Wednesday, 31 August 2011

31/08/2011

NRR: (long)
The ride didn't feel quite as fast without David Kelly on the front, rumour has it he crashed at Tour of the Murray and broke his arm. The wind always felt like it was in our faces, and the hills took me to a bad place filled with unhappiness and a complete lack of sugar and spice.

The main culprits for slugs and snails and puppy dog tails were the "bay" road twins (Canadian Bay and Two Bays). I think the style of strength training done with Jeff had me better prepared for these shorter hill types, the type that is somewhere between an extended out the saddle effort through to those that requite sitting for under 3-7 minutes (in my mind still a strength endurance exercise).

Arrival time at work: 8:46am

D: 102.3km
A: 470m

Commute:

D: 7.8km
A: 30m

PMPW: 92kg

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

30/08/2011

Commute:
One one hand a frosty morning like today should merit knee warmers, on the other hand my legs are looking pretty and they did such a good job last night it felt a shame to hide them away.

D: 13.6km
A: 40m

PMPW: 93kg

Monday, 29 August 2011

29/08/2011

Commute:

D: 13.7km
A: 45m

Power Haus:
2 x 1min Row
1 x 100 Skip

2 x 5 @ 20kg Low bar squat
1 x 5 @ 45kg Low bar squat
1 x 5 @ 65kg Low bar squat
1 x 2 @ 90kg Low bar squat
3 x 3 @ 115kg Low bar squat

1 x 5 @ 30kg Press
3 x 5 @ 52.5kg Press

1 x 5 @ 70kg Dead lift
1 x 6 @ 150kg Dead lift

3 x 7 Chin ups

I'm starting to feel good about squats, 115kg was complete arse at 3x5 a month or so ago, in a few weeks when I'm doing it 5x5 I will consider my issue overcome.

Press felt tough on the first set, but a bit better on the next two.

Dead lift was rad sauce. Regular grip wasn't an issue, the weight went up, I even had an enough left to lift it a 6th time for James to take a photo. Next time I'm going to go for 160kg with a regular grip.

PMPW: 93kg

Sunday, 28 August 2011

28/08/2011

Commute:
I took the opportunity for some extra sleep last night, I'd shovelled as much food as I could find after the ride into my gaping maw and all that was left was to sleep blissfully to the tune of my chainsaw like snoring.

Around midday I threw on just bibs and a jersey and headed out to get visit a few people, nothing serious, but a good excuse to get the legs moving.

D: 21.0km
A: 90m

PMPW: 92kg

Saturday, 27 August 2011

27/08/2011

Melbourne - Warrandyte - Yarra Glen - Healesville - Kinglake - Melbourne:
I hoped I would wake up feeling chipper, that the tiredness I felt yesterday would be gone and my legs would be refreshed. I didnt. I slept poorly and woke with a slight feeling of dread. The planned ride out through Warrandyte to Yarra Glen, on out to Healesville before turning up Myers Creek Rd to get to the back of Kinglake and finally turning for home.... well to put it bluntly was not going to be an easy day. Still this was good preparation for the Amy Gillet Gran Fondo in a few weeks time, so I kitted up and headed out into the early morning glow to meet Jim, BJ and Erin Baxter in Rosanna.

There was a little bit of niggle early, BJ is still on his way back from massive shoulder injury (ask him for the story, it's worth a giggle) and Erin is working his way back into fitness after some time off..... but Jim.... well Jim is a little shit. He just wont quit, though I suppose I'm equally to blame in the games we have played... obviously we'll continue to play them for as long as we ride together. As long as I have breath in my body, I desire to beat Jim.

And that pretty much sums up the day. Jim and I went at each other each hill. I took all the honours but he made me hurt to achieve them. Myers Creek Rd was 25ish minutes of Attack and Sustain. I pushed early to open a gap, then each time I felt I was around a corner and out of sight I'd attack again to open up a greater lead. The result was an average heart rate of around 87% and a set of legs that barely wanted to turn pedals for 20 minutes after.

The descent down Kinglake was awesome, though the slight headwind kept the speed down and thus nudged it out of the top spot for best moment of the day. The best moment would have to go to finding a stack of bikes out the front of the bakery in Healesville, one of them equipped like so.

