Monday, April 25, 2011

MUD, Rain and more MUD!!!!

The last few weeks have been quite challenging, it has rained constantly for the past 2 weeks. Greg and me have managed a few short rides in the mornings (which are very dark and cold) and the weekends we have managed a few longer ones with plenty of mud.

On Saturday we joined Justin, Wynand and Garreth (pictured below), Greg and me did almost 60km and we chased a few hill's to get warm and shake off the layer of mud on our bikes. On the ride home going through Government Village (for the second time in a week) Greg rode past a few dogs and they gave him a curious look - but when I came past they barked like crazy and chased after me. Nothing like warm dog breath on your heels to get your heart rate and cadence up. Not having much luck with dogs this year.....

Wynand and Greg

 
Garreth and Justin
Monday 25th of April, Andrew joined Greg and me for a really misty, wet and muddy ride. Visibility was extremely poor and the jeep track was very muddy and slippery. Below is a short video of the fall I had - you can't see much because of the mist, but it was a goody. After dunking the bike in the river we managed to find a Wimpy for a coffee to warm us up.
video

I downloaded my Garmin today here are my MTB stats for the last 4 months (I got the Garmin as a Christmas present from my beautiful wife). My goal for the next 4 months is to get the average speed over 20kms per hour.
Distance: 2,370.68 km
Time: 126:33:26 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 14,775 m
Avg Speed: 18.7 km/h
Avg HR: 137 bpm
Calories: 88,318 C

Now I just need to find out what supplements Greg is taking as he is riding like a champ....

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