Archive for February 2013
Posted Sunday February 24, 2013on:
Not a bad morning for a roll with a mate. Not bad at all.
Even feeling flat and wooden it was a great morning to be out.
Ran into Dave, who is back on the bike after a pretty nasty clavicle-bruising incident at the You Yangs a couple of weeks ago.
95km, 1,463m, 4:18
After a truly epic week of 16+ hour days (it’s line of business planning time at REA), it felt right to get out the door and roll alone with no agenda other than to shut off my mind.
No backpack, no base layer.
Thin summer air.
I felt seriously fatigued on the roll out into the hills. Under-recovered with no riding at all in the legs other than some slow commuting. Just a week of adrenaline and cortisol. Or was I getting sick? I though about cutting the ride short but then figured I’d just take it slow and easy.
I took the slow and easy all the way out to Antoinette Blvd, where I started to feel better, but I didn’t open it up. I eased into the climbs and stayed seated. Just spun along. All the way to the bottom of Bonds Rd like this. Steady, but paced. At the turn into Bonds I put the hammer down. 189 bpm at the top and in spite of everything a second-to-best personal time. Ok, now I know how to time my run on that segment.
With awakened legs, I let the bike be my guide on the way home. Good legs on the ups. Smooth and fast on the downs. The Enve Classic 25s are so, so, soooo nice to ride.
Long time no see.
76.9 km, 961 m, 2:57
20 Long-cycle KB C&J e.s.
10 1H Swings e.s.
20 2H Swings
All @ 16kg KB