Sunday, 28 August 2016


CX Shenanigans:
As I rode across the foot bridge at Walmer, a couple of roadies were coming back done the hill towards me, saying that the road was blocked.The "fun" run participants and volunteers were all pretty good about sharing space though, as not only was everyone cool for me to criss-cross the road to reach the trails, there was a DJ and cheer squad just below the pump track, which meant my 3 x 10 laps were accompanied by tunes and shouts of encouragement.

Properly warmed up and with my eye in, I (overly) confidently got myself off the pump track and onto the trails. I miss timed ducking under a leant over tree soon after. I'm used to getting a graze or two from this one, but today I almost came to a standstill as my hip collected the arm-thick trunk like miscellaneous household objects on hard rubbish day. Unlike later when I high sided myself on a descent, there was no one around to see my pain and embarrassment, so after pulling a few faces and sucking in some deep breaths, I got back to riding and enjoying myself.

I guess that sums up what it was like today, there were some off moments (haha punny!), but mostly a few moments later they were forgotten for the joy of linked turns, or riding silly steep pinches. Just to make sure that it finished off with both fun and a physical challenge, I ripped a 20 lap set of the pump track as I left Studley Park.

Strava link.

D: 46.2km
A: 499m

PMPW: 89kg

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