Cycling in Sydney Australia
Thought I'd start a positive post for all the new members....
Today, I cycled to two meetings in the city. It was awesome because:
Why is cycling awesome for you?
Love your work Kimberley!
Cycling is awesome because...
+1 for each of Damien's and for each of Kimberley's.
30kgs. WOW. Just wow.
Yeah, what he said. Except ~24kgs and my kid(s) will love it.
<Warning - this comment contains references to sport cycling, conducted in lycra, involving unladylike amounts of sweat, mucus, andrenalin and endorphins. I make no apologies for this - it's one way to ride a bike, and I likes it.>
This morning I trained before work, and the session was Black Mountain repeats. I was pretty nervous because since a month in flat ol' Darwin, I've been slow getting back into it. After 2 efforts I was physically cactus, but somehow I managed to convince myself to do a third. I was positively buzzing when I got to work! :-D So happy with myself for having the mental guts to push myself.
Now it's raining outside and I'm contemplating a wet arse on the way home, whilst I munch on my 2nd round of lunch...so freakin' hungry after a big session this morning!!
I'm sorry, by repeats you mean going up and down Black Mountain THREE TIMES?
I am totes impressed. Was there a couple of weekends ago and drove up the mountain thinking the whole time how I don't think I'd ever be able to do the cycle up. I really admire people who can.
Aw thanks Kimberley :) Nothing like a stroke of the old ego!
Yep, up 3 times. It's a biatch, the first 200m is horrible. The first time I did it, I blew up in the first 200m and never recovered - I had to stop for a break 5 times over the whole thing!! Now I can get up without breaks, and do it over and over :)
And that's the other thing - the improvements you continually see in yourself.
And the worst of it is that, once you've caned yourself getting to the top, you hafta go back down to start over again, right? :-)
Actually that part was freakin' scary this morning, the first two efforts were in the pitch black. Ay-ups are great but when the road is windy and steep, you're not lighting up the part of the road that your wheel is about to hit. I was a bit nervous on the first two descents!
" whilst I munch on my 2nd round of lunch...so freakin' hungry after a big session this morning!!"
Know that feeling, I did an interval session at 5:30 morning. Had an omelette for brekky at about 7. By 9 I was starving and needed second breakfast :)