Tuesday, 23 October 2012


6am NRR:
Ok, that made me happy. I rolled turns in both directions, not every turn, but enough to feel like I could ride a bike at decent speeds.

Rolling turns was the main thing to help me peg my current state, but the effort, solo on the front up the hill between Black Rock and Sandringham did a lot for my confidence too. Realising no one else was coming around me and finding a rhythm to settle into that kept everyone single file was nice. Eventually DK came over the top a little bit before the crest and eased over in front of me meaning I didn't have to search for a 50 extra watts to cover his extra speed.

The sprint was a bit of a giggle, strung out from the left onto Ormond Esplanade only to have a set of red lights at Glen Huntly slow the pace right off. I timed the lights and managed to roll through with a little momentum (20km/h?) and put everything into that last 900m of road, trying my best to either break those on my wheel or if no one was there, to keep them from getting across. Sadly there were two guys who rolled off my wheel at 100m to go.

Strava link.

D: 45.4 km
A: 197m


D: 14.7km
A: 153m

PMPW: 91kg

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