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On the train and a dodgy tyreFriday 19th Mar Today’s task was to arrive at our starting point on the mountain, and prepare for the early start tomorrow morning.
6 Days and countingSaturday 13th Mar
13 March 2021
5.30am woken by barking from our dog Jerry, who decided he needed to go chase rabbits. First coffee of the day, and preparation for the ride to come. It’s autumn now and the mornings are chilly 5degrees deciding on the kit to wear is key, it’s merino this morning and long sleeves.
7.30am on the road and temperature is brisk, brrrr, but the weather is going to be lovely blue skies, and hardly a breath of wind. In Wellington if there is no wind, you ride, doesn’t matter if your legs have come off, you still ride because a windless day in Wellington is a rare as rocking horse poo. It’s a hill ride with Kapiti kruzers today, the distance will be around 80km and a few intervals as we ride along undulating the country roads.
8.15am leading out the medium fast group this morning (27-31kph), reminder to myself don’t sit on the front all ride. Legs are feeling great after last weeks 200km jaunt and the two mid week virtual training sessions. In two minds what to do today, take it easy, or have fun 🤔.
For a rider my size (north of 100kg), hills are not easy but maintaining momentum from descending and carrying that speed into the uphills makes a difference. Decision made, it is a have fun ride this morning.
Mike, from Nelson is in town so we have a tandem in our group (Mike and Ernst), great guys and quick.
There are a few roads on the ride where we are chasing each other up and down, sometimes I win and sometimes they do, regardless it is great riding and huge fun. It isn’t a surprise to see PBs on those rides.
Serena, is in great form and she is at the front driving the group along the first hill road, the group is fracturing such is her pace. I jump on her wheel, and we crest the first climb side by side (I’m already 10secs up on my PB for the segment), still feeling fine, I overtake and push on, 15secs, 20secs up on my PB. We cross the line only a second apart and wait for our group to come back together.
10.30 hills done and the classic race for coffee. The tandem boys are hitting their straps with some big pulls, a few of us are still on their rear wheel and the fast group are overtaken by us. The finish line is coming up fast, with the tandem 1st, Guy 2nd and me 3rd.
Was this the best prep for the 300km ride next weekend? Who cares that was bloody great fun.Share
06/03/2021 - 200KM training rideFriday 5th Mar
Night ride adventureFriday 5th Mar With a planned 4am start for our decent off the mountain, it makes sense to get some night riding in, to hone our skills and test out our kit.
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