Dominating the bike ride

Today I reached an important milestone. I have finally done a bike ride greater than 180 km. I started in Hillcrest and met with the 6:45 am Albany bunch at the top of Albany hill and did the Helensville loop (http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Helensville-loop38224). I did the second lap solo and made my way back home. The 191 km took me 413 minutes. I was slower on the second lap, as expected after going solo and having already done 95 km. Needless to say today has been a huge milestone towards my IMNZ preparation!