Saturday, 11 April 2015


St Kilda East - Feisty lumps - St Kilda East:
Oof, Ringwood North and Park Orchards... just oof. I'd racked up 1,000m of climbing before we hit roads I knew, and almost all of it was done out of the saddle.

I mostly rode on hope. The hope that the effort I was putting into the current hill, wouldn't compromise me for the next one. Hope that high voltage lines buzzing over our heads weren't going to give me cancer as I crawled up the bitumen ramps that Jim directed us along.

By the time we got to Pigeon Bank Ln, we were all feeling a bit shabby and opted to get ourselves home rather than tack on extra climbs.

I think it'll take a few trips out that way to get even a basic understanding of routing. A few more times of riding out, knowing that pain is coming, but with no idea about what's next, and certainly no control over when/if.

Strava link.

D: 101.6km
A: 1,709m

PMPW: 84kg

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