Road Cycling 3:41:00  73.0 km (3:02 / km) +1202m 2:48 / km
Bal ride starting at 9am ...so hot. After 5 hrs sleep.
With MS, Janet & Sharon.
Similar first half to last week
Bal - Grasby - Wicks - Oakwood - Swamp to Leslie rd (10kms) ..a different start. Leslie was bloody steep ...15%
then onto Lobethal-Norton rd thru Forest & Basket range and then the final 2.5km climb up to Ashton. I rode this quite well, getting out of granny gear and caught MS & Janet. But looking at my split it was 11.45mins ...I used to do this in under 10mins ...
then Woods Hill rd to top of Greenhill rd and down thru Summertown & Uraidla and up from there before descending (mostly) to Balhannah for rest stop.
Picked up the fresh legs of Gerry (had done short 1st loop) and lost Sharon for 2nd half. Long slog towards Totness and via Nitshske rd and others to Nairne. Then to Brukunga and I made an effort up the last climb and took the KOM. To Woodside - Bal.
Must start these rides earlier as not much fun doing 2nd half in 33+ degrees.
Feeling like an endangered species.
Another roadie lost his life (near Bungonia where I rode about a month ago) on the Audax Sydney - Melbourne 1200km ride/race.