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Saturday Training Ride – oooooo me legs!

August 23, 2014

Hopefully by now, most have seen that the West Kent RC have a regular Saturday training ride, so if you are thinking of trying it out, or have a weekend pass to go and tire yourself out so that you don’t “pester” your partner when the light goes down, I’m told by those that have ridden it, that the route is definitely challenging (Both A and B routes), and with over 2000ft of climbing in 25 or so miles, that was the idea.

 

For those that haven’t yet given it a go, I can thoroughly recommend the leg sapping agony of the ride. Now obviously you can take this at any speed you like, but for some reason today, the gauntlet got well and truly lobbed down the road fairly quickly, and the uphill is almost immediate.

 

The roads used are quiet, and fairly traffic free, which helps but the rolling roads can have your legs calling up reserves of red blood cells pretty quick.

 

Then the pain kicks in with the energy sapping climb of Cudham Lane – it’s about 4 miles long with varying gradients. A real lung and leg buster when taken at speed.

 

After the drop down to Knockholt and then Star Hill, the route heads through Shoreham Village – another fast run through taken at roughly 30mph.

 

Thankfully one of the riders thought it best to have a social moment – his legs were screaming and had nearly cramped (serves you right for having a 3 week lay off) – and so we stopped at Lullingstone Park Visitors Center for a bacon roll and coffee, before charging back through to Dartford.

 

Lol T swung of to go and sort out his aniseed balls – I mean I know it was quick, but I’d rather he shared that with his Dr, and not other club mates

 

A great ride, a great route and with some great company.

Thanks to all those that joined us today.

It must also be mentioned that someone was sporting a fancy new set of wheels today. We can only assume that he paid for them from his earnings selling narcotics as we could see a ton of crack through his shorts. Please see the kit man for some new shorts.

 

 

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