Tuesday, 25 December 2012


6am NRR:
There were 15 or so riders ready to roll at 6am on Christmas morning. I wasn't quite sure to be pleased by how many people were there given it was Christmas day, or sad that there were so few.

The whole group worked turns down the highway, a bit choppy at times, but it got us down to Mordi without any major dramas. From there DK came flying up the outside to a cry of "Merry Christmas". If I didn't like the bloke, I'd hate him.

Once that little giggle was done, the group settled into working home. 15 workers soon became 7 as guys got tired and looked to sit on. Over the two hills at Rickets Point and Black Rock and we were down to 5 riders sharing the load into the wind. In the end those left working pulled with all they had and peeled off, meaning whomever was on the back (Skinny) won the sprint.

It wasn't until I rolled past BP and checked the time that I realised how fast we'd gone. We only had to stop once for a red light, and that was back on the highway somewhere. A Christmas miracle? I think so!

Thankfully in the heart of Balaclava, a sole coffee shop was serving up cups of steaming awesome. Another Christmas miracle!

Strava link.

D: 44.9km
A: 199

PMPW: 94kg

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