Friday, May 24, 2013
I have signed up with the group I ride with to do the whittlesea challenge next Sunday morning.... all 110km.
The distance isn't the issue here. Its the hills.... the big huge climb up the yea road right at the start... a nice 8% climb for 1.32km then it drops to a 5.4% for 2.4km then we reach the top and get a breather with a nice long downhill stretch for 4km
It will be a pretty ride through Hazeldene and then Flowerdale until we reach Strathcreek for an 8.4% for 4km this I have been told is like a spiral up to hell. I have done last year Arthur's Seat climb which I just checked out and find its an 8% climb for 3km so I have been very close to this already... I wish I hadn't checked that cause I just remembered how hard it got.... gulp. OMG I just saw tucked in the profile a 10% climb at the end.... end my life now......
There is a steady climb up towards Broadford with a few little peaks (after the earlier ones these are nothing!) and down into Whittlesea.
Tomorrow morning is a training ride up Humevale which is only a 3% gradient but its 7km long.
On a sewing note, I am doing some bullion grub roses on little singlets for the girls BBJ coach who had a little girl a few weeks ago to go with a lovely little crochet hat that a friend made for me to give to her.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Today my friends from the gym and I didn't lie in bed and get pampered for mothers day. No we joined 40,000 other mums and their families to help raise money for Breast Cancer. We have a friend at the gym who is currently undergoing treatment and her wonderful daughter in law set up Team Lynne.
I also received from my girls a pair of toe thingys... yes they are called that, they are covers that slip over my shoes to help keep me toasty warm on these cooling days when I'm cruising on my beast.