Wednesday, 26 August 2015

26/08/2015

5:45am NRR long:
I took a step today, and I'm almost as proud of that as I am of where I got to.

The pace wasn't super hard today, Sam Gifford was again being left to do most of the pace making, and it was groupo compacto at the top of Canadian Bay Rd. It was then that I made a decision to take a step. I rolled up to Sam and told him I'd push some air on Two Bays. I didn't want to see him forced to set tempo all day, only to get attacked multiple times by the riders we had with us, and as I started to set tempo, the noise of tyres behind me spoke to just how many riders we had. I decided to do something about that, I decided to thin the herd.

When we reached the numbered houses and Sam rolled through, there was no one left on his wheel, so I dug a bit and took up position behind him, trying to hold down the feelings of deep satisfaction until later. Straussy ended up bridging and putting in a small gap he held to the top, but that didn't affect the grin that was on my face long after my breathing got back under control.

Strava link.

D: 105.8km
A: 528m

Commute:

D: 12.3km
A: 55m

PMPW: 83kg

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