|H-Street Bridge in the background looking upstream from turn-around point|
As this excellent piece on interval training (and power/duration curves by implication) points out, a 20 min TT makes a great basis for estimating all of your training power levels. The bike trail from William Pond to the Guy West Bridge is almost a perfect 5 mi/20min TT for many riders. For me it's a sub-15minute these days, but as there's lots of trail left after Guy West, I just extended the course down to the Hurley St pumping station today.
|Somewhere along this Golf Course will likely be|
your 20 min TT turn around point
Here's some great music to get your motor wound out and cranking at 110% of LT and make you a Highway Star!
I've done this course at
|Note the pumping station in upper left-hand corner. My turn-around spot.|
PS: After my hammer-head friend Robin Blackburn's epic Blue Ridge Parkway ride on Saturday, I'm thinking she was conceived at a Deep Purple concert. Tell mom and dad to fess up Robin!