Sunday, November 20, 2011

Santos Great Bike Ride 53km

 Muiz posted a link on FB, asking anybody would be interested to join this event last week.I had a look at the website Santos and why not? Since its the biggest cycling event in Perth I should be one of the participants..Bukannya senang nak join international event.. hahaha but of course, I am a novice cyclist therefore doing a 53km..hmm.. don't play-play woo...
 I did do 25km+ worth of rides during the week. I was worried initially that I maybe not in the best physical condition to finish this route.Therefore, I thought that i will take it easy and as long as I finish the race I am happy.
I was quite early to the venue as there were not that many people around.Well, the 106km riders were off as early as 6am and it was the 53km participants slowly filling Langley Park. I was fortunate that Muiz registered as well and at least i have a friend and not being too alone during the race!Its always more enjoyable with company :)
 I registered for my average speed to be <20km/h therefore my starting position/grid was far far behind hahaha Well, riding in bike groups is not something I want to play around because I can pose as a hazard/danger to other riders.Gladly, those in my starting grid did not look as professional as those in the front runners so it went on well.
 The route was excellent; the view along swan river was breath taking.It was about hills to Freemantle but it was not too bad and I enjoyed the lot! It was a good ride and I am glad i did not have cramps nor injuries during this ride.It was a big concern as I usually will get my cramps during my runs before.
 I am glad I took part and I guess this is a start to my new hobby :) Meriam was great!

2 comments:

mafiz said...

teringat basikal hijau you. haha.

Mafeitz Mamat said...

hahahahahaha..vintage BMX tu..