“It doesn’t get easier, you just get faster”

Since I have spent the winter building my base fitness I am now 10% faster at riding my bike.

I am not making this up. I do a very scientific test cycling on my turbo trainer, covering a fixed distance and keeping my heart rate at a constant 133BPM.

Keeping these 2 measures constant the only variable is how fast my little legs can turn the pedals and subsequently how fast I can go.

I see this as a significant achievement and having extrapolated the data, if I continue to improve at the same rate (I can’t see why not, barring injury of course) I will be able to go fast enough to sit comfortably in the peloton to ride the Vuelta A España in August 2013 and potentially win the Tour de France in 2014.

Numbers never lie.

1 thought on ““It doesn’t get easier, you just get faster”

  1. I see your logic … I looked at my own key metrics and extrapolated them.

    It seems that if I keep my trajectory stable I will be dead soon!

    I’ll be in Sydney from end Sep for a month or so … let’s catch up before it’s too late.

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