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Post Superbowl Tour of the Surrey Hills Bailout

Had the day off Monday after watching the Colts crush the Bears in Superbowl XLI. Got to bed sometime around 4am and tried to get a lie-in, which was difficult with the kids all excited that I was home instead of travelling. Got up around mid-day and went for a Tour of the Hills ride. I'd normally do it on a Sunday but hooked up with some guys yesterday and only got a couple of hours or so of training in for a number of reasons.

It was freeeeeeezing, my new (very expensive) Assos jacket kept my body warm but man my nose and ears were covered in ice. I'm sure ice was forming in my water bottles.... Decided to bailout and make a dash for home, light was failing and the cold was making the roads a bit treacherous. Still managed 3 hours and got 75km in, which is a bit of a surprise.

I'm back to 53/39 chainrings after my compact cranks failed on a commute ride mid-week. Whilst I could go much faster on the flat it knocked me out on some of the steeper climbs (>12%), so my cadence is down but not really worried since its tricky to knock out 90rpm on a 17% climb with a 39/25.

Balied out of a ToSH but still got in 75km and 1200m of climbing.

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