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Training Log Archive: brycec

In the 1 days ending Oct 2, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Mountain Biking 1 1:25:47 9.82(6.9/h) 15.81(11.1/h) 246
  Total1 1:25:47 9.82(8:44) 15.81(5:26) 246

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Wednesday Oct 2, 2013 #

8 PM

Mountain Biking (Langford Park) 1:25:47 [3] 15.81 km (11.1 kph) +246m
ahr:143 max:173 shoes: Giro Privateer

Another night ride this time out at Langford Park.

Wow its like a maze out there - there is routes everywhere. Found it challenging as there is scrub covering the trail lines of sight so never knew which way the trail way going to go - also the pea gravel felt very loose compared to what I was used too.

In the first 10 minutes came off my bike hard on an very steep unexpected climb which was only a few meters long. Changed gear down to mean I would have the power but stupidly got out of seat, back wheel just spun and I have hit the deck hard - landed on some large rocks on my left too before sliding back down the hill much to Jordans entertainment. Dusted myself off and had to realign my seat that had spun around but back on our way.

I still was in the front with Jordan directing from behind. We got to a T junction and I had slowed near a halt when he called right... I started to go but slow speed and pea gravel meant death and down I went no de-cleat this time and I went hard into the ground. 2 stacks in 12 minutes - it wasn't looking good. We waiting for a minute so I could get my shit together. Was feeling a bit sore now because the second fall was more brutal.

Luckily from here onward I didn't have any major incidents a few de-cleats and a few close calls but generally pretty clean.

Enjoyed the down hill which has the low tree clearance... wow its a low clearance I think I smacked my chin on my handlebars lol. I could imagine with a bit more grip and daylight that downhill run would be a lot of fun.

Finished up nicely - I need to check my tyres they are feeling very splashy maybe a tad too much so - not wanting a pinch flat. Need to learn to keep my ass in the saddle when I need more power. I used to be good at this on the road bike dont know why I am not on the mtb.

Oh and yes I am feeling sore this morning (Thursday) behind right scapular mainly from the fall on the rocks. scraps and cuts on a few places proving to be an annoyance - didnt get a great sleep because of them.

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