I’m a little overwhelmed at the number of responses I got (66, so far) to my questions yesterday on whether I should do a Fat Cyclist jersey.
Apparently, I should.
Before I go into my planned next steps, please let me say this: thank you.
The fact that there are a couple thousand of you out there visiting my site each day means a bunch to me. That quite a few of you seem interested in actually owning up to that fact publicly is simultaneously startling, disturbing, and remarkably gratifying.
So again, thank you.
The Jersey Design
Now, those of you who’d like to try designing a jersey, please email me a sketch — it doesn’t have to be fancy — of how you’d like it to look.
You can either design the jersey using my existing logo, create a new one (which I would then adopt as my site logo), or something in between.
If I like your design, I’ll ask you to refine your idea, and will then put the designs to a vote (unless I’m overwhelmed by the awesomeness of a particular design, in which case I will make an executive decision and the matter will end there).
Your Company Logos
If your company wants its logo on the Fat Cyclist jersey, please email me with information about your company, how much they are willing to contribute, and what (size and position of their logo) they would expect in return.
If You Want a Jersey…
Stay tuned. I’ll have more information on how to order a Fat Cyclist jersey before long.
OK, now with that out of the way, I would like you to try the following and report back with your results:
- Find your heart rate monitor.
- Get on your bike.
- Ride at a nice, moderate pace for ten minutes.
- Shift up, but maintain the same cadence and ride for another two minutes.
- Repeat step 4 until you are at your absolute limit.
- Stand up and sprint for ten seconds. Note your heart rate.
- Leave a comment telling me what your heart rate was at the end of that exercise.
Mine was 193. I swear, I used to be able to hit 204. I’m getting old.
So why am I suddenly interested in maximum heart rates? Well, because I just got myself a coach: Robert Lofgran. He’s got me wearing an HRM, doing actual specific workouts, and is helping me reverse more than a decade of bad training and eating habits.
You see, I’d really like to win at least one race sometime in my lifetime. Is that so much to ask?