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Training Log Archive: blairtrewin

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activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling1 1:01:00 13.24(4:37) 21.3(2:52)
  Total1 1:01:00 13.24(4:37) 21.3(2:52)

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Tuesday Sep 22 #

8 AM

Cycling 1:01:00 [3] 21.3 km (2:52 / km)

Set out with a target of visiting another point (close to) my boundary, where the Eastern Freeway path crosses Bulleen Road (a regular riding route of mind in earlier times). Started quite early by my recent standards and took a while to get going; winds again occasionally made their presence felt. Looped back later on down Heidelberg Road and through Westgarth. The Heidelberg Road part was definitely not as I'd previously seen it; in the days when it was my standard commute and the morning traffic was banked back from Chandler Highway for a kilometre on a good day, two kilometres on a bad one, I wouldn't have imagined it possible that at 8.15 on a Tuesday morning I'd have to wait for a car to turn up to trigger the lights (unless the Tuesday in question was Cup Day or Christmas).

(I suspect the 'normal' traffic jams shrank quite a bit after the new bridge was installed, but not that much).

On the final loop I saw Bill Posters in action near Westgarth Station (without any sign of anyone around to prosecute him). As I saw later in the day on a trip to the physio, this particular bill was being posted in support of a cause which I'm also doing some work for, electing Emily Dimitriadis to the Darebin council; had I known this I might have stopped and suggested that the poster might more usefully have been deployed in the part of the City of Darebin for which Emily is actually a candidate (the boundary, depending on where you are, is Rathmines St or Victoria Rd). Name recognition counts for a lot in council elections (as evidenced by the pair of ratbags who kept getting re-elected in my Banyule days), and with many of the usual forms of campaigning off-limits this year and suburban papers all but extinct, it's hard for new candidates to build a profile; I expect this will be very incumbent-friendly, but our ward doesn't have an incumbent.

And the physio is sufficiently happy with my hamstring that she's given me the OK to start running on it.

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