Sunday, 19 February 2017


St Kilda East - Warrandyte - Nichols - Alma - Plenty Gorge - St Kilda East:
The difference between today's 100km in the hills, and yesterday's malaise was a group text. "Is anyone available for a bike ride tomorrow morning?"

We chatted our way out through the suburbs, deciding on roads to ride as we got to them, routed by the most authoritative voice of the moment.

I climbed hills with a low cadence, working through SE efforts prescribed by Ken to reinforce a toe down pedalling style. I even apologised to the others when those aims resulted in me driving the climb out of Diamond Creek, making the others push hard on a ride that wasn't about that. No the ride was for sprinting to empty school crossings, for arguments about the appropriate clothing choices, and about laughing when Matt's bike failed to let him into the little ring at the start of several sharp pinches.

Strava link.

D: 93.8km
A: 1,366m

PMPW: 89kg

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