Sunday, December 30, 2012

Last ride of 2012

Yes we went out with a bang, with a tough last ride for 2012. This consisted of a +90km ride from Benoni to the TV mast at Heidelberg and back. We started off at a staggering pace averaging around 26km/h for the first 40km (yes it was pretty flat). Then we hit the hills at Heidelberg and had a slow spin up the hill to the TV mast. Coming back to Benoni was a different story as there was a strong headwind, severe heat (high of 35 degrees) and of course tired legs. We stumbled home with an average speed of  22km/h for the total ride. Garmin stats can be found by clicking on this link.
Awesome to be at the top - the view is amazing
Riding through the mine dumps in the heat...

Greg trying his best to sort out the creak in his seat post

South Africa is a beautiful country
So that is it for 2012 it has been a fantastic year, I have met so many new people, completed my first stage race (Sani2C) and have had some incredible experiences that will be cherished forever.

Here are my stats for 2012:
Distance: 7,578.48 km
Time: 361:17:05 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 60,089 m
Avg Speed: 21.0 km/h
Avg HR: 141 bpm
Calories: 249,230 C

Bring on 2013 and many more happy kms in the saddle....

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