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Offline Bedwyr

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Advice for beet season
« on: September 13, 2013, 03:37:25 pm »
So I got honked at twice today for not going into a ditch so I could make way for their big-boy trucks. I got startled both times and lost my temper the second time. I didn't realize the season was in full swing already and could use suggestions for good 20+ mile routes for interval work.

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Re: Advice for beet season
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013, 03:45:11 pm »
Hey dude!  Where were you riding?

Off the top of my head, airport loop or northwest (minus DeMers) out-and-back are probably a lot calmer than Merrifield or Thompson.  If the wind is right you can head north on 220 out of East Grand Forks and there's a pretty good shoulder as well.
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Re: Advice for beet season
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2013, 04:41:05 pm »
Good routes.

I was doing two workouts, one going southbound on 58 out of East Grand (one truck got after me there) and the other towards Thompson. I probably should've taken the Columbia route down and it would have been better. But I got surprised by the breadth of activity this early.

Any suggestions for doing outbound legs against wind out of the south?

For more context, my workouts:

3min. 85%,  1 min rest, x5 with 30 pushups and 30 situps at the end. Repeat 3 times with 3-4 min rest.

Then,

2 min 85%, 22 min rest, x6. Repeat twice with about 5 min rest.
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Re: Advice for beet season
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2013, 08:56:01 am »
It depends on what your pace is.  How far south are you getting at by the end of your workout?

Do you have a mountain bike?  A lot of the gravel roads shouldn't have as much truck traffic, plus the resistance would give you a better workout.
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Re: Advice for beet season
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014, 10:55:56 am »
Gravel is the love.
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