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Monday, 22 March, 2010

Ride Report: Major Oak

Filed under: Rides — Andrew.Rowbottom @ 12:49 pm

We went to Major Oak to do a 32km pleasure ride, hair this is the longest ride we’ve done this year and only top equal with last years batch of recovery pleasure rides.

I was a bit worried about our fitness, recipe both mine and Caspers, winter has been long and there’s not been as much training as I would have liked. In the end I needn’t have worried. We both of us managed well, Casper still had enough oomph left over to canter past the last turning and I don’t ache too much today.
I would say that Cas started feeling the extra distance at around the 20km mark though not properly until the 25km mark. He was definitely a bit tired by the end. I think 16km (the other PR class) would have been far too short and 32km was probably a decent training distance. We’ll not be moving up to 40km for another couple of rides though.

There was one point on this route that you get within a couple of km of home and then turn away for a further 6km. For the first time ever that I can remember Cas seemed to know where he was and actively turned around and told me that “home” was that way! A first, and a definite sign that he was getting tired, normally he doesn’t give a shit where home is as long as he’s moving.

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