Magpie wrote:Got home at 4.15. Total K's 257.10. Stopped at a fish and chip shop in Edithdale and ate 3 greasy potato cakes. I can still taste the fat now. Hope you got home OK. I just decided to go on ahead to Sorrento as I thought you were going to turn around at Rosebud and go to Frankston after you had that tyre repaired.
Only issue with me aside from being tired is a slight neck ache.
Hi Magpie, thanks for accompanying me to Sorrento, well, to Rosebud. And congrats on your 257 km ride! I dare say if it wasn't for me holding you back (and swearing at the hills
you probably would have done that distance in under 10 hrs!
Yes, I tried to call you from the bike shop in Rosebud. Was going to say go on ahead to Rosebud, as it looks like I'll at least be half an hr, and I might catch up with you there. But your mobile was off and it asked me to leave a number and since I didn't have a mobile I thought it would be pointless to leave the shops number
Anyway, caught up with you when I was going down, and you were heading back up!
I first pumped up the front wheel at servo to 60, which interestingly would have been enough to ride on, but the bulge was obvious, like half a golf ball, and I was afraid it would get shredded by all the sharp stones from Rosebud onwards, so I asked if there was a bike shop about. The servo attendant didn't know, so I went around to Tyrepower, and one of the workers said there was. Just had to ride back up into Rosebud some. About a km.
At the bike shop, it was only $24 for a new tyre, and I offered them extra to fit it as well, which they were happy to do. I was too tyred, err tired to be bothered with it
All up must have been 40 minutes. This new tyre is even funnier. Only needs 75 psi. My old kevlar one in back wheel has max 120 psi. Anyway, so this is the second tyre I have lost to bulging. I dare say I may have pumped up the front tyre above 100 psi in the dark of 4:30am this morning, and the max was 90 psi. So along with whatever was on the road, high pressure is a killer. Just like high blood pressure.
I got to Sorrento by 11:30 am. Probably would have gotten there by 11:00 am with you if I hadn't had the tyre problem? Anyway, had a 15 minute lunch, then pushed off. But by Dromana the early mornings high speed took it's toll on me. Every joint was aching and I was taking short sharp raspy breaths. So I pulled over and had another 15 minutes rest. On my back, eyes closed, limbs as relaxed as possible. That was like a power nap for me, and I was able to continue on after that all the way to Frankston. Where I took another 10 minutes rest.
I left Frankston about 2:55 pm, and made it to cnr Kerford Rd and Beach Rd by 5pm exactly! Without you pacing me my Frankston to Alexandra Ave & Swan Str bridge cnr took me an extra 20 minutes. But I also caught much more lights, and yes I was buggered. So all up, left the ATB start point at 5:55 am, and finished same place at 5:15 pm. Includes 15 minute lunch, 15 minutes rest at Dromana, 2 x 10 minute rests at Frankston, and about 40 minutes looking for a bike shop and getting a new tyre fitted. (total rest: 90 minutes). Total time: 11:20 Subtract 90 gives 9:50 actual ride time
. Polar CS100's actual ride time is displayed as 9:41 but probably also subtracts about 9 minutes at light stops.
The chamois cream did it's job. No chafing this time. But elbows ached so much. So did wrists and palms. My sunglasses also disintegrated in Rosebud, so face got sunburned, as well as top of knees.
Execute time: 9:41 (not much improvement on last week.
Ave HR: 124
Max Hr: 159
Energy consumed: 5409 kcalories (22,631 kJoules)
Distance: 199.7 kms (subtract about 2 kms for doubling up in Rosebud. Otherwise this is Alexandra Ave & Cnr Swan St Brideg & return!) That is, it isn't 210 kms according to my Polar CS100. And we took the prescribed ATB MSM route.
Average Speed: 20.6 kph (a bit slower than last week. Just a smidgen).
Max Speed: 59 kph
Ave Cadence: 70 (I tried to maintain a cadence, but the hills killed me, and after such a long distance and exhaustion I lost it) Will need shorter distance(s) cadence training.
Max Cadence: 104
My hamstrings and gastrocnemus Medial head(?) has been tender since the previous days cadence training.
Laundry is in the wash. Will be enjoying my sleep tonight.