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I don’t litter

I was out riding with a mate and there was no bins about and I dislike putting rubbish back into my pocket because it generally flies out or leaks or it melt/sticks tot he fabric. So this my solution when I don’t have a way of disposing my rubbish.

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Compact Tube

You could either be out riding and have to fold up a tube and you are in no hurry or at home and want to store some loose tubes well this is how I fold up or should I say roll up my tubes.

Find the stem and make sure it’s facing inwards.

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Find the direct opposite end of the tube and start rolling up with the valve released.

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You should have a tube that is rolled up neatly. Then just grab a rubber band and whack it around and you’re done.

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Easy.

Zupps Smash Out

Zupps ride. It’s simply called that because it starts at the Zupps dealership.

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It’s a fairly large group ride. Which can be daunting at times but the vibe of the group is welcoming.

Here’s a small portion of the group waiting after a sprint section for the group to regather.

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The group sets a decent pace but I found its nothing too exhausting. Although I do train a bit more than the average rider.

During the ride there are sections where some of the faster riders like to have small sprint races.

On this particular ride I was doing my turn and the guy I was riding next do was a solid rider and we were turning up the speed. Approaching this roundabout the group got split up so I was out front with a couple of other guys and I was still charging on. Soon enough I found out that I was leading out the train for the next sprint. I stayed in with the sprint but I wasn’t close to the front we rolled through a side street and I ended up on the front again setting the pace up to the next sprint point. By then I was stuffed.

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Absence of Posts

I haven’t abandoned the blog or forgotten about it. I have just been pre-occupied with training and a little bit of laziness and lacking initiative to post what i have done on my rides. Currently I am just doing some base training with doing what ever rides. Next month I have a big month of training and cycling race which is 3hrs the first day and 3hrs the second day. That should be cool and relaxed. I have problems racing longer then a couple of hours because I have gotten back problems in the past and I am not the best at getting prepared for these races and staying hydrated and fuelled up. If I can avoid cramps and back problems it should be a fun race. The next day should be interesting though backing it up with another 3hrs.

Last Tuesday (20th) I thought I would do one of my long rides that I was suppose to do on the weekend. Due to storms I wasn’t able to do it safely on the weekend. I road out up to Redcliffe and back and took some pictures. This ride is one of those rides where if you have a headwind out you will have a tailwind back and vice versa. This Tuesday though wasn’t nice at all to me. I had a headwind out and so naturally I thought on the way back I would have a tailwind so I pushed harder out expecting an easy ride back. Nope! On the way back I felt as if I was still riding into a wall that was pushing me back. The route to Redcliffe is fairly flat no hills that class as anything difficult but after a couple hours of pushing into wind and having to do it back again wasn’t easy.

Here are some photos of the ride anyways.