Dude you're a madman!!!
Congrats! Amazing climbs. Hurts just looking at the profile!
Nice work! Thanks for having me along on at least a part of it!
Nice job and a little crazy.
Did you ever get out of zone 1 heart rate?
I think zone 1 is the key to randonneuring.
I tried to keep my heart rate below 80% of my maximum on this ride. On a recent 300K, climbing over the pass by Mirror Lake, I was hitting 90-93%, but I don't like to sustain it that high for long (except in training of course). For long stuff I just can’t afford to burn too many, if any, matches. Typically, it was around only 70-75% for this 600K. For day two, I just wish I had a 36 on my cassette instead of "only" a 32. I was SO FATIGUED! My lower back was killing me going up the lower/steep grades of Little Cottonwood. But that might be because I have not SUPed much this summer — and that activity builds the core.
Yeah I meant heart zone 1. Probably more 1-2 with occasional peaks. I remember you discussing with me about how you can't really go into the red on these super distance/climbing rides. Like you said above you can't burn too many matches.
Any 600Km is epic, any SR 600Km is really EPIC! Congrats on finishing and not even getting into the bonus 10 hours (50 hours total)! My hat is off to you.
Heart rate is useful, but if you really want to pace yourself for the long haul, a power meter is much better. It takes all the guesswork out of the equation.
Willie, Strava is confusing, as it fails to calculate TOTAL time—at least from a Sigma ROX 10.0. Our total time was 45:44, so yes, we did dip into the bonus hours. We took a 6- to 7-hour night break with 4.5 hours of actual sleep. I wish every bike had a power meter, but thus far I have not justified it...besides, I have three primary bikes I switch between. Adding a meter to each would be pricey.
I've been checking out Power tap's new P1 pedals. They're like the Garmin Vectors only the installation is way easier making it really easy to transfer between bikes.
The Quarq crank based meters are easy to swap from bike to bike, provided you put the same bottom bracket bearing set in all your bikes. I use a Quarq in my Quest Velomobile, and I can swap the crankset in 10 minutes or less with just an 8mm hex wrench: http://www.quarq.com/#
And if you have the tools handy and are working on upright bikes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibycOXD-Mw0 it takes but a minute to move it from one bike to another. My 10 minutes includes getting out the tools, finding the 2nd crankset (one without the Quarq but with the 24 tooth triple ring), setting the Velo on its side, remove the Quarq (it's a lot harder to work through the heel port to get the crankarm off), installing the other crankset (or vice versa), making sure the crankset is installed properly, and putting everything up. It's a piece of cake! :)