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D: 172.1km
A: 2,455m

PMPW: 92kg

Friday, 26 August 2011

26/08/2011

Commute:
I haven't needed a rest day like I do today for quite some time. I commuted from the north side, straight up Brunswick st to the city, and even the smorgasbord of fresh commuters to chase couldn't tempt me to turn a pedal in anger... ok so they couldn't tempt me to attack more than once.

D: 16.4km
A: 75m

CE: 1

PMPW: 92kg

Thursday, 25 August 2011

25/08/2011

Commute:
My intent was to ride easy as I could on the way in (though the northerly was not helping) and to throw in 1 shortish effort on the way home to prepare my mind and body for intervals.

Intervals:
1 x 5 min E1
5 x 10 sec MAX:2
5 x 10 sec HCLR:2
1 x 5 min E1
1 x 15 min 30s A&S E3 r/up (last 2 min)
1 x 5min E1
1 x 15:15:15:15 r/up
1 x 5min E1
1 x 15 min 30s A&S E3 r/up (last 2 min)
1 x 5min E1

I had to ask for a bucket after the 15:15:15:15 ramp up, and for the last E3 effort I may have only done 10 min instead of 15, I really cant be 100% sure either way as my already dodgy ability to count goes right out the window and time distorts when I'm in the box.

PMPW: 92kg

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

24/08/2011

NRR: (long)
I was pretty tentative before this ride, my legs were still sore when I woke up making me wish my home toilet had a handicap handrail to leverage off.

There was a brisk tempo set down to Mordialloc, around South road I got sick of the choppyness at the back and rolled to the front. From there to Frankston the pace varied. Not so much surges, just differing pace depending which bloke was on the front drilling it. When it was David Kelly, everyone suffered. Seriously, someone needs to let down his tyres or something.

I tried to follow wheels up Kars st, the wheel I was on over the top was one Mr Kelly and he took me on a magical ride to threshold heart rate land.

I swung wide as we turned into Canadian Bay rd, letting 5-6 guys through, I wanted a slight respite to the flogging I was getting, but more importantly I wanted wheels to come off up the first kicker. There were a few instances of the old "stand up, sit down, stand up, sit down" which, as we all know, does nothing to relieve the pain in one's legs or increase one's speed. I tried to ignore the monstrous number blinking at me from my HRM as we hit the flat spot, stood and kicked into the final pinch.

As I sucked air and weekly turned the cranks, I watched the riders I'd just worked hard to stay with pull away down the descent. As I got my diaphragm spasming under control I tried to make ground up on the lead 10-15 riders, finally rolling up onto their wheels just as we turned up Two Bays and into my own personal hell.

Back in Frankston, just as we were turning for Kars st I laughed when I saw Richard already looking at his gears. "There's no answers down there mate, everything you need to know is up ahead. I quipped.

Well to get back to the main narrative, up Two Bays as I fought a losing battle with the incline and my mountain goat like fellow riders I caught myself looking down at my gears (several times in fact), hoping there would be some answers there. There wasn't.

From there it was a leisurely 50km/h smackfest to St Kilda, seemingly perfectly scheduled to drain the last ounce of my being out through my ineffective legs as riders turned off to their own destinations.

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As we rolled through Brighton Beach I heard one guy say "get my my dummy and teddy, I'm going home for a nap"... it was nice to know I wasn't the only one completely flogged.

Arrival time at work: 8:47am

D: 103.3km
A: 500m

Commute:
There was no rabbit in this world juicy enough to tempt me to chase them on my way home.

D: 7.8km
A: 20m

PMPW: 92kg

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

23/08/2011

Commute:
I've started to formalise the idea of racing the Victorian Masters Track championships (MMAS1) and to try and give the competition a nudge for the sprint and kilo.

That's a bit of an ask, but Carl is giving me confidence that it's quite possible.

What I've come to realise is it goes against everything I've said about racing age categories to this point*. I stated (loudly) that I wouldn't race age categories while I was still getting faster. I'm still getting faster, or I bloody well better be or Carl and my legs are getting a stern talking to. I think to assuage the guilt I feel at breaking this standard, I will set a time goal for the Kilo and gauge my performance on that.

1 minute and 5 seconds. Why that number? Carl mentioned it once, and that saves me thinking about it.

* Ok ok so I raced Vets at a nationals round of the Aussie XC series.

