Labor of Love

This is a Cycling pattern from (pattern 15810)

Happy spring, everyone!

This cycle ride takes its inspiration from my own labor 20 years ago which produced my amazing son, Jacob Zelik. I was in labor for 85 hours (do the math: it's about 4 days). I actually had a one minute contraction separated by 4 minutes for 85 hours straight. (I was attempting a home birth with midwife & at hour 83, we left for the hospital.)

At about hour 27 I remember looking at the experience as an endurance event and then began to treat it as such. The interesting part was how the experience was divided evenly into 5 minute segments, almost without diversion.

For the ride, I simply inverted the percentages! Enjoy!

Labor of Love (50 minutes: 5 minute warmup/40 minute ride/5 minute cooldown)

(I use a pre-made CD for this ride, one that keeps a constant 135-140 bpm - the challenge is to maintain cadence throughout)

I'd call this an advanced intermediate ride, so give the newbies some options! If I've not been clear, email me! Un boca di lupo! Kyle

Added by Kyle at 7:45 PM on Friday, April 14, 2006 EDT. Add to favorites (view favorites)
From: Manhattan, New York (USA)
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