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I love cycling new roads and areas. I love seeing my ride in strava and check the tiles in veloviewer. I also love it that my heatmap gets more red every time I cycle. I was pretty annoyed that strava and garmin would not sync last sunday. Happily I could just upload my garmin file manually. Do you use @strava , @veloviewer or stravastats? Can't wait for new adventures on my bike!
It wasn’t in the forecast, but it goes to show how unpredictable New Zealand’s weather can be. The first rain since I started this tour hit me on the ride towards and into Palmerston North from my campsite at the Totara Reserve. Luckily it was just a stronger drizzle rather than a downpour.
Thankfully it cleared up early afternoon, which brought a quite nerve-racking climb on a narrow road with no shoulder space. 😬
At least there was some gravel riding towards the end before getting to Pahiatua late afternoon.
It’s was back to the pain cave this morning with torque intervals. So awesome to do them with my good friend Deon. This was the first time I had been back to the D494 since Everesting it in December... I’ll be doing an HRS 10,000m vert attempt later this year. Watch this space.
The golden light ✨
And even I dared to go out on the ice today 😅... But here I KNOW for a fact that it is only 20 cm to the bottom if I sank through 🤣 I AM short but I think I could survive that... 🙄😂😂