Manly Hot Lap
I was out for a ride last night with a mate and we were talking about our declining times around Manly Dam. I still enjoy this as a barometer for my overall bike fitness/technique etc as it encompasses a bit of everything rather than just outright climbing speed and fitness. However over the last 5 years I've never been able to get back to my fastest times - I haven't necessarily been fitter or less fit than in the past - I don't race but ride a lot, so have written it off to getting older (41). However I noticed that there's no hotlaps in the top 10 that have been done this year, and the fastest are all several years ago. Does anyone think the speed of the loop has changed at all? Intuitively I would have thought faster with the sporadic work that has been done but it's interesting to note the lack of faster times with newer faster bikes. Any thoughts?
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