Saturday, September 19, 2009

Totally destroyed

Today's ride left me completely exhausted.

This is one of many 5hr + rides that I am using to prepare myself for the grulling Silverman bike course. Today's total distance was 120km (5hrs) with just over 2000m elevation gain, with some crazy 15-20% grades. Silverman's bike course is 180km long, with 3000m elevation gain, some grades up to 11%. This ride hurt.

Whoever once told me that the South Island is flat was very, very, very wrong.

Any guesses as to which roads I climbed?

Here is the actual Silverman bike course profile:
And here is the bike profile from my ride (in Imperial units) for comparison:
This race is going to hurt!

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