Maybe today would have been better if I just stayed in bed. But being the fool I am I stayed up to watch Skins and Entourage on SBS last night leaving just over four hours sleep before getting up for the Tuesday ride.
When the alarm went of I checked the radar and there was a little rain around but not too bad so up I got. Progressing up the street did not take long for the first drops of water to start flicking in my face and coating the bike in crap. No on my ride to the narrows today but was damp. The clouds did look a little evil. Must have been a full moon it seemed lighter than normal.
Around twenty or so riders showed up this morning however we left a little late because Peter was dragging his feet rocking up. Cruising down Mounts Bay Road I finally got my shoes full of water from the spray. By the time we got to Sunset hospital it did start to rain and i got a push up the rise from Peter but my efforts to keep up with the group were pointless. Kinda zig zagging around to keep the wheel.
Once the group turned onto Stirling Hwy I fell off the back. They slowed down a little up the rise and I got close and thanks to a car on the round about at Bindaring Drv I got back on the end of the group for the descent. Was cautious because it was wet and I didn’t want to kiss the road. My friend Mosman Park hill was not as good to me as Saturday but better than in the past. Even pegged back Lennie just before the crest this week. Rolled past Darryl on Bay View Tce who then grabbed onto my wheel up to the regroup at the water tower.
Continued to struggle keeping on the end of the group until the turn up Preston Point Rd where Shut Up Legs took effect and I gained back a few places up to the top of the rise and try to keep it going down the flats. This renewed strength only lasted until Burke Drv where I was again dropped like a sack of potatoes.
Stayed along side Lennie for the ride down Fraser Rd where again I was dropped on the rise. I almost could not slow down on the turn at the top of the hill brakes were far too wet. Made my own way around to the Raflfles wishing I didn’t have another 45 minutes to ride home. I took a bit over 35 minutes or so to get from South Perth to home as I just didn’t have anything left. Legs you failed me today shame on you.
Distance: 71.02 km
Calories: 2,563 C
Avg Speed: 27.9 km/h