Tuesday, 27 January 2015


6am NRR:
I had a pretty vivid dream last night, which is kind of rare for me, in which I did northy this morning, but didn't realise until we were almost at Mordi, that I was riding the tiny canadian's commuter. I also had trouble clipping my garmin into the mount, I'm not sure if that's relevant.

Anyway, I suppose compared to riding an under-geared steel single-speed, northy wasn't too bad. That's not really how i feel though. I feel like there was a solid pace all morning, and several attacks that seemed to coincide with me being near the front. Granted, I was responsible for hammering it out of Black Rock, but the counter attack that came over me and Lach was uncalled for. Just rude really. How dare someone do to me what I was trying to do to the bunch?

Strava link.

D: 48.3km
A: 177m


D: 8.8km
A: 26m

PMPW: 87kg

Monday, 26 January 2015


Have you ever noticed that chicken coops have two doors? Well, it's because if they had four, they'd be a chicken sedan.

PMPW: 85kg

Sunday, 25 January 2015


I didn't ride, but I did get up early and get out of the house. While pottering around the streets, I found a nun out for a stroll.

I guess she was a roamin Catholic.

PMPW: 85kg

Saturday, 24 January 2015


St Kilda East - Double Pinch Flat - Train Ride - Rush Ride - St Kilda East:
I think I messed up my karma with all these amazing puns recently, because on my way out to meet Ricky and Jules for a flogging in the nongs, I pinch flatted both front and back tubes AND tyres!

Seriously, both brand spanking new tyres had torn/slashed/rooted sidewalls. So, I legged it to the train station, and got my sorry self to Richmond station and Total Rush, where I salvaged my morning with a quick rubber change, followed by a roll down to Mordi with the pink train (that sounds like the dodgiest euphemism, I swear it's not).

If you're curious about how one double pinch flats tyres, it seems all you have to do is turn right across the tram tracks at the corner of Burwood Rd and Power St.

Strava link.

D: 54.8km
A: 253m

PMPW: 86kg

Friday, 23 January 2015


I Planned to cx it, but after the 2nd night of woeful sleep in a row, I sent an SMS and high tailed it back to bed. Sorry Nugga.

So this lack of riding (today specifically, but also in general) has me thinking about efficient ways to get faster. Little did I know I was going about it the wrong way, but thanks to the GCN team, I've got my season plan sorted.

D: 9.1km
A: 34m

PMPW: 85kg

Thursday, 22 January 2015


Two goldfish are sitting in their tank. One turns to the other and says

"You man the gun and I'll drive."

D: 5.6km
A: 48m

PMPW: 84kg

Wednesday, 21 January 2015



D: 7.8km
A: 34m

HCC Marshalling - HCC Crit:
Given my lack of riding recently, I felt it might be of benefit to me to marshal D grade before lining up for A. In hindsight, i think it affected my own racing. Not so much because the pace was ridiculous, more how much the extra time in the heat/humidity drained me.

When Alby launched off the line, I had a moment of pleasure at the thought that the race may take it easy. It didn't, and after 25 of the 40 minutes we had to race, I pulled the pin. I'd been watching my heart rate climb into the mid to high 180bpm range, and feeling my will to respond to the constant attacks die away.

Oh well, it's done. Given the weather they were forecast yesterday (for today), I was happy to be racing at all.

Strava link.

D: 54.6km
A: 521m

PMPW: 86kg