Milder temperatures this Sunday and the new Rapha jersey came out for the Sunday ride. More importantly this was the first ride with my recently fitted Shimano Di2 transmission.
Michael H, Yair, Dominic and I set off for a quick 100kms or so planning to be back home by 12:30pm. Michael K. joined on the Tama and we headed out to Takao.
A Seven-Eleven stop, re-nourished, water bottles topped off and up the short Otarumi climb.
For the 5.5km, Average HR 156, Average Power 248 watts.
I'll keep an eye on these figures over the next few months and see what I can improve.
Michael K. headed off to Route 76 in search of snow(!) on his cyclo-cross tired Cannondale. We kept on as time was ticking.
Michael H. and Yair decided on a more scenic route, whilst Dominic and I kept to the fast Route 413, followed by a speedy run down Route 20 back to the river. The Tama by this time was very busy, the milder weather bringing out all and sundry, but we made good time and were both home a whisker after 12:30pm. Perfect.
The Di2? I can't put it better than the conclusion of the road.cc review, so I'll quote...
"Shimano Di2 7970 is superb I can find no faults with the way it works. For the money it should be good and it is. If you need the best on your bike then go and buy this, it is fantastic." Hmm.. 'need' the best, well, want the best at least.
The Rapha? Spendy, but proves that you can have high quality cycling clothing that doesn't make you look like a brightly coloured shrink wrapped numpty.
125km, 4:55 ride time, Garmin Connect here.
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