Streetview is an amazing thing as accidently stumbled upon it the other day while looking for a tyre place. Thank goodness they went all through ChCh before the quakes, as have got a great historical record of an inner city which now doesn't exist. Quite a surreal concept considering it was completed only 3 or 4yrs ago. Quite an emotional trip down memory lane.
Had 151mm of rain, or close to 6" in 3 days starting last Sunday (my biking day). Great for our water tank, as if it wasn't for that downpour we wouldn't have made it through Spring! Reckon it'll set us up for the year. Waters like gold when you're running out! Ground is still saturated though and we had lots of small slips around the hills as well as a new stream running through our place into the neighbours. A large EQ now wouldn't be good. However no signs of those recently. Lots around but too small to feel.
Daughter had her semi-finals of netball on today. Got a ride in with a friend which gave me an excuse to bike in and watch her in town. Late of course so had to motor. Trying hard but going average speed. Heart/lungs the main limiting factor. Went hard up Dyers averaging about 180bpms but could only manage 15min14 which is cruising speed when fit
My poor heart! On the flat was about 174bpms but again not particularly fast ~ 33km/h. Missed nearly 2 quarters but at least got to see the last half. Unfortunately were beaten by a very slick team who kept the pressure on and forced mistakes. Great game even if on the wrong end of it, so went down 23-18 which was pretty good considering. Girls were a bit upset and a few tears at missing the final but playoff for 3rd next week so all is not lost.
On the way home was poked so had to go slow with no detours so I'd make it ok. Got passed by a few lackies up Dyers I'd usually smoke (one nearly choked trying to say hello as he went past), but had no option but to let them go so a very slow 23mins20 at the top. Oh to be fit again....
15:14 Govs to SOK ~180bpms Av 186bpms max!
2hrs20:05 54.3km 23.2 Av 69.8M
Z1: 13% Z2: 26% Z3: 60% 156A 186M
Oh yeah been doing a few press-ups every couple of days too.
Took awhile but up to around 25 or 2sets of 20 with good form . Quite proud of myself then asked my son how much he could do and the little(not so little) bugger is up to 50, and he's quite sporadic with them. Hmmm...