Just easy days, try to eat well - keep enough protein, stretching. The stretching is really important now.
I just have to keep moving, if I don’t then I get very sore.
Not easy around my area that's for sure. I wish it was easier to get over to the north side of Sydney - but I just hate riding on busy roads with very little cycling infrastructure.
Agree, totally. I have travelled pretty much every track and road in the Great Otway National Park over 40+ years where elevation picks up on the Deans Marsh side, undulates along ridgelines then falls on the coastal side, and one thing that continually makes an appearance in all weather is gravel riders coming at speed around corners — heading straight for the front end of my car! If cyclists think the Otways is a safe environment to ride at high speed, I must counter that with the number of accidents that have occurred, particularly on the winding, narrow Benwerrin-Mount Sabine Road, where gravel bulks and washouts, poor visibility (rain and fog) combine with the travesty of near-invisible cyclists dressed entirely in black! Lights on please guys! Always expect something coming around or stopped on the sweeping bend ahead that you may not hear, much less see.
Weirdly I find the opposite around here - I struggle to do a gravel ride without getting 1000m elevation. And that's without any significant climbs - there just seem to be a lot of rolling firetrails around Brisbane so you rack up 1000m without particularly remembering any climbing.
Fortunately we have reasonable paths around here that are quite fast (and not crowded) so you can get in some okay riding, just that getting elevation means doing a lot of repeats and loops. Yes I'd like to be riding over towards West Head and those areas but no, not with the traffic situation. I don't want to take those chances.
Yep you take what is available.g-boaf wrote: ↑Tue Feb 13, 2024 3:09 pmFortunately we have reasonable paths around here that are quite fast (and not crowded) so you can get in some okay riding, just that getting elevation means doing a lot of repeats and loops. Yes I'd like to be riding over towards West Head and those areas but no, not with the traffic situation. I don't want to take those chances.
Even on my normal ride I will take a very steep and hilly way back to avoid a back road that is frequently used by people rat-running at high speed.
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