Sorry Dave!! Things are just starting to look up down here with Spring in just a few days!
Had a good ride today. Just did my short and hilly ride. Conditions weren't too bad but quite a strong Nor' easter blowing. Nice not to get rained on though! Got to the SOK in reasonable time and then on the first climb spied this fit looking guy just up ahead. Decided not to pass him as he was about as strong as I was, and didn't want to get in a race. Then noticed he had some tri bars...
Lucky I didn't pass him as he started pulling away from me a little when it flattened out a bit, but I'd start clawing back some time on the hills. Then I noticed he'd stopped, after a bad gear change had made him drop his chain so I went speeding past. 30seconds later he was back up and on my tail and stayed at about that distance for 5min or so. But I wasn't going to let him catch up and pass me though, so kept up the pace.
Then when the next couple of hills came, I pretty much floored it (even though making sure it looked like I wasn't!
), and gave him the slip. I knew there were a couple of turn-off's into town he would probably take, just after the hills.
Started getting a bit hard at Rapaki as I started to tire on the way home. The last hill being a bit of a struggle like usual, but thankfully not as hard as last week
HR max 180 Av 148 2hr14 within zone 20min over
The Bastard 18:38
Last hill 5min58