There are a lot of great write ups about the strength of your mind when riding. But what about the physical side? Let's talk about burning matches. And saving them.
Yeah. Racing. What the heck right? You thought this was a blog about long distance cycling and then up pops this post. But it's all part of a grander plan...
Sometimes there are rides where you're feeling strong, everything goes to plan and you have an amazing ride. Sometimes there are rides where nothing goes to plan, you're having an off day, and it's a great blog. And then there's this ride. Where nothing went to plan, it was a terrible day for the bike, and yet I felt great. Except for mild hypothermia...
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.