An early xmas present arrived. XTR 10 speed. If it ever gets dry again, I will dust the cobwebs off the mountainbike and install and test it.
In the meantime, I have been racking up some good training on the road bike. A solid 8 hours over the last weekend spread evenly over the 2 days was just done. Saturday included 6 ascents of Stromlo with a top-secret mix of intervals within an interval in order to eek out a bit of performance.
Sunday was windy. Just a little. It took me over 2 hours to get out to the dirt at Condor Creek. It usually takes me about 1 hour 35. However, with that investment of time it I managed to average 40km/hr back to the cotter in a nice time of 26 minutes. And a further 1 hour to get back up to Palmerston before heading home to watch some golf.
This week coming up is slated as a recovery week. This means extra sleep. Extra sleep means awesome recovery and a clear mind for the next big block.