Recovery days! Skateboard supermarket trips and slow rides down to Williamstown.
New road bike got some love today.
New bars, cables re done and BB30 to gxp adapter installed! Happy to have my power meter back.
Time for some new chainrings, standard 53/39 for road and a 48t for track (my most used chainring for racing). These were generously given to me by Dan who owns and runs Bespoke chainrings.
Anyone who has met Dan will know that he is quite critical on components and how they perform so I have no doubts that these will be super high quality.
Once I’ve had a chance to use and abuse these I’ll give them a full review.
In the mean time you should check out his stuff over at Bespoke chainrings
Relaxing after a hard track session, I have missed these!
Reco day means a slow ride along Williamstown beach and a lot of sitting on the couch looking out of the skylight. Also, amazing weather considering we’re in winter right now!
These legs. They’ve felt dead and horrible the last week and a half, actually my everything has been feeling dead. I was worried I was over training, motivation was so low. I had actually thought about quitting bikes all together. Today I woke up and even though it was 4 degrees out I was motivated, I wanted to ride again. Out on the bike my legs felt great! My heart rate didn’t struggle to rise and I was able to push the watts my coach had set for me. Words really can’t describe how happy I am right now. Glad that over training scare has passed, I figure a week of really bad sleep will make you feel like that. A good reminder that rest/sleep/recovery is every bit as important as training.
Brunswick cycling club road champs.
Disappointing day really, woke up feeling tired and sick, legs felt pretty dead also.
Attacked on the first lap hoping someone might come across, that didn’t work out. On the second lap I got a puncture and that was race over.
It was an amazing out and back course with beautiful views and the only photo I ended up taking all day was of my legs riding home.
Ever been stranded without any spare tubes? I got 3 punctures yesterday and contemplated riding the rim 60km home. I then thought of this, it actually worked quite well and held pressure until I got around to changing the tube this morning. I think I’ll call this the poor mans patch kit.
Bailed on a recovery ride to cruise about on my skateboard instead.
Used a bunch of parts I had to set up a new cruiser for supermarket trips!