April 5, 2024

By Deane Barker
30 min
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Max cal on the bike

Pretty simple one, but I’m mentioning it for a couple reasons:

All throughout the ride, was mentally calculating where I would end up. I was two minutes in, and had 30 calories. I did the math and it was … 450 calories. I thought, “No, there’s no way I can hold that for 30 minutes…”

But I did. Really impressed with myself, honestly. I hate long stretches on the bike.

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Got 477 cals, which is 95.4% of 500, which is the goal.

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Got 483, which is 96.6% of 500.

I was actually going for meters. I friend posted 15,111m in 30:00. I pushed really hard, but only got 14,780. I just happened to switch over and check the cals too.

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Got 492 cals and 14,945m.

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Finally! I shattered my PR with 517 calories and 15,271m. I’m done with this one for a while.

I hit all the marks. At the 3:00 mark I was at exactly 50 calories, and kept pulling away – I was about 102 at 6:00, then 155 at 9:00, etc. I kept the pace above 1,000 cal/hour for most all of the ride.

I think I hit 500 with more than a full minute to go.

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