Wednesday, 18 September 2013

18/09/2013

NRR Long:
I felt feisty this morning, I can only assume because I'd had two days off the bike in a row for the first time in a while. Whatever it was, I was a cheeky boy as we rolled south, handing out my opinion like a party member before an election.

The good pace down, decent group of dudes rolling through, continued into the hills. No that's not right, it kicked up as the gradients did. Kars and Baden Powel pushed me well over threshold, but still felt ok. The highway was solid, and I probably should have moved up because on Canadian I just couldn't quite cover all the gaps left by exploding riders.

Still, I set a solid time and managed to get myself back onto the front group of 8(ish) before the bottom of Two Bays.

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Not long after this photo, the gradient went up, the pace went up, and I went back. There were a few guys around me to help with pacing, but I struggled to get a good rhythm, at one point swapping to the big ring to see if I could just SE it, nope.

The way home was again solid turns, anywhere from 8-20 guys rolling through at a pace that took me to that place where the thought of one more turn hurts... but you do it anyway.

Strava link.

D: 94.8km
A:534m

Commute:
Despite the day turning to absolute poo, I rolled a lap of the lake after work. My backpack's rain cover flapping in the wind, despite the best efforts of the strong elastic around the edges of it.

Horrible weather is kind of peaceful. There's hardly any other riders, and there's barely any sound... you know, other than the roar of the wind in your ears.

D: 10.7km
A: 78m

PMPW: 95kg

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