Cycling with Mike, again, and throwing up, again!!

August 7, 2008 · Print This Article

  • Distance: 15.86 miles
  • Time in motion: 1 hour 1 minute 31 seconds
  • Average speed: 15.5 mph
  • Max speed: 31.0 mph
  • Distance: NA
  • Time in motion: 29 minutes 24 seconds
  • Average speed: 19.0 mph NEW RECORD!
Well, it had been one month since UK Mike and I rode together around the Imperial Palace.  I had gone on many solo rides since then, and last week he went on a solo one as well.  As you may recall, not enough digestion time lead to me throwing up on our very first night palace ride, and sure enough, lack of digestion time tonight again yielded an upheaval for me on the very final stretch!  

At about the 80% mark of the first lap my heart rate was too high, so I signaled for Mike to pass and set the pace.  And set the pace he did.  He only briefly relinquished the lead once after that.  He undoubtedly rode his hardest yet around the palace.  The whole time he maintained an average of a 1 to 2 second lead over me.  I couldn’t get my heart rate down until the third, and final, lap.  As we went around the final corner, he had a good 1.5 second lead.  I pedaled through the corner hard and got out of the saddle and made it to his back wheel.  Then the upheaval feeling came over me and I just sat up hoping to stem it.  There was one small dry heave shortly after.

After getting to the finish/start line, more heaves came, though I was trying hard to keep my dinner home (spicy, organic curly-q pasta with tofu and bread).  It was pointless, a small upheaval, then I took a few more steps, and a large burst jumped ship.  And then I felt better.

So there you have it, the key to cycling and maintaining proper food containment is digestion.


5 Responses to “Cycling with Mike, again, and throwing up, again!!”

  1. on August 24th, 2008 3:30 AM

    25Km in 1 hour.
    I do laps around Komazawa Olympic Park. I will try laps around the Imperial Palace. This is motivational!


    Jason Collin Reply:

    Hi E,

    Thanks….Can you ride in a good loop around Komazawa Olympic Park? Without having to stop for many lights? That’s the benefit of riding around the palace, the least amount of stops in a loop in central Tokyo.

    Come and join us on a ride sometime around the palace!


    e Reply:

    Yes, continuous loops. It’s only 2.2KM though.
    I will try the palace route next. Night cycling is great in this heat.



  2. on September 3rd, 2008 1:21 AM

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  3. on September 25th, 2008 1:04 AM

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