Yeah had a beautiful ride today. Perfect conditions. Bugger-all wind, and the Sun was shining.
Wish I took the camera in the end, as I wanted to post the view from the top of "The Bastard" looking down the harbour. But only remembered 2k's down the road, turned around but then thought "stuff it" so continued on my way...
Misplaced my newish HR watch so had to take my (really) old one which doesn't give much info.
Anyway the heart rate was quite a bit down but I made sure I kept it for the most part under 160bpm's(85%max) as I want to get more efficient at low revs.
So home to Gebbies, up Bastard to the Sign of the Kiwi, Summit Rd to Lyttelton, then back around the bays to home.
Definately felt a bit stronger...
2hrs47:34 66k's av23.6
Last hill 5:24
HR ~140's av. maxHR I saw while sprinting to the top of the big B, 177