Girona- Feb 7, '06
February 7, 2006
I rode in the country again today. I'll never fail to be amazed at the beauty of the place, but there is a certain extravagence to the modern life of the US that I am indeed looking forward to for tomorrow. The big stores, gas powered cars, malicious motorists, and English speaking people are somewhat sacred now that I've spent so much time within the confines of the "old days."
The last two days have been my first chance to really train with my Cycle-ops Power tap. I've found it to be quite a tool. Previously I used a heart rate monitor, but there's so many little glitches in heart rate training that make it fairly impractical. You're always putting out watts, the question is what the most efficient way of putting those watts out is and the amount of wattage you can sustain for a certain period of time- my power is fairly low since I'm light, a sprinter such as the local (extraordinary) sprinter on Cofidis from Bellingham, Tyler Farrar, would be able to put out an amazing amount of power... maybe around 3000 watts max, thats a guess though. Me? maybe 800 if I'm lucky.