150,000th Cycling Mile Logged


HIGHLIGHTS: There were three highlights this week. One was a lifetime milestone, one was a freak accident, and the third was a major shift in training/racing for the balance of the season.

On Monday, at the 0:23:00 mark of my 70-minute workout, I decided to open my garage door slightly to reduce the 80+ degree ambient temperature. I stood up, turned to the right, and planted my right shoe on the smooth concrete floor. The cleat on my right shoe slipped out from under me and I fell heavily on my right knee, hip, and shoulder. Momentarily stunned, I was able to stand up and reach the garage door opener. I remounted my trike and finished the workout. The full extent of my injuries was a scrape below my right knee, a bruised hip, and a scrape along my right elbow.

On Tuesday, I moved my trike back into the basement. The fact that I’ve been stymied by the unsafe shoulders of the rural roads where the local time trial races take place, and the trike-unfriendly local bike trails, I saw nothing to be gained by training in the summer heat and humidity of my garage. I replaced my rear road tire with a trainer-specific tire that should aid in completing virtual versions of the live races remaining this season.

On Wednesday, at the 0:15:40 mark of my 90-minute workout, I logged my 150,000th mile since 2001 when I resumed cycling as an adult. It has taken 23 years, 2 months, and 23 days to achieve this milestone. At this rate, averaging 6,500 miles per year, I should reach 200,000 miles in 2031 at age 82 and 250,000 miles in 2039 at age 90.

My Chronic Training Load (CTL) increased to 58. This week’s training included seven workouts on the trike. All indoor cycling sessions were completed with my recumbent trike on a Kinetic by Kurt Road Machine smart trainer + Rouvy application.


  • Monday’s Endurance Miles-Coffee Shop Ride workout was 15.82 miles in 1:10:59. Average speed was 13.4 mph; maximum speed was 14.1 mph. Average power was 62 watts; maximum power was 73 watts.
  • Tuesday’s Foundation Miles workout was 21.51 miles in 1:30:02. Average speed was 14.3 mph; maximum speed was 15.1 mph. Average power was 73 watts; maximum power was 87 watts.
  • Wednesday’s Foundation Miles workout was 20.83 miles in 1:30:01. Average speed was 13.9 mph; maximum speed was 14.5 mph. Average power was 67 watts; maximum power was 80 watts.
  • Thursday’s Endurance Miles-Coffee Shop Ride workout was 13.94 miles in 1:10:02. Average speed was 11.9 mph; maximum speed was 12.5 mph. Average power was 48 watts; maximum power was 58 watts.
  • Friday’s Steady State Intervals (6 x 5/4 minutes) workout was 20.01 miles in 1:22:32. Average speed was 14.5 mph; maximum speed was 17.4 mph. Average power was 77 watts; maximum power was 122 watts.
  • Saturday’s Stomps Intervals (6 x 15 seconds/4 minutes) workout was 10.25 miles in 0:45:02. Average speed was 13.7 mph; maximum speed was 19.9 mph. Average power was 66 watts; maximum power was 256 watts.
  • Sunday’s Steady State Intervals (3 x 10/5 minutes) workout was 18.19 miles in 1:15:02. Average speed was 14.5 mph; maximum speed was 17.6 mph. Average power was 78 watts; maximum power was 124 watts.


  • Total Distance: 120.55 mi
  • Longest Ride: 21.51 mi
  • Total Time for Week: 8:43:40 (h:m:s)
  • Avg Speed: 13.8 mph
  • Max Speed: 19.9 mph
  • Avg Power: 67 watts
  • Max Power: 256 watts
  • Calories: 2,039 C
  • Avg Weight: 173.6
  • Chronic Training Load: 58 (+1)