Squadra di Vecchi Tori

Lazy Saturday afternoon ride. by kiwicyclist
May 9, 2010, 8:33 am
Filed under: Rides

My good friend Mark was over for the weekend from Auckland for a visit and coincided with fantastic autumn weather.  I took him out to the 1 n 20 via Burwood Highway and back via Ferntree gully.   He borrowed my Merckx and if I thought it would slow him down on the climb I was sadly mistaken.  It was a quick tempo climb up that had me struggling to stay in contact.  However it was a magic ride through long afternoon shadows that showed views of the city from a different perspective.

We don’t normally ride out that way late afternoon and the ride out and back was unsettling with a lot of weekend traffic to contend with as well as plenty of daytrippers heading up into the hills to make the most of such a glorious day.  We returned just as the sun was going down – a nervous smashfest home in failing light with no lights.

Tip to self – next time I’ll remember to take lights if venturing out late afternoon during a Melbourne autumn day.



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