at least some are riding atmRead More
my rare ride down to watch some of the PCC time trial last weekend
its been a month since my last post. things are very strange atm. i am unable to really ride due to the sickness i had some time ago that seems to be totally lingering not allowing me to get out on the bike in cold weather. i didn’t race the woody worlds on sunday, and really felt weird when i caught up with everyone who did at brents post woodies bbq.
what saddens me more than anything is the second last post before this was about a total upgrade of the girl but i just haven’t ridden her at all since then. my lungs are still not good at all and i think it’ll be another week before i even get close to riding properly again.
i really hope to race the clubbie on the weekend – or even oakville on saturday. only time will tell.
other things are happening that are major as well but they will have to wait until everything is confirmedRead More
that crisis has arrived… i think
once again the crits were called off.
i left work and the weather wasn’t too bad but by the time i made it to penrith it was shit. the regatta centre was overflowing.
not happy, i really wanted that intensity before saturdays race.
almost there – a podium finish anyway.
today i took to the road with the shits. after picking up carbo from blackmans i re-taped the rim ready for tubeless. i then refitted a tube and pumped it up to 38psi to bed in the tape. i took off up the road with the intention of taking back the KOM out and back to Gross Head South lookout of yarson raymod. i made it half way up the road and the rear started hissing. shit.
the tube had torn near the valve. i had to walk the bike back, refit with another tube and try again… but this time i only made it half way along booker street and exactly the same fate. hissing rear tube – torn at the valve. by now i was super pissed off. i only have tomorrow to get the bike ready for next weekends MTB Cruise.
i ended up just throwing my leg over the roadie and taking off in a huff. i started probably a bit too quick but still set a good time up to springwood. passing the golf course i can now totally feel my legs are very strong when seated and climbing.
i didn’t really know where i was headed but on the way down toward lappo i could here the NP calling. i hadn’t been in there for a while on a roadie so it was a good change of pace from my constant lappo slug. my legs were heavy sore but i still felt pretty strong.
i thought i would only attack once side so i put a shit load into the climb out of the wier toward the oaks. i smashed it up the hill but as i rose up and over the main climb i kind of eased off, not really knowing where the end of the KOM was.
i was totalled by the effort and need to just bring it home up the return climb past the gates and then all the way home. i obviously checked when i goto home to find i had posted the 3rd best time on the gorge south side climb.
i think the best thing was i did still have more in the tank, i was pretty fatigued before the ride – and did ease up across the top. if i had known where the KOM finished i could have improved somewhat… next timeRead More