Road Bike (Smash commute) 1:32:50  48.36 km (31.3 kph)
shoes: Road Bike - Giant Defy2 (I thi
Out of work early and met Juffy at the narrows for the smashfest down to Rowley Rd.
My legs were pretty dead from the start, so with Juffy pushing strongly into the wind and looking pretty comfortable, I had to work hard to do a couple of turns on the front. Even with a big effort our speed seemed to decline quickly with me on the front, maybe I just picked the more exposed sections to lead, but I doubt it.
Someone caught us after Cranford Ave and sat in behind, he seemed to have a chat to Juffy whilst I was leading, then he had a chat to me whilst Juffy was leading and bagged my technique, I just said I was a bit tired (we were having a smashfest after all) and he must of turned off at Farrington with out having taken a turn.
We caught a flat bar at the railway flyover after Roe Hwy, and he sat in behind, we kept up the pace and he eventually jumped in front heading down the hill from Armadale Rd (the point that I consider the hard work is done, since it always seems much easier/faster from there to Rowley Rd), and soon after dropped off and disappeared.
Solid speed taking turns still through the fast flat section to Rowley Rd, where we went our own ways, having maintained a very good pace into the wind. Good times, thanks Juffy.
So, well ahead of 30kph pace, I was set to try a knock out a new record time, so went hardish with the tailwind, legs starting to lag. Things seem to get really slow around Kargotich Rd, after coming down the last little undulation, energy gone, tailwind seemingly gone, road surface rough and slow ... anyway got home in a new record time, knocking a minute of the homeward record, with an extra 600m to the new office (and random variation). Next fastest time is 1:38, with a big cluster around there, which is more typical with a seabreeze.
Hopefully I can start putting in more fast times when I start riding on fresher legs soon. Hopefully Juffy will decide he likes the freeway ride so much he'll make it a regular occurrence.