21.20km / 1:20:35 / 488m / 19.5°C
So the dead don’t want to die today, is that it? ⛅
An early start after a poor night’s sleep, out the gate, onto the Sutton road, turn right and straight up Smiths Gap – ugh. I do sometimes wonder what my fastest times were up back in pre-strava days. Up at the top and explore the side roads, Forest and Bede road to the north and the ends of both, then back south and Joe Rocks road and on to Mountain road. There’s a very steep gravelly descent on the latter, had my hard on the brakes all the way down and both tyres threatening to slither out from under me, climbing back up was a careful balance of power, traction and momentum, once I stopped there was no restarting.
The maps show lanes almost meeting up with a temptation to go cross country and try and avoid the climb back up, but I suspect that like most of them, they’re solely in and out roads and end at gates or fences
Day 363 of my ;