Last crack at the nongs today. It was meant to be a base ride but somehow turned out into a training ride.
We set off from Surrey Hills to Nongs after the MRR, looking forward to a easy ride with Kelvinp, abby, canuck BIL and B.I.O.
We probably rode a little harder to the base than desired, probably partly my fault.
At the base of the 1:20, I think it was abbys plan that everyone complete the 1:20 under 18mins......
I did not think I had the legs for it but gave it a shot anyway. After about 1-2km, I had the feeling I would not make it to the top at this pace, but what the heck, continued anyway. When I got to the false flat, legs were feeling rather poor. But abby convinced me to ride on!!
I lost about 10m to abby at the in the last 1.5km and came in 14s behind him. He held a good cadence and finished well.
Well done abby 17:21s is great time!!
Next year we will break 16:30
This time round, average power was up 10w to 310w for 17.5 mins compared to Saturday which was 300w for 17.7mins . Previous days effort was 2 sets of 300-305 w for 30mins so fairly confident that a better time can be achieved.
Thanks for the excellent company Kelvinp, abby, BIO and BIL. Sorry about the runaway banana