14 Hills of Kirkland! May 28, 2007 at 4:38 pm

Today I rode another century. 100 Miles in a day. This ride was billed as a very difficult ride. It WAS difficult and challenging, but it didn’t beat me to a pulp. I feel pretty good. (We will see how I feel tomorrow.)

This is the hill profile from the organizers of the event.

http://www.7hillskirkland.com/maps/images/7Hills-Century-Profile.jpg

My average speed on the bike was 17.2 miles per hour according to the GPS unit. That number doesn’t include the 4 stops for food, restroom, and water. Overall the computer says I had 14mph average. I don’t fully understand why the difference between the computer and the GPS’s calculation of moving speed. The computer says my average was 16.1.

I am still getting used to the GPS unit. I turned the thing off during my first stop and I missed about 5 miles of hill data. My numbers don’t sync with the “official” 7900 ft. of hills, but I did miss one of the bigger ones while the unit was off. D’oh! Even with all the hills the ride was about 55% flat. I loved many of the down hills. They were fantastic!

Next weekend I am signed up for a ride that has a similar profile. I hope I feel as good as I did today!

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