Today's ride was pretty good. It was a funny day with sun, cloud, humidity and puddles.
Therefore I sweated - and passed through a bit of body-salts!
I battled out into the headwind, saw Kylie, and chased her down. She was churning the big ring, and it took forever to catch her. We talked some crap before she hit the fireroads for home.
I went for an extra spin up the trunk trail at Stromlo and then a quick World Cup lap. It was pretty well drained out on the trails today after all the rain that has fallen in the last 3 days.
Out on the trail at various spots I saw about 4 other people on bikes. As usual I said g'day to them as we passed on the trail. No response from any of them. Must be 'mute muppets' day out.
After surfing the tailwind home..... highlights being a 80km/hr tailwind assisted descent at the arboretum after getting scoped by the security guard, 30km\hr up the bikeway at the end of the ride, and no flat tyres for a change.
Stats for the ride
time: 4 hours 12 minutes
avg HR: 147
max HR: 177
metres climbed: 1225
max speed: 80km/hr
people seen: 5
bottles of cytomax consumed: 3
bottles of Nuun consumed: 1
bottles of water consumed: 3
Energy gels consumed: 4
Clif Shots consumed: 12
bowls of pasta eaten last night: 3
bowls of pasta eaten after ride: 2
overs of cricket watched for recovery: 7
My pedals need an overhaul, they were squeaking under my immense power! Couldn't tell if it was the cleat, the pedal or the disc for ages.