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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Short intense rides vs long slow rides

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
September 10, 2017

I have gone two long rides (Jariel's Peak, and Majayjay) doing only short rides:   10 to 15 km one way (20 to 30 km) but intense with interval and sprints up to 37 kmh.  I guess that enabled me to survive the ride without injuries nor distress.   But the minimum is 3x per week.  That would be between 60 to 90 km a day.

Whereas before I do week end ride up to Pisong Kape, 30 kms out (that would be sixty) but may be on slow ride.  Not too many sprints.

Which one is better?


Caring for the bikes; wiping and polishing the same constantly

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
September 10, 2017

When I rode to Jariel's Peak with Peter Anonuevo and the  rest of Recyclists, I was stunned when Peter A mentioned that the way to make the Ti bike (which I brought with me for the ride)  was to buy a 3M sandpaper probably 2,000 grit. What sand paper?  I do not even wipe this clean nor dry.

And so beginning that day, I made sure  that the bike was thoroughly cleaned and wiped.  And then rubbed with a special towel to make it shine.

Pre Luis also could not resist wiping his Felt bike clean when we reach the destination.  He makes sure he has a rag for this. I being tired after a long ride could not even manage to change my clothes

I think I did not do this before to my bike during the last 10 years I biked.   I have to devote more time for this now that I am semi retired

Why did Aquileo (Jojo) Fuentes die of heart attack despite being a biker (MTB)

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
September 10, 2017

Jojo was buried in the body crypts section of Holy Gardens Memorial Park last Saturday.  I was not in Angono. I was in Calapan for an agent's Sales Meeting.  Now why did he die?  Did his death defy everything we say about exercise.

I found out the following as I interviewed his relatives and from my observation:

1.   He smoked a lot (as we even joked that DU30 may have him arrested for smoking in public)

2.  He worried about many things that are not of concern of ordinary citizens:  the global warming, the oil prices due to Iran Iraq conflict, the setting of the sun, the LGU project on the river and the Wawa;  He talked about Federal Govt of Germany, Queen Elizabeth and many more.May be it was stressful

3.  He had a stroke before.

He would have survived had he been sent to a hospital, ICU during the 1 hour window when he complained of the chest pains and shortness of breath