Journal - Ride 45, Recap

Short Description About Today

  1. Sunday'in
  2. Group'in
  3. Cycle'in
  4. NO DOMENIC!
  5. Fun Hillz
  6. YES DOMENIC!
  7. BURNIN WEATHER

 

July

I'm going to test out a 'recap' style approach to the blog for every end of the month. This went across my mind just before I slept yesterday, usually only sound ideas come hurtling into my mind at that time....let's see who this fairs.

Let's start off with the pretty numbers!

In July , I completed : 

42 Hours and 29 Minutes on the saddle (my longest month since the beginning of the year)

  • 1,024 Kilometers

  • 11,275m Ascension

  • 32,359 Burnt Calories

  • All in 20 Rides

  • Achieving 3 Personal Records

 


I also completed the :

  • July Gran Fondo Achievement  

For a single 130km ride, which I cycled for 131.9km *scraping the surface*

 


  • July Climbing Challenge Achievement

11,275 / 8000m Ascended


  • Specialized Recon Ride La Course Edition,

For cycling 89km in a single ride


 

  • Also I should have completed the July (1000km) Distance Challenge but for some reason my Strava is giving me 997 / 1000km yet it should be 1,024 / 1000 km...ah well, it's still in the legs!


Today's Ride

Today's Ride started off just like every other Sunday Ride. Basically, we all met up along Qala Road, we usually do a few laps until everyone has assembled and grouped up cause what's a Sunday without a little group ride?

But...there was a slight twist for today's ride! Master Domenic was missing for undisclosed reasons.. :(, the MORAL !!! THE MORAL !!!

Crying aside...I met up with Josef (new road cyclist YI PEA!! :D, can never have enough pesky road cyclists!) and we did a few laps along the Qala Road until Gerard and Brandon arrived.

Then we obviously had to head over to San Lawrenz to check if the town had been obliterated from the feast celebrations of Saturday. To our un-bewildered surprise, the town was still largely intact (expect for those nasty and excessively dangerous road grates, MIGHT BE TIME TO FIX THEM!). 

Then we headed down to Ramla and cycled up to Xaghra, separated from Gerard and Josef and me and Brandon went down to Marsalforn to have a chill and relax glass of pure, glorious sugar. 

Just like a bullet.

A SPARK OF HOPE

Master Domenic calls.

MASTER DOMENIC IS ON THE FRIGGIN SADDLE!!!!

 

We flipped the table with excitement  (not really), paid up and left to meet up with Domenic. We cycled for another lap on the Qala Road and that was it for me.

Quite a normal and fun Sunday Ride.

REST DAY INC!

ALSO - BIG CONGRATS TO MICHAEL BONGAILAS FOR COMPLETING HIS IRONMAN TRIATHLON! GOZO'S PROUD!

 

 

Signing Out!


 

The Ride on Strava (Cycling App)


 

Highlights of The Ride

  • Sunday Group Ride
  • Breeze-ish weather
  • Long Distance
  • HILLZ!

 

Drawbacks of The Ride

  • None

 

Name & Shame

None


 

Pic of the Day

 

Both taken at the same place. En route to Nadur.

1st Pic - Josef fixing Gerard's wobbly bottle cage - "Keep your friends close but your bottle cage closer!"

2nd Pic - The obligatory S3 pic!

 


 

The End

 

Cycle on!

M