NY interlude

I’m currently on holiday for a ‘training camp’ in Jamaica, Queens. It’s all focused on the hill climb season now. As part of my training, I cycle 2 miles to an outside velodrome at Kissena Park and try and so some kind of intervals over the lumpy concrete track. If I’m really feeling adventurous, I travel over to ‘sanitation hill’ – a short hill by a sanitation department. It’s not exactly the Chilterns; if you really go for it, you can climb the hill in 1:40. But, it makes a change from doing another lap around the track.


My first race of the hill climb season is this Sunday. Glossop Kinder Velo’s promotion of Snake Pass. 6 km of climbing at 6%. It’s a far cry from here in New York. But, at least I will be acclimatised for any potential heatwave the Pennines may unexpectedly experience in early September.

Normal blogging should be resumed next week.


3 Responses to NY interlude

  1. Chris August 30, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    And to continue, on Burrington Coombe (2.2miles @ 5%) when you set the course record at 6:51, that’s an average speed of 19.3mph and the video shows you doing a cadence of approx 85rpm.

    So your pacing for both these climbs is not that far apart. Awesome riding Tejvan, those two guys you overtook must have wondered what hit them, especially the one in front who had just passed the other guy.

  2. Chris August 30, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    Oh, I have just read your last time, 11.40, that’s 18.5mph. Lol, I don’t know why I bother.

  3. Chris August 30, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    Hope you had a good holiday/training camp and good look at the weekend. Weather appears to be good for you.

    3.6 miles @ 6% that would take me about 30 mins, I dread to think what time you boys do it in.

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