Sometimes cycling and everything else you do life just don’t mix. June was a busy month for Team MMT. His adorable half-pint daughter, turned 2 years old in mid-June. The very lucky/spoiled toddler received 2 birthday parties, one in Perth and the other in Melbourne. This combined with a minor YAFF, meant that MMT spent some time off the road bike. MMT would have loved to ridden a few of the coastal bike paths in Perth. However, given how infrequent his family’s visits are to WA, it just didn’t seem to be the right priority. Oh well, may be there will be another time.
The other thing about June was the weather has really turned on ‘Antarctic’ mode with icy gales and rain coming from deep south. Those northerly winds that lead in the high pressure zones after a cold front are just as nasty, providing chilly head winds on most of MMT’s favourite routes. MMT’s weekly washing has almost trebled with multiple base layers being needed per a ride. Anyhow whinge over…here’s the log.
The graphic form of the log is presented below. It pretty obvious where the gaps are in the graph, that this was a disrupted month. The total of 567 km was about 57km short MMT’s monthly target. Based on MMT’s usual routine, he lost about possible 6 days in the month, that he would have usually ridden.
MMT is now preparing for extreme sleep deprivation with the Tour de France underway. MMT is really looking forward to Stage 9, which looks like a mini-Paris-Roubaix. Let’s see how many of these GC riders/grimpeurs survive that day.
Until next time, ride safe.