Tuesday, March 25, 2008

overpass challenge, losing the lead

i got word that yesterday shawn hatfield hit 196 at the polo fields. whoa!!!

so with a little number crunching....using my friday night 191 overpass challenge... that means if shawn and i did a flying 200m downhill in a 39x21-- he would only beat me by .6 seconds.....which is considerably better than the 1.8 seconds he is faster than me now. that also means, rick, that with 179, if we did a flying 200 in a tiny gear, i'd beat you by more than a second. sorry skinny quads........ this all means nothing, yet somehow fascinating.
for a review of the rules: on top of overpass, get in tiny gear (like 39x21) and spin down and fast as you can until your eyes are going to pop out and see how fast you can get your cadence. this is the overpass challenge.
take up the challenge!

12 comments:

CyclistRick said...

Dang skinny quads. I will work on them. Watch for me doing overpass challenge intervals at a freeway crossing near you ;-)

MoMoneyHoney said...

I bet you will hit 200 by the end of the season!

twinkiepatissier said...

technical question: is the polo field flat? or is it an overpass?

WarrenG said...

The higher number-Beth's max cadence, or Beth's max HR? By how much?

Cheflandria said...

dang, that's freakin' faaassst!

lauren said...

it's all so confusing to me.
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SickBoy said...

Happy 26!

BIG BROTHER said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

I have arranged for you to get a discount on Car Insurance rates, and negotiated a waiver of some daily fees at the major car rental companies.

Enjoy!

anthony said...
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anthony said...

What do you do if you don't have a computer with that pesky cadence function?

BTW, Happy Birthday and stop leaving the POO ride before everyone shows up!

chatterbox said...

Oooh! Happy Birthday (sorry, I'm probably late)! I tried the overpass challenge for the first time last weekend and got 150. I have a ways to go - even though I have massive quads!

Groover said...

Hey, I found out about your overpass challenge on Rick's blog. Being always stuck in big gears I can do with some high cadence work. Happy (belated?) Birthday by the way!