Before the race, after Dad's passingThat's my name (and the names of about 2000 other runners)Before: taking some time to take it in. It is important to take at least a little time to appreciate it during the race too.Before: What a beautiful placeThe rock where I retired in 2018. It was good to acknowledge … Continue reading UTA50 2019 – more images
It's all dawning on me now. Last September my wife entered both of us into the Ultra-Trail Australia 50km (UTA50) in the Blue Mountains. Why?My wife wanted to do a 50km event in her 50th year. Fair enough, however she was convinced that an on road ultra marathon would be boring. So let's try one … Continue reading Hang on… I’m doing a 50km off road run in May!
What was the aftermath of the egg-throwing incident? Restoration.
Guinness doesn’t have a record for “Farthest distance driven in an electric vehicle in 24 hours”, but it should. Achievement unlocked!
Swap your bike between the road and your trainer without fiddling around with the derailleur.
A bit of an update to put some stats around the ride. Watts/kg at 1 Hour - 1.98 I'm really happy with this. It's a Strava estimate, but my long-term average has been around 1.5W/kg. My last FTP test on a KICKR was 238W for an hour, so an estimate of 214W is plausible for … Continue reading Amy’s by the numbers
It's 120km and about 1700m of climbing. You've done no preparation and it looks like rain. So why are you doing this again?
That was a ride and a half! I knew that the 165km and 3000m of climbing would be a stretch, which is why I entered. I'm not much of a climber yet, but I do prefer long distances to short sprints. The weather did not help. (Maybe a slight NW tailwind on some of the … Continue reading Fitz’s Challenge – This Fitz just got real
Apparently one is not supposed ride the 165km Fitz's Classic as one's first imperial century. Instead I should find a flat 161km event and pootle around. Something in my favour this year is that I will be riding as a group of four; among which is a 30-time Fitz's veteran. The support, guidance and morale-boosting … Continue reading Fitz’s Challenge – Classic 165km preparation
Picked up the new wheelset from Ride365. H PLUS SON Archetype rims Double-butted black spokes with red nipples 24 front 32 rear Novatec hubs Total weight 1660g including skewers About $900, though I got a 10% Pedal Power discount even on the labour, bringing them down to $810. Sweet as. What are they like? The lighter … Continue reading New wheelset, sweet as