The thirst is real. A bye gone era of cycling. In the yesteryears of cycling you were only allowed two bidons at the start and receive maybe another two at a feed zone. The rest of your hydration came in the form of what you could find along the way from water fountains, boreholes, rivers on the side of the road and pubs.
Who else wished they were at Tourmalet..with Wiggins on his motorbike ?! 🙋🏼♀️😄 WHAT a day! 💛 WHAT a reckoning & SPECTACLE just in AWE! Very choked by finish line feel footage & shots 😭🙌🏼Could it of been any prettier! ☺️ SO wanna do that on a 🚲 some point 👣🎯
Did ya know when Degrange added pyranean climbs like yest’s beauty to his 1910 TDF he thought a ‘rescue wagon’ was critical to follow riders in case they could make the ascent, & so the ‘Broom Wagon’ or ‘Voiture Balai’ ..en Francais was born...to ‘sweep’ up exhausted cyclists 🚲Still used to this day but instead to signify the last rider on stage. I’m 1910 if a rider couldn’t finish the mountain ⛰stage, he could restart the next day & compete for stage wins but was ‘out’ of the General Classification. Today it means you’re out of the tour.
Thurs I did a technical swim class 💦resistance based float drills. Then did 4K front crawl varied lap speeds (slow, medium & fast). Surprisingly could of continued.. triphibious?!😄🧜🏻♀️ Realisations...✨🌱 The hole in my hand after my ‘run fall’ Thurs was made raw again in Chlorine..plus my ‘fight-club-esque’ bruises/scapes on my legs were embarrassing. 🙈
My left ankle hurt & need to do more ankle rotations during physio strength & conditioning work or to call upon my biotech mates to invent a Benjamin button drug! 💁🏼♀️🤣
Weirdly the pool depth of water was literally HALF of what it normally is..as there is a hope & this happened when staff forget to fill it 😂..
On way back took a photo of the sun & realised it’s rays shows rainbow of refracted light...anyone ever noticed this before? ☀️ P.s Tourmalet photo’s (Faves) credit Jered & Ashley Gruber 🙌🏼😍Art credit Andrew Felix Rose. Bike part Cross Corsa ❤️LOVE marked roads! Happy sunyay peeps! 😄
🔴🏆 Résultat Tour De France (Stage 14) 🇫🇷⬇️
🇫🇷 INCROYABLE !
Au sommet du Tourmalet, c'est un doublé français 😍
Après la défaillance de Bardet ou encore Quintana, Geraint Thomas perd une trentaine de secondes sur Pinot !
Superbement enmené par David Gaudu, Thibaut Pinot s'impose devant Julian Alaphilippe et Kruijswijk ! Ce sont les hommes les plus costauds avec Bernal, Buchmann et Landa. Thomas montre des premiers signes de faiblesses !
🇬🇧 UNBELIEVABLE !
At the top of the Tourmalet, it's a double French 😍 After the failure of Bardet or Quintana, Geraint Thomas lost about thirty seconds on Pinot ! Superbly led by David Gaudu, Thibaut Pinot wins in front of Julian Alaphilippe and Kruijswijk ! They are the beefiest men with Bernal, Buchmann and Landa. Thomas shows early signs of weaknesses !
Bike Society (@bikesociety) and Fitness Faster invite you to an evening of learning and participation about Foam Roller training & Stretching for cyclists presented by Nicki Jennison from @fitness_faster. This will be on Tuesday, July 23, at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm ACST in Bike Society Brighton, 391 Brighton Road, Hove. Check the link in bio for more details.
One of my favourite cycling tracks is the Southern expressway bike track that takes me all the way down to Mclaren Vale and back. I love the challenge of a few hills and the countryside as I cycle on down. This route also gives me the option of doing a killer ride up Willunga Hill at the end if I still have enough energy in the tank to get me home after. What's your favourite cycling trail in South Australia? (Photo credit to the owner)