|Would you like to follow this bloke for 8 days/ 7hours a day?|
Buzz laying down the law!!!
Sun 12th Feb;
Today we drive for an hour to get to the start of a very well known MTB ride on the old convict road just north of Wisemans Ferry. Buzz, Mark Hardy and another very good offroader on a MTB, Duncan left around 6am to do the xxxxx ride which is around 70k and 5 hours riding on a very hilly and technical MTB loop. Buzz wasn't feeling to well and he still has this virus. He will have to be careful as he wouldn't want it to get much worse.
|What a beauty......|
Thurs Feb 23;
Today is a "double day" of riding for me. With his under 4 weeks to do, I am peaking up in my training before starting my taper a week or so before the race. This morning met the rest of the boys from KMD Racing at 5.20 and did a solid 50k consisting of 8 of us rolling through at 80% effort. I felt good and the legs felt strong which is good as part of Buzz and my race plan is to really push the pace when the race hits the more open sections and can use our strength and endurance to put in some good efforts. In fact I am changing over the Specialized Epic to a triple ring so I can get a bigger gear ratio on the bike for the flat sections without loosing the "granny gears" for the climbing we have to do.
Sunday Feb 26th
|My trusty Regatz that |
I do all my wet weather miles
After we got home from the regatta, Buzz came round and we jumped on the mountain bikes for a quick lap of Manly Dam. It is good with both of us knowing each others riding styles and we did a reasonably solid lap over a very wet rocky course. That was another 14k or so on the bike. So Sunday was a very good training day of 5 hours riding and 140k.