The Lake to Furnace


Originally posted by Isaias ODaniell from his blog here:

Baltimore Bike Club (BBC) member, Bob ( nickname – Greater Brown) and I met at Baltmore’s Lake Montebello at just about 9am. We both rode from our respective homes to the lake, nearly 8 miles for me.

While riding around the lake for a few loops, I noticed that the wind was out of the north. Also, it was snowing with perhaps a little sleet mixed in–a wintry mix.

Bob and I waited for others to show up, but no one else came even though the ride was listed on the BBC listserv and confirmed to be still on.

The ride was pretty uneventful–a good thing on a day like today. Motor vehicle operators seemed very tolerant throughout the ride.

Outside of the city, the winter precipitation was off and on. At one point it was coming down rather steady.

At the midway point, we stopped for something to eat–hot subs at Three Brothers Pizza. Bob had a pizza sub and I had a cheeseburger sub with everything splattered with extra hot sauce.

On the way back, we enjoyed a tailwind most of the way and the precipitation stopped completely. It had warmed up, as well.

All in all, it was a great ride. It’s always a pleasure riding with Bob. My only gripe [not really–just rattling his cage] is that it seemed like he picked every road that had a hill. Apparently, we rode on one with about a 16 percent pitch. Total climbing was ~5,000 feet, but it felt like more to me, especially after the 7,000+ feet of climbing from yesterday. [It was 6,200 ft if I include my ride to and from the lake from home.]


Route: Elev. Avg: 317 ft
Location: Essex, MD, Elev. Gain: +3 ft
Date: 03/01/09 Up/Downhill: [+6207/-6204]
Time: 03:22 PM Difficulty: 4.8 / 5.0
  39 F temp; 65% humidity
  39 F heat index; winds N 3 mph


Distance: 84.95 miles
Time: 5:54:20
Speed: 14.4 mph
Pace: 4′ 10 /mi
Calories: 3932


Entire workout (139 watts):

Duration: 4:15:05
Work: 2122 kJ
TSS: 221.1 (intensity factor 0.721)
Norm Power: 187
VI: 1.35
Pw:HR: 3.7%
Pa:HR: -7.15%
Distance: 62.554 mi
Elevation Gain: 4951 ft
Elevation Loss: 4897 ft
Grade: 0.0 % (54 ft)

Min Max Avg
Power: 0 658 139 watts
Heart Rate: 78 166 135 bpm
Cadence: 1 99 66 rpm
Speed: 1.1 34.8 14.7 mph
Pace 1:43 53:39 4:05 min/mi
Altitude: 85 710 380 ft
Crank Torque: 0 868 168 lb-in
Wind Speed: 0 39 13.2 mph
Hill Slope: -13.2 16.2 1.0 %



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long distance bike rider
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