I killed 63 miles on the powercranks today, and I took a few pictures to prove how awesome I am. Check out my ride:

Here's what I took with me to eat. Also, I carried two 32oz. gatorades. All told, I drank the gatorades, plus several waters, and I ate 1 powerbar, 4 gels, and 3 bananas. It's always good to carry extra food.

This is a stretch called the Warrior Lunge Stretch. I learned it from Eric Cressey in his book, Maximum Strength: Get Your Strongest Body in 16 Weeks with the Ultimate Weight-Training Program. I used it to get ready for the ride. It stretches out the hip flexors, which is particularly important when riding the powercranks.

I ran into this guy at the beginning of the ride, around 1:30pm, when the temperature was in the high 70s. This guy was rocking long tights, the kind you normally wear in the winter. Clearly, I passed him soon after I snapped this picture.

This is one of SE Florida's biggest hills, the Blue Heron Bridge in Riviera Beach. My GPS gave me an elevation of 90ft. at the top.

I got this picture on one of my favorite stretches of A1A. It runs right through MacArthur Beach State Park at the north end of Singer Island. The long black sock you see is to keep my DVT blood pumpin'.

Look carefully, and you'll see me and smurf perched on two chairs that someone left as trash in front of their house. I thought it was nice of the people at this house to setup this nice, brief rest stop for me in the Palm Beach area. Maybe they'll get some drinks and snacks out for next weekend.

This stretch of South Flagler Drive, right through the heart of West Palm Beach, was closed to motorists so that someone could setup some big, fancy looking party. This was a jockpot for me, for it meant I could bike right through WPB without any cars!

Here's some more of Flagler Drive, but this is a little South of the closed section. Still, this is a beautiful stretch of road, just bordering the west side of the intracoastal waterway.

I ran into a couple of people walking a couple of basset hounds. The people and the doggies were kind enough to stop so that I could get their picture.

While riding, I tried to get an unprecidentedly awesome picture of myself in that bubble mirror you see in the middle of this picture, but that clearly didn't work out. I did, however, manage to get a picture of some guy taking a picture.

There was a reggae festival going on in Lake Worth, so I got a quick picture.

Stopped by my workplace to get a quick picture. The school looked beautiful in the afternoon sun, and there was around 15 kids playing on the field who yelled, "YO MR. MAXIM!"

This picture makes you appreciate how gigantic I am, for that is a full size door you see behind me. When I got home, I was pretty hungry, and ready for my postworkout meal, so I decided to eat the yellow cottage that I live in.

This is my Garmin computer when I finished up the ride. I was feeling pretty good about myself, seeing as I rode 63 Powercranking miles in 3.5 hours. Then, I got online and read about Mark Cavendish, who won the 185-mile Milan-San Remo cycling classic in 6 hours and 42 minutes. Unbelievable, although he did have George Hincapie pulling for him.


Libby Maxim said... @ March 23, 2009 at 9:18 AM

up here in Phila, i went out yesterday, it was 50 degrees, i had on knickers and a long sleeve jersey under a short sleeve jersey and was dressed perfectly.

that guy in the pic must be made out of butter to be that cold!

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