Sounds weird doesn't it? I mean, how hard can down time be? You get to sleep in, eat whatever you want, drink any day you want, spend precious time with the family, and generally aren't fatigued/sore/falling asleep on the train. Essentially you get to be a 'normal' person. But what happens when you don't want to come back to the bike?
Over the last 18 months I have been supported, both physically and mentally, by two of the best mentors around. This was my chance to give back and support them, and view The 24 hour Oppy from the other side.
Audax Warburton/Lake Mountain Classic Mixed Terrain. 200km. Nearly 4000m of vert with 85km of gravel. What could possibly go wrong? ... DNF
You know when Marty “the machine” Grannas organises an Audax gravel ride it’s going to be epic. Today we did a recon of the planned route. This ride can be summed up in four words: my bike is tired.
No tears, no panic, no second guessing myself anymore. Everesting was a great way to close off a very very difficult year of learning how to do endurance riding. And this ride? This one was for me.