Saturday, 9 October 2010

9/10/2010

Yarra Trails:
I was meant to head to Kinglake with the boys, but failed in the simple task of setting an alarm to wake me. Still, when I eventually woke at 8am I had a bike ready to rock and clothes ready to change into, so I headed out to re-acquaint myself with the Yarra trails.

My lines were a little hap hazard, my legs lacked a bit of oompf but my smile was in peak form. It's awesome how much the single track has changed since I left. A couple of puddles remained, but basically it was hardpack heaven, the only time I slid was due to sand.

I spent most of the day riding with Malachai. He had strapped a number to his bike, so obviously wanted to race, but I felt like I had him in my back pocket the whole time.

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I managed to clear a couple of sets of stairs that have stalled me for months on end.

The first one was on the trail opposite the Abbotsford Convent, the solution was to approach it a bit slower and get a good line around the tree and the root. I did it twice just to ensure it was right.

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The second was on the trail that ends near the old CFA.

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I'm looking forward to seeing more of the trails on Tuesday (Flat Hill) and Wednesday (Fatties)

D: 41.5km
A: 445m

PMPW: 94kg

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