Wednesday, 3 November 2010


I knew it was going to be wet, I'd seen pictures of how high the river had been, but fuck me, I wasn't prepared to see firsthand how high the river had been and still was.


It was just Cam and I cruising along the bike paths (all the trails were under water) until just before Burke Rd we met Rohin and Belly. Belly decided to come with us out to Hans' loop, Rohin headed back into the city.


Rolling into Hans' loop I was sitting on Belly's wheel, an odd feeling riding there, I wasn't sure if I belonged. Into the tight twisting single track, despite my handlebars being a lot wider (than last time i rode the loop) I was sticking on his wheel, easily. I made the mistake of mentioning this to the ex aussie 24hr champ, and it appeared to slide off his back, well until things opened up and he destroyed me.

It turns out "I've had months with out single track" doesn't mean "i haven't ridden at all". I believe an accurate translation is "I've been hammering the road bike, and your arse is mine on any open hill".

D: 39.6km
A: 280m

B: 22

PMPW: 92kg

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