Sunday, 24 July 2016

24/07/2016

St Kilda East - Iron Bark - Flat Rock - St Kilda East:
It's hard to be serious when the temperature is hovering around zero, it brings an air of ridiculousness to adventuring out in mere layered lycra. We did though, DK, Bing (for a short while) and I. We put a couple of coffees in our face and headed north before any heat started to permeate the day, so that we could get some kms and smiles in before the forecasted rain.

Like last Saturday,the day's agenda revolved around over threshold efforts on any positive gradient, and in DK's words "easy" on the rest. I disagree on his definition of easy as often I found myself pushing the same Watts as yesterday's efforts. At the end of Bannons Lane the clouds forming behind the ridge of Kinglake West suddenly loomed large, so we turned for home, opting to stay warm and dry rather than get in Mine and Christians roads.

There was some fun in the efforts, testing to see if DK was pacing himself appropriately, seeing if I could finish them off harder and maybe slip a wheel in front at the top... that is until I cracked and resorted to an emergency gel on the way home through Kangaroo Ground. The joy though, the happy times, the thing that makes getting on the bike high on my priority list, was rolling through the few laden foot hills of Kinglake. Riding along bubbling brooks, and beside ruby coloured Rosellas. There were sections of grass, hidden in the shadows of ridge lines, that sported frosted tips like a 90s boy band.

Strava link.

D: 95.5km
A: 1,166m

PMPW: 90kg

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