Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tallowa Dam Ride

I took part in the Tallowa Dam ride last weekend in preparation for the Alpine Classic later in the month and as a general all round source of pain and suffering.

There was a fairly large group again for the ride, it's really becoming something of a "draw" for Sydney Audax riders and locals too. A few familiar faces and a few new ones. Even had a guy on a recumbent.

The weather was very humid and sticky and got hot later in the day but was otherwise not too extreme. A head wind moderated the temperatures for most of the ride, with only the steep climb up from the dam and most of Barrengary Mountain being hot.

I found myself in pedal with Greg for most of the day and it was good to catch up with him. He has just started his preparation for PBP so reckons he was a bit slower and unfit, which gave me half a chance.

From Rider redux

For mine, I enjoyed the riding, coped with the hills and heat reasonably well and managed my fastest time yet for this ride.

From Rider redux

Nothing really significant to report from the ride itself, saw a Lyrebird on the Pass and some beautiful parrots along the route. Traffic was fairly light and patient and it didn't rain!

Mileage in Kilometers = 376

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