Wednesday, 18 January 2017


After grinding out 50rpm efforts yesterday (not intentionally), I tried my best to spin to win on the way to and from work. I had all intentions of getting out the rollers once I got home, but it seemed far less important once my arse hit the couch.

D: 19.7km
A: 142m

PMPW: 87kg

Tuesday, 17 January 2017


Ricktastic Tuesday:
Everyone was still tired from Sunday's loop... well except for Rohin, he's always keen, no he's always pushing for pain on a bicycle, so there was pain.

Strava link.

D: 49.7km
A: 565m


D: 7.6km
A: 13m

PMPW: 89kg

Monday, 16 January 2017


Rolling home along St Kinda Rd, chatting to a mate, we reached the Fitzroy St/Dandenong Rd junction and the hill there after. As we tilted upwards my legs cried foul, claiming that yesterday was harder than it seemed.

D: 16.3km
A: 137m

PMPW: 89kg

Sunday, 15 January 2017


St Kilda East - Broad Gully - Mine - Hildebrand - Buttermans - Clintons - St Kilda East:
Four fifths of the now sealed Buttermans Track is lovely. From the St Andrews end you'll climb steadily, winding your way way past a few farmhouses and through sections of eucalypt bushland. Then once you've had plenty of time to enjoy the winding road, observe mobs of kangaroos, and possibly like us, a koala... you're presented with a wall of bitumen to get you up to the junction with Skyline Rd.

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The little crew we had rolling through the hills was mostly content to sit two up and chat, but like some of the plethora or roos we passed, occasionally someone would square up. Thankfully only the human version lead to action, as some of those roos were bloody huge!

Strava link.

D: 126.2km
A: 2,001m

PMPW: 88kg

Saturday, 14 January 2017


Total Rush shop ride:
I was hoping for an easy roll with a mate today, but he didn't show to the shoppy, and instead I found myself chatting to an ex kookaburra (australian hockey player). I played club level hockey at school and uni, but we talked more in abstraction. My hockey experience paled to his, and he's new to bikes, so instead we talked about fitness and motivation.

As a guy who played a power position (rather than endurance) , it was funny to hear him talk about trying to beat wings (an endurance position) in beep tests. It felt like I was hearing myself talk about trying to beat 65kg climbers up short hills.

Strava link.

D: 51.3km
A: 231m

PMPW: 87kg

Friday, 13 January 2017


This cx race in Budapest (vid found at cycling tips) looks rad!

It might be that it reminds me of the durt crit malachai used to put on in the fringes of a commercial carpark in Port Melbourne. Or perhaps the one put on by Snozza out the back near the docks that often ended in a cold beer and a chuckle about dodgy overtaking moves.

It looks like you could ride to it, and make use of some unused built up space and some space reclaimed by nature. Embracing of the urban landscape while still eeking out time on dirt.

It looks like a race where you rock up, violate your cardio vascular system, then on the way home pool some money with a mate so you can get a family block of chocolate to share.

D: 16.6km
A: 88m

PMPW: 87kg

Thursday, 12 January 2017


Turns today were like 90's world rally championships. It was all dominated by the number 555. Back then it was plastered on the side of blue WRXs, this morning on northy it was the wattage required to roll a turn.

I pulled quite a few turns, trying to keep things smooth despite a few lads being eager and rolling through hot. I also hung outside the bunch, in the wind so I could chat with mates who were taking a sit. If i'd been wearing steel capped s-works shoes and a high vis jersey, if I'd finished up with a meat pie and a chocolate big m, then you could been forgiven for calling it all workman like, but I wasn't, so you won't be.

Strava link.

D: 49.1km
A: 180m


D: 9.3km
A: 27m

PMPW: 87kg