D: 19.3km
A: 40m

PMPW: 92kg

Monday, 22 August 2011

22/08/2011

Commute:

D: 15km
A: 40m

Power Haus:
2 x 1 min Row
1 x 100 Skips

2 x 5 @ 20kg Low bar squat
1 x 5 @ 40kg Low bar squat
1 x 5 @ 65kg Low bar squat
1 x 2 @ 85kg Low bar squat
5 x 5 @ 100kg Low bar squat

1 x 5 @ 20kg Bench press
3 x 5 @ 70kg Bench press

1 x 4 @ 40kg Power clean
3 x 4 @ 70kg Power clean

I'm really pleased with the squats, partially because it was two and a half tonnes, but mostly because I performed 25 squats with good form. I imagine part of it is that I'm starting to find a good place for the top squat on my back/shoulders.

Nailing my 70kg bench press was just icing on the cake. I didn't realise at the time, that my bench and power clean the same, kind of amusing given the difference in the size of the muscles involved.

PMPW: 92kg

Sunday, 21 August 2011

21/08/2011

ABOC Sprint @ DISC:
3 x 1/4 lap Power jump (3rd jump seated) @ 106"
1 x 250m MAC @ 106"
1 x 375m MAC rider last 100m @ 98"
2 x 1 Over/Under - Duck and dive @ 82"

The power jumps were tough, I was paired with Chris Ray and with only a 1/4 of a lap to work with it barely felt like you got the gear moving, especially with the last seated effort. They certainly took some effort as by the time the 1st MAC came around I could barely catch the bike and had to question if I was giving my all. I think yesterday's hike certainly contributed to the lack of snappy power.

I enjoyed the duck and dive drills. They're giving me confidence to race sprints at DISC and some skills/tactics that may even carry over to Blackburn. Trying to time attacks to the dead spot in people's pedal stroke and to cause them to turn their head to the wrong side so you get a moment where they cant see you attack.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

20/08/2011

Briggs Bluff:
I know this one is going to hurt me over the next few days, I don't walk enough for a 10km loop up a hill and back not to smack my legs about, but it was pretty.



D: 10.6km
A: 420m

CE: 1

Friday, 19 August 2011

19/08/2011

NRR: (Church group)
The image of 40 blokes riding through the early morning drizzle was reminiscent of a black and white New York scene, muted colours and stark contrasts.

I turned at the Church (for the first time) and bar 60 seconds through Mentone, rolled turns the whole way. The pace was solid, a group of 3-8 always rolling through, including Tom Leaper and a few O2 boys. One of them, Craig, turned to me at one point and remarked I was riding strong, I didnt feel it at the time, my legs were on fire, so I relayed my experience at the Vic Nats. It was met with laughter and a derisive comment.

"What did you expect?".

Craig may never know, but that comment did more for my confidence than anything I could do myself. He's a strong guy, racing well in club level a-grade, and to know he would expect the same result himself was reassuring.

D: 46.9km
A: 160m

Commute:



D: 17.9km
A: 85m

CE: 1

PMPW: 92kg

Thursday, 18 August 2011

18/08/2011

Commute:
I rode my bike and got a wet bum. It's an important thing to note, as my brain had come to believe that I would die a horrible death should it ever occur.

For the record, I did not die a horrible death.

With that revelation in mind, NRR tomorrow.

D: 13.7km
A: 45m

PMPW: 93kg

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

17/08/2011

Commute:

D: 14.3km
A: 65m

Intervals:
1 x 10 min E1
1 x 15 min E3
1 x 10 min E1
1 x 15 min E3
1 x 10 min E1

What's to say? Half an hour of sweating and staring at my stem. Not really "fun", but I've been told it's good for me, so that's reason enough for me to do it. Just to clarify it's the effort that's good for me, not the staring. I don't know if the staring has any effect other than to make my stem feel slightly uncomfortable with the amount of scrutiny it is under.

PMPW: 93kg

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

16/08/2011

Commute:
I chatted with Carl last night after the lifting of heavy things. My chipper mood was likely the result of a physical and emotional high (endorphins and pride) after chalking up new PRs. That chipper mood resulted in the conversation being quite forward looking, and me suggesting something horribly silly but at the same time thoroughly sensible, trainer sessions.

