Well I have to say I'm feeling good again out on the bike. Saturday i hooked up with my good riding Buddy, Bruce to do what turned out to be an ambling impromptu century ride taking in some steady climbs and dirt tracks.
Just what the doctor ordered. In fact Bruce just had surgery to clear two blocked arteries, so it was an unfortunate marker of my own fitness level to have him easily sit on my wheel on the many climbs we hit!
anyway even after 8hrs of riding and chatting and only a minor stop or two for coffee and a muffin instead of feeling like i had just done 160km it felt more like 50km...which in part was down to finally getting away from systemized training and back to long rambling rides and also to my new "Andy Gilmour" bike.
it was the first time i had taken it out on such a long ride and even on some of the rough northern roads and dirt trails it was super smooth and comfy....sweet!
So come Sunday and the last race of the season i felt great and refreshed and ready to start riding again. (quite different from a week or so ago).
we rounded of a long and successful season on Sunday with the Queens Park Grand Prix, back after a long 15 hiatus.
A fast 1.5km circuit with little chance of getting away. A high speed crit averaging 46kmph (27mph) for just over an hour. And that was just the Old folk.
later in the day garmins Ryder Hesjedal and local boy Michael Barry (sky) were in town to rip it up with the elite S1/2 guys. which was fun to watch. you can check it out below.
Schiller wins Queen's Park GP, Hesjedal 3rd - sportsnet.ca
Got to say a big thanks to Helo Vèlo for organising that it was great to see that size of event back in the centre of town.
Also want to let folk know they have their 2nd annual swap meet Oct. 9th go check it out for some sweet deals....
Ok So now the season is over, its long enjoyable rides in autumn colours and weight loss (down already)...nice
watch this space (if you can be bothered).