Wednesday, 25 January 2017


Ricktastic Wednesday:
Despite the actual lack of rain, yesterday's ride was rain checked until today, which thankfully had no rain either.

What it did have was Williams Rd, and after many attempts in a range of different ways, I've come to the conclusion that there's no nice way to do Williams Rd. This is the first of the steep roads on Tour de Burbs, the one that you race down towards in your big ring, getting a ripping sit on someone else. Once on the hill they quickly tire, and you pop out for the short jaunt to the top... but a couple of pedal strokes later and you realise it's not short, the top of the hill now seems further away than ever before. It's getting steeper! You've gone from your biggest gear to your lowest and still this thing rears in front of you. After an eternity you get to the top, only to find it's a false flat and the sweet relief of a negative gradient, the thing you hung your hopes, your dreams and your reality on... is not to be found.

There's no nice way to do Williams Rd.

Strava link.

D: 50.4km
A: 633


D: 9.0km
A: 29m

PMPW: 87kg

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