Sunday, 3 May 2015


CX Shenanigans:
With a few hours before Dawn to ride, I was torn between the divergent desires of exercise and sleeping.

I knew that I wanted to pump something, but given the gym wasn't going to open until 8am, iron was out of the question.

Instead I settled on pumping some track under the Westgate bridge. Some crafty people built a pump track a few years back, and I was keen to give it a while. Once in the rhythm of it, pedalling became unnecessary, and brakes were neglected.

Soon enough though, it was time to roll out, along trails and paths that I hadn't seen since racing close to a decade, back when Snozza was running the show. Past the spot where Caddy and I had tangled ourselves before a race, ending up on the ground in a confused pile of boys and bikes. Up and over the hill that Tristan Bennet and I went shoulder to shoulder at the end of a b grade crit, digging deep into legs already aching from 40 minutes of racing. I went into the last corner first, but lost traction on some gravel, and watched Tristan rail his singlespeed underneath me for the win.

Strava link.

D: 26.2km
A: 64m

PMPW: 85kg

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