Sunday, April 10, 2011
New Quickest Time to Work
Saturday morning I rode into work and made it in just over 18 minutes which I believe is the fastest yet. Some years ago I did the same trip on my Vison recumbent in under 20 minutes. Couple of things that worked out just right this time were that at three traffic lights I just breezed through at speed and one stop sign where I had to stop before is now a roundabout. Mostly I ride a different route from this as traffic volume has increased making it a less pleasant ride than my alternative but early on a weekend there was almost no traffic. I doubt that I will be able to equal this time again as hitting all the lights at speed may never happen. The new GPS showed a top speed on on hill of over 80 kph. The Borealis V3 seems a bit faster here but I will have to take some runs with the V2 to be sure. I could be out a little with the bike computor on the V2 which could account for the difference. The max elevation is 136m while the elevation loss was 175m with a elevation gain of 45m. Too bad most of the elevation loss is right at the beginning otherwise I could coast most of the 10 km.