Wednesday, February 29, 2012

24/2 Only got the commute in today 39min as someone slept in, so I couldn't take the KB class

27 & 28/2 just the commute 39 & 41min. No KB on Tues, as I had other stuff needing doing.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

6/2 Just the commute today easy 38min

7/2 Commute 39min
KB Class 50min, went nice and hard tonight for 800reps

9/2 Just the commute again 38min

10/2 Commute 44min long way home
50min KB Class
1000 OA swing session, broken into 5 sets of 200
Set 1, change on 100
set 2, change on 50
Set 3, change on 25
Set 4, change on 20
Set 5, change when you want.

12/2 The rain was pouring down & it was hard to get out of bed, but I did & headed out to the You Yangs for some climbing before next weeks Kona Odyssey. Reached the You Yangs to fine dry trails & few riders. Had a blast around the trails for 2:30hrs. Did hit 15min of rain at the top of the hill, but that was it.

13/2 Commute 39min

14/2 Commute 39min
KB Class
120 Around body passes
200 OA Swings
120 Snatches
120 Lunges
120 Jerks
120 One Arm/Leg Deadlift

17/2 Easy commute 38min
KB Class just a big technique session

18/2 Kona Odyssey
Up early 4:15am & headed down to Forrest for the start of the 50. Arrived with plenty of time, so did a nice warm-up & headed to the start. Moved up towards the front of the first wave. Aways have a laugh of people seeing you on A Single Speed & try to push in front or go, "can I get in front because I've got gears" (both riders were passed within the 2km of the start & never seen again).
      Had a good start, spinning my ass off to the foot of the climb holding my position. Then just temp on  the climb, passing riders as the exploded up front. Hit the top in a good position & heeded down to the Red Carpet descent. Was flying down the Red Carpet having fun only to get major brake fad in the rear. By half way down the rear brake was only giving about 10% of what's expected & it stayed that way for the next 36km. Still managed a reasonable time on the descent.
    Around the loop & through transition getting passed by a couple of rides on the fast open fire roads, then passed them back as soon as it went up hill again. Ended play tag with a few riders & flying past those who when out to hard & had died. Really enjoyed this loop, with hard sharp climbs & lot's of single track. Just YoYo is a pain, have never enjoyed it as there is way to much stop & start with no flow. It's interesting as it looks like the only time it gets ridden is when a race is on. All in all, had a great race & finished 11th out of 800+ riders.
 Well done to Justin Matthew's who monstered the 100km just outside the top 50 & would have won the Single Speed class in that event like me in the 50km if they had sorted out that we had entered as single speeders. Hopefully they will sort it out & correct the results.

20 & 21/2 Just got the commute done both days for 38 & 39min

23/2 Had someone trespassing on the railway tracks on the way home so got off early for a nice 57min commute.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

2/2 Easy commute 38min

3/2 Commute 38min
50min KB Class
Did the same session as Tuesday, but this time I managed to take part. 2 of us did 7's as well to get 1001reps

PM Gazebo 3hr at You Yangs
Flat, Fast with a nice long slightly down hill piece of fire road, not very 33 x 16 friendly. This was so painful it was great fun. I decided the only thing to do as I was so under geared was to attach, see how many I could destroy early on & try to survive. This worked great in the single track & the slight uphills, but on the fire roads they kept closing it down. Did manage to sit 1st - 3rd for the first 1:30hrs & then redlining I managed to clip a tree & took about 1min to find my Sunnies in the waining light. Legs were spinning so fast for the whole race, it felt like cramps could take hold at anytime during the last 1hr.
Ended up coming in 5th, 1 place better than last round. Average speed was almost 2kph faster. Happy with how I went.

5/2 Head down to Forrest to ride some of the Otways. Leg's were fried from Friday night, so just cruised around & enjoyed the ride. 2:15hrs 38km