Saturday, 20 August 2016

20/08/2016

St Kilda East - Park Orchards - Inverness - Sky High - St Kilda East:
Given the forecast, I planned with DK to head over to his and get a few efforts on the ergos. If memory serves me right, 1x5min warm up and 2x20min all at sweet spot. I glanced out the window as I made a piccolo on the rancilio, and it was obvious that the roads were dry, and the sky free from rain bearing clouds, so I did the logical thing and phoned DK to ask if he wanted to ride outside instead.

We rolled out thinking a couple of laps of the Kew Boulie, or maybe Mt Pleasant, in the end we rode over Mt Dandenong via Park Orchards. I spent a lot of time thinking about my undercarriage, I was on a new (wider) saddle and was trying to decide if it was better/worse/just different.

We played the over threshold game on most rises, cresting hills with grunts and pants of "500W, nice". Up Inverness I gave it some stick, managing to make it to the end of my abilities before I reached the end of the road. Up to Sky high and I continued to perform in a way that suggested that ow ow ow my legs!

Still, physical stressors aside, we were out and about on bikes, on a day when we'd expected to be stuck indoors. Despite the clouds that formed over the top of the mountain we avoided rain altogether, though our arrival in Sassafras was hailed with ice falling from the sky.

Strava link.

D: 104.9km
A: 1,810m

PMPW: 90kg

1 comment:

Rick Horvat said...

What a lovely post. The way in which you have strung words together makes all of this sound enjoyable.