Thursday, 28 August 2014


6am NRR:
Right at the start, it seemed like no one was interested in doing much today. We didn't roll out until 6:02, and then it was just a bit of a lazy two up roll. Gradually the pace lifted, and soon enough it was single file for 20-30 riders.

I never felt super stretched when on a wheel, but if a surge or inattention caused a slight gap, it took a concerted effort to close it.

Given the fast pace, the only time I hit the front was coming out of the golden mile. We got some lights, and I decided I'd do my bit to get the sprint train started. I got on the front and worked to get things going, had a look back to ensure that everyone was on, and realised that I had pulled Jono Cantwell and myself clear. I gave a perfunctory "we're on" and nailed myself for a few hundred metres to make the gap as big as possible as quick as possible.

I rolled to the side, getting ready to grab Jono's wheel and fully hate life... but he soft pedaled through and I pulled the chute, the impetus was lost.

Strava link.

D: 45.7km
A: 179m


D: 12.4km
A: 96m

PMPW: 89kg

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