Sweet Mullen Mullen trails

Posted on: Monday July 12, 2010

When I agreed to come out for “a couple of hours of fun trails, easy pace” with Jim, Neil, BJ, Ash, I expected to get smashed. When the one guy I didn’t know, Brendan Spink, was introduced to me as “the guy who tears our legs of on TdB” I’ll admit I was nervous. As it turns out, I had a great time – a ride that served to remind me just how much I’ve missed riding. A ride that, since doing, has had me thinking about riding almost non-stop.

On a morning that could’ve been plucked straight from waning summer, we hit up about 30km of singletrack on Jim’s back step. Miles of damp, green-enveloped flow with traction ranging from “generous” to “gigglishly absent”. And though the pace wasn’t a Sunday drive I held on ok, secretly thankful for Brendan’s trouble with the MTB crossover, and never completely forgetting that everyone in the group could turn it up another level or ten if they wanted.



Rounding the corner back into Jim’s little cul-de-sac, I heard the blunt thud and clatter of someone – Neil! – hitting the pavement hard. Hard enough to not leap up, and cover with the “I’m ok” chuckle. Hard enough to lie still and roll call the body parts for a bit. Hard enough to look and feel pretty unimpressed.

Let's see...


An AWOL chainring bolt.

And here’s the result:

Road burn

The elbow


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July 2010
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On the bike

CrossFit benchmarks

100 Burpees: 11:07 10:32
50 Burpees: 4:24
Angie: 30:47 (60 pull-ups only)
Annie: ---
Cindy: 13 rounds
Dianne: 39:07 (scaled)
Elizabeth: 24:47 (scaled)
Fight Gone Bad (3 rounds): 311
Filthy Fifty: 31:16
Fran: 10:31
Grace (35 kg): 4:25
Hangover Cure: 8 rounds
Helen: 11:10
Jeremy: 13:33
Kelly: 36:09
Linda (scaled): 1:17:04
Michael: 32:30
Murph: 54:17
Nancy: 17:30 (scaled to 35 kg)
Nate: 7 rounds (scaled)
Nicole: 3 rounds, 19 pullups

Row 1k: 3:26.3
Row 2k: 7:15.4
Row 500m: 1:35.7
Run 5k: 24:05 (Feb 17)

Weightlifting PBs

Bench Press: ---
Clean: 70kg
Jerk: 70kg
Press: 52.5kg
Snatch: 47.5kg+
Squat (back): 102.5kg
Squat (front): 85kg (x2)
Deadlift: 130kg
CrossFit Total: 623


3RM OHS: 55kg
3RM Front squat: 82.5kg (x5)
3RM Back squat: 90kg
3RM Deadlift: 130kg
5RM Press: 45kg
5RM Front squat: 82.5kg
5RM Back squat: 90kg
5RM Deadlift: 120
20RM Back squat: 65kg


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