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Sun 20 May 2007

To Kranji and back for breakfast with the MR-BT Briskwalkers

Category : cycling

In the second of my re-familiarisation rides in preparation for the NTU BIke Rally 2007, I rode out this morning to Kranji Reservoir and manged to keep the average speed above 20km/h so was happy.

The complete distance was about 48km and I managed that in 2:16. My butt no longer hurts, or at least over this distance but the edge (upper and lower) of my left foot hurt really badly. Its something I've felt when riding since early 2006. and am not sure what it's about but its really painful. Goes away just as quickly and am not sure when and how.

Besides a couple of red lights in Jurong, the only stop was at the railway crossing in Sungei Kadut. Train was coming so I got of the bike to try and stretch my foot and drank water. Had done more than 30km by then so in the cool morning at least, it does not seem to be a strain, which is a relief. I haven't completely lost my cycling legs!

Thighs were on fire on every slope, though. I mean every slope. Even the itsy-bitsy slopes, so that's where I need to put in some work. The hilly campus oughta take care of that.

I dropped by Bukit Timah to join my briskwalker-kakis for breakfast. I was early and joined the non-summit walkers. Stole Anand's teh halia. Was careful not to stir it deeply as as there was a thick layer of condensed milk at the botttom waiting like a time-bomb! That would have made it too sweet so thankfully I was still alet.

The summiters arrived and Kai Scene, the Toddycats project manager for the June public briskwalks was wth them to rediscover her walking legs; she looked fine! Rambling Librarian modestly admitteed he had clocked 1:38 so it looks like his long legs are warming up to the summit! He's aching to kick my butt so lucky I was not climbing with them today.

Teutoborg and Ladybug were really late but did the walk on their own with the former clocking 1:25. Ladybug actually ran part of the way so caught up with the breakfast party quite quickly. It was a party-like atmosphere and we left really late, 10am-ish, but it was fun!

Oi Yee and I realised she will be at four museum events this week - biodiversity symposium (Tue), the IMD heartlander tours (Wed), briskwalkers safety briefing (Fri) and the IMD MIA trail (Sat). Phew!

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