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Training Log Archive: undy

In the 1 days ending May 15, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  cycling2 1:43:19 11.66(8:51) 18.77(5:30) 511
  Total2 1:43:19 11.66(8:51) 18.77(5:30) 511

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Wednesday May 15, 2013 #

10 AM

cycling 11:00 [3] 3.0 km (3:40 / km)

Collect the demo bike from the GIANT shop an get it to the car.

Where I realised that (a) I didn't know how to take the front fork off the forks and (b) the geometry of the bike is such that it doesn't ft the bike rack that we have (the one that does fit the car, but also doesn't fit Lyra's bike or Alexa's).
11 AM

cycling (MTB) 1:32:19 [3] 15.77 km (5:51 / km) +511m 5:02 / km

Riding demo Giant Anthem 29'er X 1 at Old Man's Valley, Hornsby.
4 conventional laps and then one "exploring" lap - with a guy who thought that the new trails were open as he had ridden them last week, but he turned out to just be a very bad map reader.

Completely spent by the time I finished - not sure that its 100m climb each lap, but suspect I've got minimal stamoina.

Impressions: well, this makes mountain bike riding a LOT easier. The big wheels just roll over anything downhill, steering was still fine on uphill hairpins, and its way smoother with a soft-tail.

Have to take it back tomorrow - will need to resolve the bike carrying problem before I buy one.

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