Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Lance and the Boys

vs. AC and the Girl

The Tour de France recently ended. Lance and the boys cycled over 3500k in three weeks. AC and the girl have managed about 2500k in a year (but we have long winters here, don't forget — yeah sure). Lance and the boys average, average mind you, about 41k/h. AC and the girl average about 20.5k/h on a good day. I haven't even topped-out at 41k/h yet. I went as fast as I could today, on flat ground and with a tail wind. I managed to get up to 40k/h. At that speed, I felt unsafe and vulnerable. And after hitting 40k/h — very briefly mind you — I was nigh unto ready to pass out. I have no idea how Lance and the boys do it, and I stand in stupefied and thunderstruck awe. Mighty warriors they.



karla said...

Holy Cow! We DROVE just over 3500 km in two weeks out west, and just thinking of all that driving again makes me tired!

Your fast biking speed prompted me to determine how fast (based on the treadmill) I can run. Looks like my tops speed of 9.6km/h (if I could actually maintain that speed for more than 5 minutes at a time) would mean that it would only take me...oh...about 15 million light years to accomplish what Lance and the boys have accomplished.

Mighty warriers indeed.

BULLSEYE said...

I hear what yout saying.

Lora said...

I personnally have no need for speed.
As I figure it 40kph is about 25mph and that's to fast for my comfort level. I always break going down hills.

I haven't gotten a chance to look into the braclets yet, but once I find some how many should I send you?

Iona said...

Mighty warrior(s) indeed! I don't know how they do it either. And what Lance had accomplished over the years is simply amazing.

Heather Plett said...

Yeah, Lance is amazing, BUT...

Don't know if you saw my comment on Mel's blog, but I think you and Cuppa deserve the yellow jerseys for the "Tour de Marriage"! That's no small feat, either. You're truly an ispiration to your blogging friends.

Valerie - Still Riding Forward said...

kmph? mph? Cripes, I think I'm doing great to do a 2 mile bike ride in under 20 minutes...LOL!

I might hit 15 mph on the down hills but I am still pedaling!

Sorry to hear your girl got dumped! Glad she is ok!