My worries about my performance in the hills and the need to do more were somewhat quashed by a simple question. How much of your racing is going to be in the hills? The answer is simple, not a lot really.

At this point the plan is looking something like this.

Train for threshold power increases in the lead up to the Melbourne to Warrnambool.

Train for peak power in the lead up to track/crit season.

That leaves the idea of XC racing and the Otway hanging out there somewhere in limbo, right now they're so far in the future that it's hard to contemplate them. It's possible I might not do the Otway, in which case I can really focus on that peak power idea and thus chase results on the track and doing one thing great rather than many things mediocre does appeal.

D: 13.7km
A: 45m

PMPW: 92kg

Monday, 15 August 2011

15/08/2011

Commute:

D: 13.8km
A: 50m

Power Haus:
1 x 500m Row
1 x 100 Skips

2 x 5 @ 20kg Low back squat
1 x 5 @ 45kg Low back squat
1 x 5 @ 55kg Low back squat
1 x 5 @ 85kg Low back squat
3 x 3 @ 105kg Low back squat

1 x 5 @ 20kg Press
3 x 5 @ 50kg Press

1 x 5 @ 70kg Dead lift
1 x 5 @ 140kg Dead lift

Another week, another try at the 500m row ITT and another PB. Sure it's my second one, but I'll take the 3% improvement as a sign that keeping your bum on the seat rather than scrabbling halfway through to collect it is a good thing.



My first week of 3x3 squats, I decided to be fairly conservative and only went 5kg over the 100kg sticking point (10kg over last week's 5x5). My form was reasonable, and the low numbers made counting a lot easier, a boon given how much I suck at counting reps/sets.

The press, the press was rad. How else do you describe adding 2.5kg to your previous press PR and powering them through anyway? You can't! It's rad. Ensuring my back and diaphragm were locked solid certainly helps.

Speaking of rad, dead lifts are rad. Another week, another 10kg. BAM! Cop that dead lift. Yes you're starting to stress standard (non hooked) grip and by doing so limiting my ability to stand around at the top of the lift and survey the world, but whatever, I don't care, I did you and that is final.

PMPW: 93kg

Sunday, 14 August 2011

14/08/2011

ABOC Sprint @ DISC:
2 x 1/4 lap Power jump @ 106"
1 x 1 lap Seated power jump @ 106"
3 x 1/4 lap starts @ 96"
2 x flying 50's @ 98"

Big gears, low speed starts, my brain was still working at the end (insert laughter here) but the thought of a MAC did not fill any part of me with joy (even the truly masochistic bit that signs me up for stupid things) so I skipped it and went home.

PMPW: 92kg

Saturday, 13 August 2011

13/08/2011

Victorian Road Champs:
I was watching a Behind The Peleton Video this afternoon and a comment towards the end stuck with me.
"At the end of a long race, the legs give the answers to a lot of questions."
In my mind there's a dude with a microphone pointed at giant quads, asking them to solve a series of algebra equations. Anyway, enough sillyness, it turns out legs can also do interviews and answer questions at the start of the race. "How could you possibly know this Neil?!" you exclaim. Well sit down and I'll tell you a very short story.

I didn't make it up the first hill of today's race. There just wasn't enough to make it 5km with the bunch. Below is what I thought about the whole affair moments after I'd dropped off my numbers and departed Anakie.

Time: 12:22
AVG HR: 172bpm
Max HR: 185bpm
AVG Speed : 27.9km
Max Speed: 43.5km

That's as much sooking as I've got, from here it is only pro-active steps to achieve what I want. First up, working out what I want.

D: 5.7km
A: 200m

PMPW: 92kg

Friday, 12 August 2011

12/08/2011

Commute:
Well, it's official, I've done fuck all this week, I ate two chickens, but even that may not be enough to get me to the end of tomorrow's race.

As a friend said the other day, "you know you're about to live life when that nervousness sets in". Well Cole, I feel like I'm about to live more life than my body can handle.

I know I've ridden with/against many of these riders before, though I'm acutely aware that this is the cream of the ones that are able to tear my legs off.

D: 13.7km
A: 45m

CE: 1

PMPW: 92kg

Thursday, 11 August 2011

11/08/2011

Commute:
It looks like, due to a range of factors, I'm going to turn up to the Vic Road Championships with no training this week and that concerns and in turn that concern amuses me.

