In this blog post I am tracking my training goals and plan for RBC Century 2017. Important Notes: There are a few important take away points from last years training plans and tracking progress. A few things are very important. I will try to elaborate on these below, Stretching of the back is necessary. I … Continue reading Mission 4: RBC Century 2017
Abstract: Attended the Velocipede Annual Meeting on Saturday 1/7/17. The Team founders are race enthusiasts, and they were talking about building an aerobic base until the middle of March 2017. The idea is that if you are capable to riding 90 minutes in a fasting state with just water to keep you hydrated, then your body … Continue reading About Building an Aerobic Base
It has not been a week since I did the Sea Gull Century, but I am already beginning to fear that I will lose all my fitness gains by not pushing myself due to the lack of a century or event during the winter months. Hence, I have decided to set a goal of riding a 60+ and … Continue reading October 2016: Fitness Challenge
Centuries and Gran Fondos April 9, Campagnolo Gran Fondo San Diego, CA May 15, Campagnolo GFNY New York, NY May 20, 2017 Tour of Battenkill, NY (Great American Cycling Series) June 4, 2017 America's most beautiful bike ride, Lake Tahoe, CA August 28, Golden Gran Fondo GFNCS, CO August 28, RBC Century, VA (Cheap) September 25, … Continue reading Events and Interests 2017
Drafting really matters: During the century ride I was losing my breath just to get my speed up to 11-12 miles/hour; however, when I started drafting I was able to easily maintain speeds between 17-20 miles/hour. I finished the century in 6 hours and averaged just around 16 miles/hour. I wish I had also drafted during … Continue reading Lessons from the Sea Gull Century 2016
The Sea Gull Century is historically a flat century with a route that allows the participants to ride through the scenic shores of Assateague Island and Ocean City, MD. I have never done this ride before; however, I have completed the RBC (Reston Bicycle Club) Century in 2014, and have recently completed the Metric Century ride … Continue reading Mission 2: Sea Gull Century 2016
Velo Sage's story of taking up cycling over other recreational activities I grew up playing cricket, soccer, badminton, swimming and other sports. I was actually quite good at Cricket, I say this because I have been begged to open the batting for every team that I have played for in my life. I also excelled at … Continue reading Why Cycling?