Tuesday, 27 July 2010


Trains were stopped in their tracks this morning, cars were banked up in long queues and I was revelling in schadenfreude.

D: 38.8km
A: 295m

Powerful Owl ITT:
I haven't done well at these in the past and "but I prefer having a rabbit to chase" is not a good enough reason for it.

A couple of practice laps revealed the course to have a few deep puddles and to be pretty sloppy around the back. The best thing I could do as preparation was psych myself up for getting wet and muddy. The fastest line was often going to be straight through some nasty bog, and any deviation would cost precious seconds.


I hit the lap hard, managing to overcook a couple of corners, clip out once or twice and forget to turn my light on before starting. Still it was a solid effort, I pushed hard the whole time. Fighting through my bodies protests at the end to sprint up the final rise.

I was 8 or 9 seconds slower than James Dickey, but managed to get around faster than Carson, Dyon and Gav, who'd all pounded me at the last one. 2nd will have to do, as we all had tales of "I could have done XYZ better".

D: 1.5km
A: 0m

PMPW: 91kg

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