Monday, 26 April 2010

Friday, 2 April 2010

Happy Oaster!

The two not-still-in-the-United-States-of-A members of TroisV met up this Good Friday morning and took a train out to the not-quite-hilariously named Headcorn to ride a 36 miles or so loop through the Kent countryside. With the exception of a couple nothing-to-sniff-at and somewhat deceptive climbs, it was a pretty flat, if potholetastic, route. For one member it conjured childhood memories of spending weekends riding around the Kent countryside in the back of his parents' car (which often made me queasy; I think it needed its rear suspension adjusted), and for another it brought home the hard fact that not all breakfasts are created equal.

We also saw some sort of wacky eco-house with a grass strip running up and over its roof.

On the train ride back we had a brief conversation with a man who owns the same bike as Dr. Matt, and who was headed to the Tour of Flanders for the weekend. A photo was taken of the the three bikes strapped together so we could almost pretend that Matt was kind of with us.

Anyway, we avoided the rain, except for the part from Charing Cross Station back home.

Here are the stats, from Jon's computer:

Distance: 31.61m
Time: 2:35:23:95
Average Speed: 12.2mph
Maximum Speed: 27.7mph
Average Heart Rate: 155 bpm (zone 3!)
Maximum Heart Rate: 188 bpm
Average Pace: 4m54s per mile
Average Cadence: 61
Calories burned: 1570


For your listening pleasure this Easter Weekend: