Getting The Miles In, Week 6, Virtual Tevis 2022


Awareness of the outside world. Roberta A. Drury, Margus D. Morrison, Andre Mackneil, Aaron Salter, Geraldine Talley. Celestine Chaney. Heyward Patterson, Katherine Massey, Pearl Young, Ruth Whitfield. NPR


Total. 45.4 miles, 24 rides, 20 hours 10 minutes, pace 26:30 min/mile.

This week. 11.6 miles, 6 rides, 5 hours 13 minutes, pace – walk

Six rides in 7 days. Go us!


Previous GPS cratered. Switch to Strava. which records moving time and total time, which leads to an interesting theoretical question of what to use.

Take yesterday as an example,
Moving time – 51:54
Elapsed time – 1:02:10
That’s a 10+ minute difference (10 min, 16 seconds).

Which also influences the question of pace,
Pace while moving, 23:33. Normal for us.
Pace when standing around is included – 28:13. Slow even for us. Between the warm-up lap and mounting, I had to do an emergency Swat application to keep Rodney from backing over small trees to scratch an itch in his nether armpit. [Different Ways of Walking, warm-up lap]

I call it a theoretical question because the time does not matter. The ride is about getting to the finish, not who got there fastest. The tracking site records our time as we go along. I suspect the program requires a number in that space. However, once the ride is over, the time is not listed in the final results from the Tevis people.

It’s really not about time.

I choose to record the elapsed time. I figure stopping and starting and applying Swat is part of the trail ride.

[We Ride At Dawn, Again, Week 5, Virtual Tevis 2022]
[VT archives]


5 thoughts on “Getting The Miles In, Week 6, Virtual Tevis 2022

  1. That’s great! I’m pretty behind. We are having 100 temps already and it’s pretty miserable. I need to go early or late to not get heat stroke…

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