Imagine someone persuading you to run a 80km race off road with over 3km ascent. Imagine running that race with the longest training run being 8km long. That was my first ultra. See here. Just over a year later and I've ran the CCC. 101km with 6.1km ascent.
IT’S BETTER THE SECOND TIME
This was my second trip to Norway, just three weeks since the last.
Crack my nuts and then I’m away.
Racing XC is where it started for me when it comes down to riding single speed.
Cutting up the competition.
2013 was a bad year for racing and punctures. 2014 started well but that was soon to change.
Into Fred and Beyond
Rear wheel looking up. Arms cramping. No chance of stopping. Descending Wrynose Pass at 100miles in - and I wasn't anywhere near the KOM. Disappointing.
The winter hadn’t been so kind. Lots of traveling with work meant an inevitable lack of riding, but I was still lucky enough to get out running while being away.
ONE MORE YEAR.
2013 was a mixed year.
I am not an athlete.
I am not an athlete. I don't have a training plan. Don't stick to a weekly diet. No planned rest days. I ride for fun. Hard and fast. I like the pain. Pushing myself. It makes me smile. Vomiting. A nose bleed. Exhaustion. All signs of a good ride. I am not an athlete. I'm…Read more I am not an athlete.
Tweeny (my attempt at a review of the Sync)
The new bike all started last year when I saw a picture on twitter of the new Sync coming out from Kinesis.
2013 3 peaks cyclocross. One to forget.
Preparation was going well. I’m weakest on the walking/running climbs and with a few miles in my legs and the Lakeland 50 not too long ago, I felt fit and ready.