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Old 03-29-2012, 06:46 AM
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AP1EKWAN, my Garmin died last year, and even though my HRM is still good, I have no way to use it. Fortunately, I have a pulse-oximeter (like you see in a hospital on someone's finger), but even so, I've also simply counted pulse in my neck before so I can know within a tick or two what my HR is.

I also use a large clock with a sweeping second hand as I count HR and cadence.

Not "high-tech," but it doesn't have to be, especially in base-training mode.
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TJK, did you ride casually at lunch or push it a bit?
I mean, did you go thru the motions of riding just to get some miles?
I rode harder at lunch than my commute. On Fridays atlunch, I would ride from work to the Observatory via trash truck hill. Usually, I would attack the climbs on that closed road.
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No bike yet, about next week or so.
Hopefully I'll get to ride as much as I think I can.

Thanks for the info peeps.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:57 AM
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So, didja get the bike up and running yet?
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Sadly no. LBS has been busy, and since I'm getting a great deal, I am (and I'm okay with) being put on the back burner.

I've been on the other "T" word.
Treadmill. It's actually not that bad. Kinda takes a bit of concentration while watching TV. Thank goodness it has rails about waist high. You really can't laugh while running straight. At least I can't.

And after quite a few days of going through the motions, I only have 1 ride day, which are the Sundays after Job 2 as many of you have suggested.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:47 AM
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Hope you've got your bike by now and have been able to get out for at least one ride since your last post.
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VV, you must be eyeing my schedule or something.
It's coming along fine, but since the 2nd Job has been slightly more taxing on time, it would just be leaning against a wall if it was completed. I just told the shop to get to it when they got spare time.
Once things settle at job 2 with employees, schedules and what not, I think I MAY have one solid morning of riding a week. I figure an early morning till 10:00 or so would be Fn awesome.
I'm hoping things will work out in a month or so. We'll see. So far my time line has been waaaaaaay wrong.
Sigh.
Treadmill has been in use tho.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:15 AM
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Blah. I can imagine how frustrating that must be. Good that you take advantage of the treadmill in the meantime. How 'bout maybe adding some core-strength exercises and squats for the legs? Not to Hulk-up or anything...just enough to keep all your important cycling muscles toned and ready for action.
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As long as I can still watch TV, I'm good for any exercise.
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"AP1EKWAN, calling AP1EKWAN...."

So...how's it going now? Did your schedule settle out a bit such that you could ride more outside? Did you manage to get more time on your trainer?

Enquiring minds want to know!
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