We’ve definitely passed the longest day of summer. It’s no longer bright and sunny at 4:30am. I almost needed to turn on my lights at 5am this morning; almost. Actually, when I left home at 5am, the morning was perfect for cycling. It was a little humid and warm but not yet scorching hot.
I met up with the girls from running club and, together, we rode down to Cleveland Point. We rode at a comfortable pace, chatting a bit as we went. The roads are still quiet from the holiday period, which made the road riding even nicer. After reaching Cleveland Point, the girls did some sprints in nearby Raby Bay. I opted out and just cruised up and down the road while they sped along. I don’t want to overdo things at this early stage of my return to training.
Most of the girls stopped for coffee on the way home but I had to get to work. R and I rode home together, tackling a moderate headwind. I am feeling strong on the bike right now. I think the mountain biking I’ve been doing is helping my road cycling.
Total: 52.3km road cycle