For New Year's Eve we visited friends for some quiet drinks and jovial company. Unusually this year we managed to see the New Year in.
On awaking Sunday morning early I contemplated whether my proposed 8 am bike ride with the Kapiti Cycling Club was a prudent move. Being sleep deprived and feeling a little worse for wear I decided to brave it and hope for the best.
On arrival at our meeting point I was informed that we would be riding 120 km and taking on two formidable climbs.
Today was the day that my new racing wheels were being put to the test. I was somewhat anxious but mainly excited to see what if any difference they would make. I was delighted to discover that I was riding faster on the flat, felt great and was able to attack the hills almost effortlessly. I was also thrilled to see that I was competing extremely well with the other riders. I am now greatly looking forward to upcoming races.
After 4 and a half hours and 120 km of riding I had a quick lunch and proceeded with my family to visit our good friends Lea, Terence, Bianca and Caitlyn. Lea had a lovely afternoon tea ready for us. Bianca admirably entertained Kate and Alice on the Wii. The adults had a short game of Dominion and had a catch up on the New Year celebrations. We had a great social time and Terence kept us amused with some dry witty dialogue.
Here are some photos of the afternoon!