After two hard days I suppose today should have been an easy day but I have a whole week off next week so I decided to ride the Altamont Pass on the Bacchetta. The Altamont pass is always a wind tunnel and even though the winds were light when I set off I knew it would be a different story on the pass. Today was very unusual in that the wind was strong but kept changing direction. On the way out to the turn I encountered headwinds (sometimes very strong) and tailwinds. The way back was a similar story. My legs felt totally shot on the climbs but I still managed a recumbent personal best on this course.
I will be back on the road bike tomorrow for the “Wheels of Thunder” ride and I hope all this swapping between recumbent and regular bike doesn’t have negative effects.
Strava reports one of the segments as the Altamont TTT. Although my route did cover this course I turn round at Grant line road and not at the bridge and as such my course is a couple of minutes longer.
Course : Altamont Pass
Bike : Trek TTX 9.5
P.B. : (Road Bike) 0h52m41s (6/30/2011) Trek TTX 9.5
P.B. (Recumbent): 53m35s (9/2/2011) Bacchetta Corsa SS
P.B. (Recumbent Trike) : 1h00m45s (5/15/2010) Catrike 700
Distance: 19.18 miles
MPH: Av= 21.3, Max= 40.9
BPM: Av= 138, Max= 161