2009 Ride #4

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Second longest ride of the season, and first ride with more than 1000′ of climbing; hit 1400′ in about 22.5 miles. Heart rate was high from the get go; topped out a 179 (higher than my theoretical maxHR, and according to MotionBased, that is zone 7.1), and except for the first couple hundred yards, it never dropped below 139.

Part of me really feels like I’m starting from scratch fitness-wise; another part of me wonders who can spend more than 90 minutes at 90% of their maxHR; which is what I averaged today …

Saw a number of Cutthroat guys out there, and think I have have seen the little mountain girl and her man riding the opposite direction on Wasatch.