Sunday, 30 September 2012


St Kilda East - Mornington - Two Bays - Port Melbourne - St Kilda East:
DK and I planned on rolling to Sorrento and home via Arthurs Seat, but when rain set in we decided to stop at re-evaluate and shove pancakes in our faces. With our hands and faces returned to normal states of sensation (ie more than none) we canned our early route and headed back towards town.

The conditions and route weren't conducive to one of my main aims for the day, the cadence competition that's been going on for the past week or two. The last attempt as I rolled back home barely equalled my first attempt, then later I was to see Ry Moody had smashed us all with 252rpm.

The day wasn't complete fail, we got in a good 130km, with something close to the mythical tail wind both ways conditions (at best it was cross/tail both ways), and some shenanigans that kept us amused.

My favourite moment was heading north just after Black Rock, we both had mouths stuffed full of fruit cake... so I attacked. Trying to get power to the road while doughy food and giggles are depriving your lungs and legs of oxygen takes me back to the shit Jimmy and I used to get up to on fat tyre rides.

Strava link.

D: 129.6km
A: 740m

PMPW: 92kg

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