Sunday, 13 September 2009

This weekend

I got myself an indoor trainer from a guy on the TriWa forum, for $70. It's not branded, Cyclops (an imitation of Cycle-ops?) and it's pretty basic but it serves it's function.

Although winter has just ended, the stubborn, stormy weather conditions seems to refuse to go away. I might find this gadget pretty useful after all. Also, if I'm hardworking enough, I might include regular, quick spinning sessions in my training regime, in front of the TV hehheh.

Having said that, today the skies cleared up a bit and I was able to ride outdoors. Was tracking pretty well until the last 10km, when I had a sudden bout of fatigue. There were some headwind on the journey out and I was hoping for some tailwind on the way back. But unfortunately, the wind changed directions and in my tired state, I was in no mood to fight the wind.

Completed a total of 80.62km in 2:51:22 (average 28.2kph). I even called off doing a 6km brick run after. Maybe I was feeling the after effects of the 10km run late yesterday evening (which I was pretty happy with - 42:39 in windy conditions with gusts up to 40kph!)

Hope I feel stronger next week. By the way, Sofian, this aero position picture is for you.

11 comments:

Raymond Hee said...

wahh...very aero now! btw, cool aero helmet u hv there

kev said...

Thanks, Ray with more aero, I hope to cycle faster too ;)

I got the helmet for $70 too, also from the forum.

plee said...

Nice pic Kev! How do you set the trainer so it does not "melt" yr tyres? I got myself a trainer too but found the spinnin too lite so maxed the resistance and tightened up against rear wheel. After 20 minutes I noticed the smell of rubber and then saw that my rear tyre had worn quite badly... H.E.L.P

kev said...

Thanks, Paul! To be honest, I haven't really tried out the trainer yet. And I think you can buy tyres specially for indoor trainers. But I'm not the expert, hehheh.

sofiantriathlete said...

Nice elbow position

barnsey said...

you need a block under the front wheel so you're riding level. you can get multi- height ones to simulate hills too, or just use phone books

kev said...

Thanks, Sofian. You know I took so many shots to show you the nicest picture, hehheh.

Barnsey, yeah I noticed that. I'm using yellowpages now. Will replace it with whitepages when it gets flatter.

Chan Jun Shen said...

i can see the slipstream.. hahaha

kev said...

Hehheh, no lah, very far away man.

cRAzYtoMatOmaN-D said...

looking good!!
next thing u need...a wind tunnel? :P

kev said...

Yeah, although I really dislike the wind :P

Would be good for training.