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Training Log Archive: Yak

In the 7 days ending Feb 23:

activity # timemileskm+m
  mt bike4 16:36:00 139.81(7:07) 225.0(4:26) 811
  Road Cycling1 4:00:00 48.47(4:57) 78.0(3:05) 1234
  Total5 20:36:00 188.28(6:34) 303.0(4:05) 2045

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Saturday Feb 23 #

mt bike 3:01:00 [3] 32.0 km (5:39 / km) +811m 5:01 / km

Ride with 7 of the Broken Gadget group from Sheps - Lynton - Craigburn - Sturt Gorge - Flinders - Sheps.
Not as simple as that states as we went very circuitously.
I ended up doing the last 45mins solo, as some were on a timeline.
Included a shitty climb up Spring Ck & then a 35 degree 4WD track bikepush up to get back to Rosa.
My single tk riding was lousy, not helped by my L knee being sore on every pedal stroke.
Then at finish I felt almost heat struck and went and loitered in the cold section of a supermarket for awhile.....

Justifies my knee replacement operation call for March 14th.
Doc reckons i have a 75% chance to get enough flexibility in knee to ride...odds lower than normal due to blood thinners.
Recovery 2 or 3 times slower for same reason.

Thursday Feb 21 #


Saw knee surgeon and physio and had an afternoon nap.

Wednesday Feb 20 #

mt bike 40:00 [3] 12.0 km (3:20 / km)

Early morning ride...around Paringa Paddock single tracks. Short but fun.

mt bike 4:00:00 [3] 55.0 km (4:22 / km)

Two 3 hr bike sessions with stop for PS Industry view and ride to and from river for lunch with others.
On arrival in morning we had 6 bikes with punctures so a bit of a rush to change them. Picked up one more at BMX track.

Long drive home with ute & double decker bike trailer- complicated by the fact that the driver missed a turnoff so I directed them thru some dirt backrds from Truro. Then our diesel guage went from half full to empty and we were madly trying to work out where there was an open petrol station in the Angaston - Eden Valley - Woodside route at 8.30pm. Rang up the Mt pleasant one and the guy said he would open it up and wait. I had never even seen it before and it was full of hoarded junk. Fun trip home with the 3 young uns.

Tuesday Feb 19 #

mt bike 40:00 [3] 12.0 km (3:20 / km)

Morning ride out to lock and around Paringa

mt bike 4:00:00 [3] 53.0 km (4:32 / km)

Two 3 hr bike sessions with stop for PS Industry view and ride to and from river for lunch with others.

mt bike 1:15:00 [3] 22.0 km (3:25 / km)

Late evening ride around Paringa paddock and other river rails.
Some of it was closed off due to some clearing of the drains etc, but I just rode around the fences, as it was after work hours.
The O Map is shitty for mtbo as cant read the stupid light brown tracks, so just went by memory from last time i was there. Had lots of kangas for company.

Chatted to former ex student Luke Bossy afterwards - he was in next cabin, as working up that way.

Monday Feb 18 #

mt bike 2:00:00 [3] 21.0 km (5:43 / km)

Early morning drive up with other 5 Outdoor Ed personnel (4 guys, 1 girl) from Woodside to Renmark. Working with Tatachilla yr 8 students who were a delight. School had hired out the whole Paringa Resort, whilst we were in the Riverbend CP. Lovely as we only teach the sessions, so only working from 8.15 to 5 each day. And work paid for all our meals.
Ironically ex Marryatville student Luke Talbot-Male has just bought the BikeAbout / Eco Adventure company from Jack Young.

A 3 hr bike session with stop for PS Industry view and ride to and from accommodation. We ride along bike paths and visit the local BMX track where i showcase my skills. 25 kids in each session with Kevin & myself & 2 teachers. If an old lady can do it most of the tentative girls opt in. Had 4 punctures after session.

mt bike 1:00:00 [3] 18.0 km (3:20 / km)

Evening ride ...mainly to find a new route to the BMX track as Kevin's involved too many road crossings. Found a great one. Then rode the levee bank the other side of town and around the Bookmark creek singletrack.

Sunday Feb 17 #

Road Cycling 4:00:00 [3] 78.0 km (3:05 / km) +1234m 2:51 / km

been off the bike allowing the cortisone injection some peace to do its job - did have a decent night's sleep last night and only feel it a bit.
Stu was keen to do a shortish ride but I wanted a decent ride, so i headed off alone.
Norton Summit - Ashton - Summertown - Uraidla (dropped in on friends newish cafe - Stall 1195) - across on Deviation Rd to Lobethal rd - Lenswood - almost to Lobethal where I went N on Neudorf.

I forgot that it turns to dirt so did a fw kms uphill on Croft rd dirt to Fox Creek descent - Cudlee Creek. Then up to Millbrook former primary school which my friends Andy & Monique have just finished renovating from stone ruins. With planning etc it was 5 yrs!! Finished brilliantly inside too, with recycled materials AND has a chip container pool outside. they have all the old school grounds court, oval, footy posts, cricket pitch. 2 kids have hit pay dirt.

home down the Gorge - suprised that the 2 climbs there only amount to 80m climb.

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