03 June 2013

Whew! Finally Riding Again!

Well, it's been quite a long time since the last post but finally have time to write something. Have been enjoying some fabulous riding this winter and spring, including a magnificent trip to Maui with Cycling Fusion. That was in April and the weather was 80-90 degrees and beautiful sunshine!

West Maui overlook!
Rode the hilly west Maui loop (my favorite), Haleakala, Iao Valley and Piilani Highway, plus down to Makena and the lava fields. Everyday was fantastic. Put in about 250 glorious miles.

Piilani Highway...50mph downhill.
After enjoying 6 days of riding with some wonderful folks, I rented a Harley FatBob...1340cc of BIGNESS. Rode out to Hana for the day and enjoyed the 600 curves and 54 one lane bridges. One must keep vigilant, the tourists drive erratically.

A big thanks to Ken at Hula Hogs!
Stayed at the Maui Coast Hotel for a night and got to see my friend Joanna and had a wonderful time.

Was fortunate to facilitate a Cycling Fusion Winter Training class from January to March - first time using heart rate and power to measure training loads. Was very successful, rebuilding all the lost fitness from the accident in Nov. 2011 and many months off the bike.

The past few months I've put in between 100-200 mile weeks and am feeling pretty good. Not quite at the top of my game yet, but near 80%! I'm happy.

One more month and it's off to travel - New York, England & France!


Anonymous said...

G'Day Mate,

Glad to hear you're back on the bike. A couple of months ago when I was tidying up I found a photo of you climbing in a french window.... hope you have plenty of adventures in a months time!


Jon Muellner said...

Hey Steve!

What an evening in Cebere that was! Been way too long - you should email me and give me your contact info - and send me a copy of that! Maybe we can get together for a good long ride somewhere on earth we haven't ridden yet!