Sunday, February 1, 2009

Another Epic

It was another great ride. I had a few testing moments with equipment and physically. Luckily for me Alastair was there.
It was a rocky start. Anthony has having issues with his front fork and was about to pull out. He nursed his bike to my place, a few little tweaks and we headed to Luke's place. We get there to find Alastair by himself. Luke had to pull out due to family commitments.
The group now grew to three. We all headed to Dural where we meet Ryan. We then picked up Kore and headed to Berowra Waters. A few Klm's down the road Kore's water bottles where falling off. Alastair tweaked them up and away we went.
The Descend down to the ferry was great. Anthony was being cautious. The red fork wasn't doing the trick. We all spun slowly up where we meet Ben.
It got puncture, we all stopped. I changed the tube, started pumping, bang. The bead popped of the rim, I blew the tube. Replace the tube again, pumped up the tire, all was looking good, put the tyre on the bike. Bang, another tube blows. Alastair then repairs the punctured tube, puts the tyre on, and like magic no more problems. We where off again. Bobbin head was our next destination.
The descend down to bobbin started, Kore, Ryan, Alastair and Ben hammered down. Anthony and I took it easy. At the bottom we regrouped and climbed to the top.
I was still feeling really good at this stage. Akuna bay was now on the cards. I started feeling hungry on Mona Vale Rd. I ate a power bar, but it wasn't enough. I hit the wall climbing out. I had no energy and my legs felt like lead. Alastair then helped me up the climb by giving me a push. At the top I had another power bar and alot of powerade. I slowly came back to life.
We then went to Turramurra for a coffe and headed home.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

My version of events.