I got back home at 12:30, had a light lunch and still wearing my NFCC uniform from the photo session, I got onto my VLAAMS Sirius Ti-1 this time with a different saddle. At Takao, I took a flying start with the intention to break my Otarumi Positivo Espresso record...which I did! I managed to shave off almost 1 minute!
I decided to go around Sagamiko for a climb of Makime-toge. I experimented a bit with Sirius trying new positions moving the saddle back and forth until I found the right position. To my happy surprise, I found myself pulling the pedals up unconsciously making smooth rotations instead of my usual downward pushing...another proof that the geometry of the VLAAMS fits me perfectly. After I got onto Koshu Kaido again for the return trip, I challenged another Positivo Espresso TT record of mine and again managed to break it with a fairly large margin. Average speed today was 27.6, another personal record.....at this pace I should be able to better my Mt. Fuji time on June 1! Must keep on training!
Near my home, they were selling freshly unearthed bamboo shoots....now is the season and I cannot resist them. I like them best baked in the oven - like sweet yaki-imo potatoes - and eat them just with some salt. Found cookies on the table baked by my daughter and ate half of them with chocolate-chip ice-cream and two glasses of Spanish wine.