3:19 at endurance pace on the new bike. My legs were in the "Go away, we're sleeping!" mode. Still, it was a decent ride, punctuated by a chocolate-covered doughnut and a pint of OJ in the middle. hrTSS 188, IF .70.
Demain, on roule!
Nice, Hermes! I was thinking about the ride I did up Hamilton just yesterday. You certainly had a gorgeous day!
Racer Ex..."Don't know if the shop is under new ownership. If not feel free to shoplift stuff and break bottles in his parking lot."
Bike's fine - seems stiffer than my other ones. I've got the bars slightly lower than my other ones (8.5cm drop vs. 8cm or less drop) due to the way things worked out with the stem, but I've ridden 100 miles between yesterday and today with no issues. I may go to a longer stem just to see how it feels...the only reason I'm contemplating this is because I've got a longer stem. The fit seems pretty good as it is now.
Demain, on roule!
As much as I keep trying to transition back to road, the track keeps pulling me back in (yes, the Godfather was about cycling). Three races in four days this week: Wed night Encino, Friday night Carson, Saturday night San Diego. Two of them sanctioned even. While racing is never ideal training, omniums usually do offer plenty of opportunity to get your work in.
big john and a few other BF folks from the valley. I was shepherding some clubmates who were Baldy Village virgins across the ridge (they had only ever ridden to the block house) so overall it wasn't too hard.
I need a recovery drink. But I'm out of tonic water. Looks like I need to go to the store.
Just chug it, Captain.
I hope riding the mountains here in Winter will pay off. In ~7 1/2 weeks I'll be in the States for a three week climbing extravaganza, with Mount Hamilton on the itinerary day two.
Goodness...right now it's a half hour before sunrise, and the temperature is ~22*C. I get shivers just looking at that picture.
I think I'd be more concerned about coming down that road than going up it in that weather.
Demain, on roule!
That's why I decided to turn around before the ski village. If I was getting a lift down I would have continued, but given I am so close to my holiday I didn't want to any more risks!
[QUOTE=Dalai;15829816]Nice Hermes, looks much nicer conditions than what I rode in last Saturday... I only made it 12.5 km up the 15.3km Mt Buller climb before deciding descending would be too risky from any higher. The following 3 repeats were to ~11km which still involved snow and slush; just a little less than the first lap. Total 100km 45km climbing...
I hope riding the mountains here in Winter will pay off. In ~7 1/2 weeks I'll be in the States for a three week climbing extravaganza, with Mount Hamilton on the itinerary day two. [/QUOTE
Your road looks like our early spring cycling camps where we ride cross bikes. I did not know that Australia had mountains and snow. Nearly every TV show that I have seen shows Australia being hot desert with 8 of the top 10 worlds deadliest snakes hiding everywhere.
oldschool areodynamic brick
Most expensive ski resorts in the world supposedly...
The Great dividing range is a mountain range running alone the eastern coast of Australia. From just north of Melbourne, Victoria where I live up past Sydney NSW into Queensland. The highest point in Australia is in this range (Mt Kosciuszko 2228m) is an unimpressive rounded hill but well above the 1,200m snowline. We have ski resorts in both Victoria and NSW, but are all very small skiable terrain and short seasons compared to ski areas like you have in the States! But this green hillier band is the comparatively thin area on the Eastern seaboard.
Much of the interior is extremely arid as usually shown. And definitely true about being full of animals and insects that are deadly. Snakes are only the start; then there are the spiders, crocodiles in the north and great white sharks in the ocean to name a few! Other than being careful where you step when out in the bush it is relatively safe. It is the big animals like Bears in the US that has me more worried than anything we have here!
Don't forget about the rain forests!
I love the parts of Australia I've visited (Queensland)