Scott T: The Blog

Autumn wrap-up

Posted Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 8:42pm by Scott
Tagged: cycling, everyday

Figure it's just about time for a new blog post, but I've been trying to work out what's happened over the last 2 and a half months without much success - about the only thing I can think of is it getting darn cold. One of the highlights was clocking up 800km during April for the 'Ride Hard to Breath Easy' Strava challenge. My previous best month was March (at 560km), so setting (and achieving) the 800km goal was a great feeling. On the positive side I got to see some great scenery too, with several rides up to the Adelaide Hills.

The third Grand Slam also occurred in May down at Yankalilla, however that weekend was a mixed result. With the cooler weather, I attempted to get some additional winter cycling gear on the drive down south only to find everything in my size was sold out. The next day it looked to be a wet ride with a light rain misting over us while getting the bikes ready.

Fortunately that cleared up before the start, and other than some spray off the road while things dried up, it was a pretty nice morning. Was feeling pretty good as well (to the point of setting a rather nice time up a climb a few km out from Yankalilla. After a quick feed at the first rest-stop, things went downhill however with an injury forcing me to abandon the ride without even attempting the second loop. The Thursday following Yankalilla I managed 5km on the bike however two weeks on I'm now starting to ride some distance (40km on Thursday, 48km yesterday). Still a little reluctant to tackle any larger climbs however - quite happy on the flats for a bit longer.

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