Thursday, June 5, 2008

Week #9: Busy Bike Season!


Week #9 was a FANTASTIC ride from the shop to Murphy's Point. Ashby didn't show, yet our average speed was possibly the fastest yet, at 33.6 km/hr. Steve, Steve, Chris and I hammered it out, and I really didn't even think we were going that fast until we got back and I checked the stats... it didn't seem like we were working too hard!

Last Sunday was the Perth Triathlon, and I rode the bike leg as part of Team CGIS, with Trent doing the swim and Matt running. We had a decent race, although my ride was rudely interrupted by a mechanical... somehow my rear wheel was loose, and shifted in the dropouts when I set out, so that it was rubbing on the frame. I had to stop, hop off the bike, loosen the QR, straighten the wheel, and tighten it up again... all within 500m of the bike start :( I also got slowed by a car at the turnaround point, and by a dump truck/trailer backing into a driveway that was blocking the road on the way back in. However, I still put in a decent ride, with a time of 25:42. Full results are here [pdf]. There's definitely room for improvement next year!

Wednesday we had an excellent ride from the Perth pool, with 5 riders (Chris, Geoff, Matt, Luke and I) riding to Lanark and back on a warm, humid summery night. Thanks for coming out guys!

This weekend is the 'bootleg' version of the Rideau Lakes Tour. Steve, Matt and I are starting on Bob's Lake, and doing a ~180km ride down to Kingston, where Matt and I are staying on the Alexander Henry. On Sunday, we're riding back to the cottage on Bob's Lake, although we may take a shorter route. The forecast looks HOT and possibly wet... we shall see!!

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