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Training Log Archive: Yak

In the 7 days ending Dec 9, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  commuter bike2 3:21:00 29.83 48.0 336
  walk3 3:10:00
  Road Cycling1 2:46:00 32.93(5:02) 53.0(3:08) 1004
  mt bike1 2:45:00 19.88(8:18) 32.0(5:09)
  Total6 12:02:00 82.64 133.0 1340

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Saturday Dec 9, 2017 #


meant to ride but couldn't force myself out of bed...then had a work lunch for Bikeabout at Lobethal.

Friday Dec 8, 2017 #

mt bike 2:45:00 [3] 32.0 km (5:09 / km)

Took a brand new $5km Specialized Epic 29er dually out for a trial at Cobbler Creek. Rode every trail except for short DH and most twice. Even the long DH on NE side...but avoiding the bigger rock jumps at end.
Felt nice but would need to change some gears as its a 1 x 11.
One advantage of 1 x 11 is that my arthritic left hand wouldn't be needed for gear changes.
Weighs 11kg. Also has an annoying allen key wheel removal but can change that out.

Thursday Dec 7, 2017 #

walk 1:30:00 [3]

Control placing etc for sporting schools program.
Sessions went well but it rained heavily for the 45 mins that I was control collecting.

commuter bike 30:00 [3]

A bit of a token log as part of a 3 hr RideABike coaching session from 5-8pm at Bonython Park.
I had one lady to teach to ride who hadn't got past scooting the bike in her previous lessons evidently. It took me most of the session but she was riding by the end - yeh! Other coaches had the tentative riders.

We had some of the bright yellow OFO bikes there for free for our use.
Ben & I had fun trying to race them but they are quite clunky. Have a great bell & seat adjustments though. This is not really a bike sharing company but a data sharing company - that is where they make their money...from the personal details you have to give them to hire the bike. Luckily we had them remotely opened. They all have have tracking devices on them.

Wednesday Dec 6, 2017 #

walk 40:00 [3]

Walk along the Torrens.
In Canberra various Quidditch teams were staying at the AIS as they had their national champs there. Then the Adelaide team was on my plane home.
Australia won the World Champs last year against some 30 countries.
Who would have known!

Tuesday Dec 5, 2017 #

Road Cycling 2:46:00 [3] 53.0 km (3:08 / km) +1004m 2:52 / km

Bal ride that was an away venue starting at Verdun. Felt a bit tired getting up but rode quite well once I got going.
Rode with Liz, Sharon & Steve.
North up Beaumonts, Tanahnerah, Gum Flat, Range to Carey Gully (all up)
Up a little more in Deviation across to Lobethal Td and then the 4 climbs up to Ashton and across on Woods Hill rrd to top of Greenhill and then a further climb up to Mt Lofty. This 30km gave us 800metres climb!
Then down to Stirling for coffee break at Organic café - very disappointing hot chocolate!
11.44mins for 2.55km to ashton av 13.04kph climb = 133m

Back, mostly downhill via Heathfield, Leslie creek rd to Mylor then across to Hahndorf and Amberside rd back to Verdun. Av 23 for this section.
Short ride as Xmas lunch was on today.
Went to Farmgate at Echunga on xmas pressie search - nice stuff there.

Monday Dec 4, 2017 #

commuter bike 2:51:00 [3] 48.0 km (3:34 / km) +336m 3:27 / km

Scenic ride in Canberra on a very grey day on Julie's commuter bike.
Bike quite heavy & a bit long in reach.
Went over to Lyneham to café in Wattle st to look at photo display and then thru Glebe park to the lake. Went out towards airport and thru the wetlands where it started raining heavily. Luckily I had my rainjacket.
Sought refuge in the National library (as one does) and went into the excellent Peter Dombrovkris photo exhibition.

Back out into the rain and continued on my lap of the lake, with a brief excursion up the Molonglo river to look at the ford crossing, which predictably was well under water. Two outlets from the Scrivener dam were letting out water. Thru the cork plantation and then the climb back up to Macquarie, with a brief stop to buy a kg of cherries for my hosts.

Quick change and shower and I drove Julies car to National Museum where I loved the Songlines aboriginal display (very hi-tech) and had a look at several other things too. Drove to Julies work and she deposited me at the airport. Nice day in Canberra.

Sunday Dec 3, 2017 #

walk 1:00:00 [3]

Walk with Julie & David up Mt Painter and around - pleasant.

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