A year or two ago I would have planned the week leading into a race to be exactly this, well perhaps a little bit more sleep, but the exact same amount of training. Fuck all, you know to ensure that I'd be fresh. Now here I am, worried that I haven't done shit and that I'm going to be stale.

D: 13.7km
A: 45m

PMPW: 92kg

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

10/08/2011

Commute:
Nothing to see here, move along.

D: 13.8km
A: 45m

CE: 1

PMPW: 92kg

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

9/08/2011

Commute:
As I head into another week with disrupted training and a race on the weekend I've had a few thoughts about if I am doing everything I can to be the best I can be? The short answer is no. Quitting my job and training full time would certainly make me faster.

So what if we get more specific, is the answer still no? Given that I'm working full time am I doing everything I can? Nope.

The first thing I could do is choose mtb, road or track and focus my training on that. I could get more precise on my efforts by sitting on the trainer and nailing interval after interval.

All that is true, though they each have an element of sacrifice that I'm not currently capable or willing to make, which leaves me with the idea that I am close to doing what I can given the situation and mental state I am have.

All that said, I should probably get more hills in.

D: 13.7km
A: 45m

PMPW: 91kg

Monday, 8 August 2011

8/08/2011

Commute:
I'd like to think I'm a calm human, willing to shrug off life's little annoyances. This morning I wasn't able to live up to that, I felt the vespa in the StKilda Rd bike lane was doing the wrong thing and needed to know it.

So I smacked the 74" gear on my commuter and chased them down and calmly hooked them out of the lane and back into the car traffic. At one point halfway through the hook I had a moment of clarity and it made me sad. They weren't even putting up a fight for position and so I didn't get to practice leaning on someone at speed.

D: 13.7km
A: 45m

Power Haus:
1 x 500m Row
1 x 100 Skip

2 x 5 @ 20kg Low back squat
1 x 5 @ 65kg Low back squat
1 x 2 @ 85kg Low back squat
5 x 5 @ 95kg Low back squat

1 x 5 @ 40kg Bench press
2 x 5 @ 70kg Bench press
1 x 3 @ 70kg Bench press

1 x 4 @ 40kg Power clean
3 x 4 @ 65kg Power clean

I started with a quick challenge, Steve had done 4 x 500m rows at lunch and was lamenting his times to me after. Realising I had no point of reference, and an opportunity during my warm up, I committed to doing my first 500m row ITT.



I might revisit that one later for fun, at the very least I should be able to improve it by simply keeping my bum and the seat together. I lost a few seconds (twice) to fumbling around to retrieve it from near my feet after we parted ways.

Back squat felt a lot better, next week I'll go 3x3 at 100kg, then if that works then the week after will be 5x5 at 97.5kg. I cant stay at 95kg for ever, even with the additional reps. Talking of additional reps, I think they took the punch out of my legs for power cleans as by the last set I wasn't getting anywhere near the jump of the first set.

Finally the bench press, 70kg is more than I've ever loaded on the bar, so getting 13 reps feels good. I thought I might have had the 14th, but it was not to be, everything was toast.

PMPW: 92kg

Sunday, 7 August 2011

7/08/2011

ABOC Sprint Training @ DISC:
1 x 1/4 lap Power jump 82"
2 x 1/2 lap 10km/h Power jump @ 106"
1 x 1/2 lap 10km/h Power jump (seated) @ 106"
2 x 1/4 lap 30km/k Power jump
2 x Over/Under - Duck and Dive (98")
1 x 375m Windout @ 82"
1 x 15 lap Take a Lap GP @ 94"

Seated efforts on massive gears are evil. I'm not going to go as far as to say I dislike them more than tiny gears efforts, but they're heading in that direction.

This week instead of being a pretend motorbike for the enduros last effort I took part. Chris Dann set the pace for 15 laps and dudes launched to get themselves around. I did the same, taking the timing from whenever someone I knew went. I'd give them a 10-15m head start then chase them down like the little rabbits they are. In all I think I managed 4, possibly 5 laps up on Chris, each of them taking roughly 2 laps to complete.

PMPW: 92kg

Saturday, 6 August 2011

6/08/2011

Melbourne - Nutfield - Melbourne:
We ended up not quite doing the route I expected. True to his nature BJ had a brand new road that we had to see. If you feel that life has been too kind to you, if you feel that you need to be punished, take yourself and your bicycle (equipped with anything smaller than MTB cassette and cranks to Zig Zag Rd in Eltham. Ride it in a Northerly direction from Nathan St.

