I go had a good December and January, doing over 4000k in the build up to the Epic. It is critical that you get these long base k’s in during these months, as you will be drawing on them at the end of a long day in the saddle after you have done 4 or 5 stages……
I felt my strength and speed improving and started to climb well. In comparing my times between now and 2 years ago, I was slightly ahead, which pleased me seeing I am 2 years older!! I must admit, I have to manage my training very carefully due to being an oldie. However on the local rides around the Northern Beaches of Sydney, I manage to hold my own.
|Famous McCarrs Creek Road|
|Bernie and the boys|
We also managed to get down to Tathra, which is about 6 hours drive South of Sydney for some of the best MTB trails in Australia. I took both the Sworks Epics and was very excited to be taking out the 2014 Sworks Epic for it’s first outing!!.