Two Fruits

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Group Ride, Solo Run

Bike ride: Distance 22.6 km in 90 mins
Run: Distance: 5.7 km in 29' 32" at 5' 10" per km
Weather: sunny, temp 10 degrees, humidity 60%, wind calm
Week: 53.55 km
July: 336.15 km
Year: 2896.4 km

Thursday group mountain bike ride today with a near record field of 8, good quality field out for a ride on a beaut winter's day. A little secret mid week training has been done by a few recently and it it starting to pay dividends. Not exactly an easy ride today, plenty of undulations to keep us all pedalling along nicely, not quite Tour de France stuff, but we are working on it.
The ride was almost a Tour de Kambah, from work up to Sulwood Dr, over to Kambah Pool Road, good speed down to the Murrumbidgee golf club. Gee, the speedsters get up some pace down there. Then we hit the dirt, and a hill on the outside of the golf course heading to the big houses to Gleneagles. The hill spread the field with the hill climbers outlasting the sprinters, but beware in front, a few more weeks and a bit more riding, and the field will be much closer.
Then, the undulating dirt track on the side of Urambi Hill heading to Athllon Dr near Learmonth Dr. Great piece of track at a good speed. Several went back to work, with 3 of us heading to river at Tuggie Creek. We rode back towards Pine Is on a track I run several times a week, great to run and good fun on the bike. Nice dirt and sand base, holding together with recent rain. Bit technical in places, wombat holes everywhere, but didn't see any wombats. Must have been at work.
We all had a good day out, plenty of chatter, no accidents or spills, and we burned off a few more calories. As Paul says, just need to stay away from the canteen when you get back to work. Savage Garden had a song that had words that said something like " junk food tastes so good because it's bad for you". Don't tell Deansie that his food is junk!!
I will miss next Thursday's ride due to waiting at Brisbane airport at 11:00 am for another flight north to Cairns. I am sure the leaders will find somewhere interesting to go riding.
I went out for a short run after a drink from the fountain, just down and around Pine Is. Nice and easy topping off a nice day. Pity about having to work before and after.
Ewen, the bus was stopping at the bus stop outside the police station, a female was driving the bus, the car driver was " allegedly" blinded by the sun and didn't see the bus slowing down, the car was a mess. Yep, could be on the pension right now if that was me.



    By Blogger speedygeoff, At July 25, 2008 at 8:21 PM  

  • Yes, I was still at work. 2.30 finish for an hour's OT. Time for a nap before Calwell.

    Bet the bus only needed a coat of paint on the rear bumper.

    Have a good 60k tomorrow. Buy you a beer if your km rate is faster than CJ's.

    By Blogger Ewen, At July 25, 2008 at 9:32 PM  

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