So I finally got fitted on my Javelin yesterday. Gala, the fitter at Tri-Zone in Los Alamitos (www.Tri-Zone.com), asked me what type of position I wanted and I said “AGGRESSIVE.” It was a Retul fit and the fitting process took 3 hours. Gala reminded me that my aggressive position may take some getting used to and that I might have some neck strain but I figured I can get adapted to it.
I took her out on her maiden voyage this morning and was pleased to say the least. I rode 100.8 miles in 5:37:43. The following link is my ride data:
I averaged 17.8 miles per hour. I’m excited to know that I have 131 more days to get faster. One interesting thing is that not only did I ride in aero position for at least 96 miles, I was also wearing my BioLogic pollution mask to exercise my muscles of inspiration and to breathe clean air.
One cool thing about this mask is that it’s a deterrent to keep people from talking to you on the bike trail. A disadvantage is that I can’t drink water from my SpeedFill hydration system without pulling the mask out of the way.
In short, I’m pleased with my progress and attribute a lot of my fitness to the time on the roller and fluid trainer. What I didn’t mention is that if you go back in the archives, my average speed when riding 10-12 miles was around the high 16 low 17 mph range in the middle of last year. Now I’m averaging almost 18 mph for 100 miles.
I’m only gonna get faster.