Nice to connect! I’m not sure how long I can do a fasted ride yet as it’s early season. I probably won’t do a challenging long distance ride until early June. Right now I’m working with a trainer and have a daily workout routine, focused on resistance training with balanced cardio and selected spin classes. I’m excited about that as I am seeing results. I saw my bodyfat drop from 20.7% to 17.7% in three months on keto (January 1 to March 31), at the same time that I improved my skeletal muscle mass and lost 13 pounds overall. I’m looking for sub 15% bodyfat by June 1, with increased muscle mass. I’m 67 years old and decided that I needed to change things up as I was getting slower in the mountains.
I’d love to connect on Strava where I’m simply Greg Borchert. Unlike other years, I don’t have much up yet for 2018. I used to ride 5,000+ miles a year consistently while living in Texas up to 2012. In 2017 I was just north of 3,000 outside, though also rode Zwift inside a lot and didn’t post that to Strava. I only post my outside stuff. In 2016 I was 3,500+ miles outside, and in 2015 4,000+ miles outside. So you can see the trend. But, I’m not so sure I care much about racking up miles any longer. I do what I do for fun, and also there’s so much other stuff to do in Colorado. I discovered backpacking, snowshoeing, hiking, backcountry skiing, etc., so it’s not just about the bike anymore.
And yes, I know all about high cadence spinning. I am pretty much an expert, that is I build up my own bikes, build my own wheels, etc. I measure power with a Quarg SRAM Red DZero crankset, so can see my power balance on both sides. My new carbon road disc bike is right at 15 pounds all in. I switched from a 53/39 in the front to a 52/36. I tried a compact (50/34) but hated it as I lost too much speed on the flats. I run an 11 speed 11/32 on the back, so I can spin at 36-32.