Monthly total for March 2011

Well, March is behind us and April is now in effect. I was planning on switching bike computers in April to test out MapMyRide since they put out a new update that adds the wheel size to calibrate the distance. But, after one ride with it the app is still not ride worthy. Still has a lot of problems in data reporting when uploaded to their website. So, I’ll stick with LiveCycling App since that one seems to be rock solid. I’ll write-up a review later this weekend. So, here are the stats for all of March.

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I have noticed that my cadence is lower now. I am comfortable at 80 rpm but lately I have been going to a bigger gear but spinning at 70 rpm. I don’t know if that is good or bad. I believe that is leg strengthening but I am not sure. I’ll see if I can pick up the pace this month.

Weekly Stats for week ending March 27th, 2011

This is the last full week for the month of March and I’ll post the monthly totals in a few days. This weeks totals were boosted by the Share the Road cycling event that went through McAllen, after work on Tuesday. It was a 20 mile ride at a nice slow pace so that everyone could keep up as it was really blowing that day. Surprisingly, I didn’t feel the wind affect me all that much. My ride ended up being 26 miles as I had to ride to and from the starting point. Sundays ride was also a good one. Finally, less wind and more heat! Really got to sweat and get drenched. Passing those sprinklers, watering the lawns, was a cooling experience even though I never got wet.

Well, here are the weekly totals:

Harlingen Area

Harlingen and it's surrounding areas provide plenty of rural roads to go out and explore.
RouteDistanceNotes
Almost a Century Ride91 milesEndurance ride with a stop at the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Park at mile 38.

Ride Starts and stops at the Super 8 Motel parking lot at the corner of US 83 and FM 509.

Weekly Totals ending March 13th, 2011

Despite a failed trip to Corpus Christi, Texas, windy conditions, a flat tire, and all sorts of grief over an iPad, I still managed to get my riding time in. I did double up on Saturday to catch up and I made it 🙂 Time to get something to eat and catch a movie. Here is the data:

McAllen Area

Routes that start in McAllen and venture out to the surrounding areas. McAllen is landlocked with Pharr to the East, Mission to the West and Edinburg to the North so you have to go further to get out of the city. Still, Mcallen as a lot of North-South corridors that are great for cycling.
RouteDistanceNotes
Bicycle World Ride21.9 milesRide starts and ends at Bicycle World-McAllen. Route is flat that loops out to Old Military road and returns on Brian & Bentsen roads. check with Bicycle World for scheduled dates and times.
Bicycle World Alternate Route19.5 milesRide starts and ends at Bicycle World-McAllen. Route is flat that loops out to Old Military road and returns on Shary road. check with Bicycle World for scheduled dates and times.

This includes the 1.5 miles that got left out when I forgot to start the bike computer during the Edinburg to Stewart road loop.