Saturday, 21 May 2016

21/05/2016

Total Rush Hills Ride (Broad Gully, Mine, Christian, Flatrock):
I took a bunch from Total Rush out into the northern hills as a option for the shop ride. I figured there would be a lot of people who'd never been that way, and that I could add value to the store by taking them on an adventure that would open their mind to the possibilities, and their legs to the pain.

It's obviously tough to keep together a group with disparate abilities, especially when you also need to direct everyone on where to go. I ended up deciding on riding at the front with one eye on my power figure, trying to keep it under 350W so that everyone else could get a sit until the feature roads arrived. Then... well then I attacked, ensuring I was either riding with the next fastest rider, or getting my own training done. Once I crested the top, I circled back for the last rider(s), getting myself some extras, and ensuring we had some cohesion.

At the end of it, I think the ride was a success in a few ways. Firstly the others seemed to genuinely enjoy the new places and challenges. Secondly my legs worked well and I punched out some solid efforts which made me thing I haven't lost too much while playing around with barbells and rowing machines.

The one thing that I'd have to count as a failure though... i bloody forgot to take any photos, which has left this here posting more stark than Ironman.

Strava link.

D: 101.6km
A: 1,533m

PMPW: 88kg

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