Courtesy of the Tacx again sadly – haven’t jumped on a big silver bird and ridden tthe roads proper 😦
Did the Tacx RLV ride – Training with Lampre DVD – Dornatico – Volterra – starts off as a really nice rolling ride, plenty of ups and downs, and actually felt much the same as my home terrain, apart from having to keep up with a bunch of fit skinny italian professional cyclists that is. First 23 miles are great, and then – ooh – whats that – it’s a bloody great hill, that’s what it is. And there you go – the last five and a half miles are just silly – 5% through to maybe 11%. I’m happy to say I managed it, though I admit the power control was wound down a little, and I’m aching a little tonight from my exertions.
Amazingly, the software managed to “just work” for once, but I didn’t manage a total interruption free ride. Half a mile from the final hill, just as I was winding myself up for a big push – there’s a knock on the door – flaming electricity board bloke wanting to read the meter. Answered the door in full riding kit, dripping sweat, and stood over him as he read the meter shivering like a dog shitting razor blades! God only knows what he thought was going on! Oh, and the new toy – the Cycleops Wheel-Riser was a crackignbit of kit – worked superbly 🙂
anyway – ride details here…