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Pedal installation success + another amazing reason to exercise

Mar 2: Day 18

Planned workout(s)

Bike: 5 minutes Z1, 15 minutes Z2, 15 minutes Z3, 15 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1

Weight: 173 (Cookie Layer Cakes are officially off the plan >_>)

Nice big weight bounce today.  I’m sure some of it is a rehydration bounce, but I’m also not letting myself off the hook for having that cookie cake.  Oh well, it’s all gone now!

I’ll do my initial test of the P1S pedals tonight when I get home.  The installation was, for the most part, a breeze.  First I pulled the pedals off both my training bike and my Cervelo TRI bike.  Then I put the batteries in, installed the pedals on the trainer, tested everything and it was all good to go.  What took the most time was actually swapping out my Shimano cleats for the proprietary cleats they use and getting them adjusted on my shoes.  The pedals themselves don’t even need a pedal wrench, just an 8mm hex.  I put a dab of grease on them to ensure the removal process is smooth, but I’m betting the whole swap process will be less than 3 minutes, max.

I did run into one snag when I first installed the pedals and couldn’t get my Garmin or iPhone to see the power.  Then I had this horrible thought.  I opened the compartment and turned the battery around.

Suddenly everything connected without a hitch.


I blame birthdays >_>

On Saturday I will take the pedals outside for a proper establishment of training zones, weather permitting.  Meanwhile, I will see how it does on the trainer tonight.

I thought I would share this striking photo from the CU Sports and Medicine Center.  These are MRIs, the first of a 40 year old triathlete, the second of a sedentary 74 year old, the last of a 74 year old triathlete.  The results are stunning!  Their original caption is below the photo.


“Exercise is the best medicine. 

The picture in the middle shows the cross-sectional MRI of the thigh of a sedentary man. Just by looking at the picture you can probably guess the different diseases that person has: Metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.

The bottom picture shows the 70 year old triathlete with the same cross-sectional MRI as the 40 y.o triathlete. Really impressive and we could probably tell that person doesn’t have metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, obesity or cardiovascular disease. That person’s lifespan and quality of life should normally be far better than that of the 74 y.o. 

Never too late to exercise!”


I agree.  It’s never too late (but I’m glad I started when I did!).  Cheers!


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