Cathou and I joined forces to do the CN cycle this morning. The first real cycling event of the season for us slow pokes. ;) All it all it went pretty well. We pulled in a 35k in just minutes over the hour mark. I am convinced that had we started at the top of the pack and not in the middle, we could have shaved off at least 5 minutes of wasted time weaving in and out of crazy kids moving all over the place. Talk about dangerous. Top speed was just a hair over 45kph. Considering there are no real downhills in Ottawa, that felt great.
Anyway, we were pretty happy regardless. I wanted to beat a few key people along the way and we did. A total mind thing for sure but it is "my" mind thing so bare with me. I was really surprised not to see more people (from the team) out but I hear that some of them skated. I was in no shape to skate for 35 or 70k as M. Garvin did. Crazy bastard. ;)
So it was a good benchmark set for the season. Easy to beat for sure. Looking forward to more and more events.