The last week or so has had a few big rides. Saturday was spent doing truckloads of climbing out in the Brindabellas on the road bike. This was a decent set of riding around which burnt up around 5000 calories in the space of 4 and a half hours. On Sunday there was a speed trap set up on Mount Stromlo. Essentially there was a big sign that stated your speed at a certain point of the descent. I was doing hill repeats on stromlo into the fiercest headwind, august is wind month here in Canberra. Therefore the descent had a tailwind. It was also 'old-person' day out on the road at Stromlo. This meant that I had to overtake some of the cars going down. They were cruising down at 35km/hr and with the wind I was spinning out the 53x12.
Coming down from Picadilly Circus into Condor Creek on Saturday was the same, big tailwind, sweeping corners. Cars can't keep up at over 60km/hr on these ones. Pretty much the only reason I head out here.
I have a new pair of forks on order as I am sure that the ones I have are not straight. I had a racing incident in January where I pulled a foot out straight after the start of a short track race and put it through the front wheel. The fork stopped the wheel and me from going any further, but I think that it may have done some damage, that as time passes on, is becoming a little more obvious. Of course it may be all in my mind, but the justifcation of getting the new forks makes me happy.