Jim and I played games on all the hills with each other while BJ set about clawing his way back from breaking every bone connected to his arm. I tried to work at a steadier tempo than the usual smack it at the bottom style I usually employ for these type of hills. That said the ~30% gradient of Zag Zag Rd leaves little option than to get out of the saddle and put every ounce of yourself into the pedals. Just in case that seems like I'm implying more ounces are better for the climb I will be clearer. Less ounces = more better, but regardless of the total you have, put them all into your pedals.

Running a bit late for a lunch appointment I turned for home after Church Rd in Panton Hill, missing the fun of Flat Rock Rd, but all was not lost. I found Peter (Bolts) of NRR fame heading back towards town with a mate, so trying to catch them after taking different (harder) routes kept me honest.

D: 111.7km
A: 1,650m

PMPW: 92kg

Friday, 5 August 2011

5/08/2011

Commute:
I'm starting to get nervous about the Vic Champs road race next week. I'll go into the hills tomorrow instead of the hellride, I think getting some climbing in will be more valuable than more fast pace on the flat (I think I've got that covered).

D: 13.8km
A: 45m

PMPW: 92kg

Thursday, 4 August 2011

4/08/2011

Commute:
My. Legs. Were. Shagged. on my ride in this morning. I also may have been telling anyone that strays too close to me about it and what's caused it (yesterday's ride).

D: 13.7km
A: 50m

Power Haus:
2 x 1min Row
1 x 100 Skips

2 x 5 @ 20kg Squat
1 x 5 @ 45kg Squat
1 x 5 @ 55kg Squat
1 x 2 @ 80kg Squat
3 x 5 @ 100kg Squat

1 x 5 @ 20kg Press
3 x 5 @ 47.5kg Press

1 x 5 @ 50kg Dead lift
1 x 5 @ 130kg Dead lift

3 x 6 Chin ups

4 PBs in one session and some ugly squats.

Firstly PBs, for the first time I nailed 100 skips without break/mistake, then I got my 47.5km press done, then I picked 130kg off the ground and finally I hauled my fat arse off the ground for sets of 6 chins.

The less positive side of it all was my squats, I wasn't/couldn't get my arse out enough and ended with a bit of rounding and a whole lot of squatting off the toes.

PMPW: 91kg

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

3/08/2011

North Road: (Long)
I now have little doubt that the long version of Wednesday NRR is harder than the Hellride.

Today was just brutal. How brutal? Today I was at work in the CBD by 8:45am. Normally after a mad 50k/h return leg I just manage to roll up to my desk at 9. That means the ride was (give or take) 3km/h faster than normal, or to put it another way, there was no way I was whipping out my camera to take photos of other dudes arses due to the constant effort and attention required to stick with the bunch.

Gone was the normal 35km/h roll from Mordi to Frankston, replaced instead by a single line of riders, strung out in the gutter going 50km/h. I pulled a couple of turns but I decided, wisely, to sit on and save something for the hills around Two Bays.

Oh Neil, who are you to declare any of your decisions as wise? Well I'm the bloke who, in hindsight, knows that my heartrate at 90% before Canadian Bay Rd. At the top it was pushing 95%. The only other time I've seen such numbers on my road bike was during a HCC Kew crit. In short, Canadian Bay Rd tasted like pennies. No that's not a typo of penis.

I feel I should be hard on myself for the limited time I spent at the front of the ride, but on the other hand it was hard yakka just being there, let alone trying to influence the pace.

D: 102.5km
A: 475m

Commute:

D: 7.8km
A: 30m

PMPW: 91kg

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

2/08/2011

Commute:
Headwind? Check
Both ways? Check

Ah Melbourne, you're a cruel mistress.

D: 13.7km
A: 45m

PMPW: 91kg

Monday, 1 August 2011

1/08/2011

Commute:
Riding in just* shorts and jersey makes me happy, I know that the weather is going to turn bitter and evil again, but basking in 20ish degree sun made me feel like winter may be leaving us.

D: 13.8km
A: 45m

PMPW: 92kg

* ok so I had a base layer and a hat on.