Wednesday, 18 February 2015

18/02/2015

Commute:
I've continued to think about about my current, and potential for form since yesterday's musings.

I'm confident I could get to the end of most A grade crits, but I'm feeling more and more like that doing so would be a paid social activity / donation to others. In some situations that's alright, but in the context of cycling goals, it feels counter productive.

So, what could I do? I'd suggest it will be at least a few months before I have any form of form. That sort rules out crits, and puts me squarely in road racing/road handicaps, and cx season.

After missing last year, I'd definitely like to race cross again. I think that at my current weight, I should do a little better. I wont sink into sand and mud so bad. I can run lower tyre pressures before bottoming out on a rim becomes an issue, and thus have more traction. Its probable that I'll be more efficient too, so able to sustain a higher intensity, or the same intensity for longer. To be clear, I dont think that will all add up to an ability to challenge Alan Iacuone, Adrian Jackson, Lewis Rattray, or Chris Jongeward. What I'm hopeful of, is that it might possibly, if I get really fit, be able to get through a race without getting lapped by them.

Then there's road racing, I'm not into the idea of handicaps, and northern combine can bit a bit of a hike to get to... but the Warny calls to me, like sirens call to sailors. I know it, I know it's story, I know it leads to wreck and ruin... yet I find myself steering towards it.

Finally, DK aiming for the state pursuit team/title, and all the riders playing with the hour record, has my mind back to the track. I have no aspirations to ride 160, or even 16 laps... but trying to knock a second or two off my 4 lap time best.

D: 8.5km
A: 71m

PMPW: 85kg

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