Today's entry will review data from my bike computer for the all the riding days so far.
TMI? Travelog pics from today's ride follow below.
This graph looks at how much time we spent riding each day and compares it to how long & hard the stage was. The time spent is tracked both for "elapsed" time - from leaving one hotel to arriving at the next - and the "moving time" which doesn't count the SAG breaks, lunch and any other stops. The "elev 100s" amount (green) is the climbing feet divided by 100 so that its scale works with the distance (blue). The lighter straight lines are the trend lines.
What it is: The trend lines for elapsed time and moving time are parallel meaning we have not changed the amount of time we spend lallygagging around during the day as the tour has progressed. The trends also show that we've ridden longer hours as the tour has progressed, which corresponds to the increasing distances, duh. The time tracks the difficulty pretty well except day 17 into Mitchell SD which was easier than the day before in terms of climbing but was the second real high mileage day in a row. Recalling my perceptions, I thought the following day (18) was the hardest, but that was only the first chunk of the ride and the ending miles brought the overall day toward the norm as I described in the blog post.
Comparing the average speed for the day (orange) against the difficulty. This one shows the trend lines for the distance and elevation also.
This one looks at the average heartrate and average power information --- when my power was being measured. Power as you would expect is how hard you are pedaling. The thin lines show the trends:
What it is: The extra effort I made today is obvious (day 29 because the graph isn't showing the rest day when we didn't ride). The average heartrate numbers are amazingly low in those middle days when we were riding the flats. Heartrate can be down because I was tired, or it can be down because I was getting more fit. I think I'll choose the latter explanation! Which is justified from the trend lines where more power is generally being put out at lower heartrates.
Here is all the data that seemed interesting. The last column (max heartrate) shows how frisky I was feeling that day.
|ending||day||distance||elev||elapsed||avg watts||work||avg speed||moving time||avg cadence||avg hr||max hr|
Morning mist in the distance:
The part of the day with less good roads:
Crossing the Hudson where an island is (island on left here looking downstream)
Island on right here:
One of the tributary rivers heading to the Hudson. This is just downstream from a series of bogs, so I'm guessing that explains its color
Ahhhh - a good back road brings relief:
Very boggy, peaty land between the hills:
These guys not too sure about me:
Art shot of the day from Paul: