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Flying fun at Dunc Gray

Australia, November 18, 2005

Wow! 70km/hr feels awesome!

I went to the track yesterday with absolutely no expectations. I was asked a few days ago to attempt a female track record of 60km/hr at my home track in Bankstown, the 2000 Olympic Dunc Gray Velodrome. I jumped at the chance to go very fast!

I have been slogging my guts out with long, slow road miles and a combination of different strength endurance efforts which are also done at a slow pace and I must admit, I was getting a little mentally tired of going slow.

Yesterday was fun, flying around at 65-70km on disc wheels and thin tyres, on hard boards. Riding behind a derny might sound a little scary, but I loved it, all 13.4 seconds of it!

The DGV speed record is now set at 13.4 seconds for 250m (1 lap) behind a derny. That's an average speed of about 66km/hr and a maximum speed of 70km/hr.

I'm extremely keen to see if I can go faster but I will have to wait until the Sydney Thousand to see how fast the Meares sisters can go. then I'll have some more motivation and hopefully some fresher, faster legs!

[See this morning's news for a report on Rochelle's successful record attempt.]


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