Sunday, 9 September 2012

9/09/2012

St Kilda East - Mordialloc - St Kilda East:
I wanted something relatively easy today, so joined a bunch heading out from Total Rush.The ride turned out to be for novice riders, so the return trip to Mordi was the longest ride many had done.

I mostly got the easy ride I wanted, chatting to Skinny, DK, Jay and Heggers on the way down, occasionally finding myself witless as fear gripped me as hard as the riders in front gripped their brake levers.

The return leg was far more sane, I stuck with a poor bloke who'd done his lot just to get south. I searched for topics to discuss and stories to tell to keep his mind off his legs and the firm hand I had planted in his back to ensure we kept rolling forward.

Despite it not quite being the ride I had imagined in my mind, nor the quality of riders I've grown accustomed to riding with, sitting here now, I cant help but smile at the experience. It was a good reminder about how far my own personal bike journey has been. Some time a decade or so ago I was the same shy short and anklet sock wearing, hairy leg and baggy shirt sporting rider that I saw around me.

Anyway, as Steve is fond of saying "More people, on more bikes, is more better."

Strava link.

D: 71.8km
A: 286m

PMPW: 91kg

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