At least there’s some benefit in staying home with sick children for the day; I get some nice time with the kids and I get an unexpected ride on a magnificent sunny arvo.
A two and a half hour session in the northern regions on some of my favourite roads with Pigeon Bank Road out and back. Love it! Hate it!… you know what I mean.
As a bonus, and in the vane of the traditional 6am-er hammer from Kangaroo Ground to Warrandyte…
… I found another HAMMER road. It will remain firmy entrenched in my head as the twist to be revealed in the next round of the Rhonda van Readie, always a dynamic route.
So 6am-ers, when the Rhonda comes up again, just remember:
- bring your favourite flavoured bar tape
- don’t bring your stupid good carbon wheels
- wear good tyres
- expect a twist (the new HAMMER road), and
- expect some dirt.
It’s a fair dinkum ripper… not so much playing to my strengths, as the first rider to the finish line on this run will almost certainly be a good climber.
2.5hrs on the road bike – about 80k. Oh… and the answer re my photo above – Menzies Road, Kangaroo Ground (I want to live there!)(which also happens to be the location of the banner photo).