs at 175 lbs!
Not specialized biking legs. Nor disproportionate. Yet.
They're starting to get the same blue veiny http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100323192329.htm my chest got around 30,000 pushups this year.
But not huge yet.
I've seen the 'specialists' Guys with these monster legs grafted, Frankenstein-esque like, onto a tiny torso.
Doesn't seem worth it.
But still - I do wanna cross Canada with my legs.
I suspect I have a lotta hybrid type muscle- can convert between strength and endurance.
Lotsa room for improved vascularity.
More local glycogen storage.
Training to use lactic acid waste byproduct is still a work in progress. I do train hard to discomfort.
And what does the super wonderful science news site Sciencedaily have to say about it?
Arginine plus anti-ox.
Nuts 'n seafood. Good fer ya anyway. Healthy fat profile.
Resistance to exhale results in improved aerobic efficiency.
Coffee megadose good- but only for submax activity.
Also reduces post exercise pain 'n increase glycogen uptake.
Use with care.
Will research more later.