Wednesday, 15 July 2015

15/07/2015

5:45 NRR Long:
Even as we were rolling up to the Mordi roundabout, I wasn't certain I wanted to risk getting wet by going long. Judging by the small number of riders, most had succumbed to a similar fear and decided to not even start the ride.

I did go long though, and rolled turns, and was the first rider to the top of Two Bays. Normally that'd be a red letter day, I'm not feeling that way though.

I rolled into Frankston, feeling like one of the stronger guys, and I reckon that was almost my undoing. I expected things not to be horrific, and when guys did their thing on Kars, Baden, the highway, and Canadian, the hurt caught me a little by surprise.

The most intense hurt was Two bays, I sat on a wheel until the final corner, trying really hard to stay focussed, but not to tense up. I don't think that's why I'm so tired now though. That is due to the turns on the way home. Steady turns for an hour, with a few guys rolling a little bit hot, just wore me down. I never reached threshold HR numbers, but it constantly felt like I was pulling the last turn I'd manage. It was effectively an hour of over/unders, that's left me wanting all the coffee in my face.

Strava link.

D: 94.9km
A: 529m

PMPW: 84kg

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