For the longest time, most all I cared about when being on a bike was going fast, and trying to go faster.
Today had the potential to be far more chaotic that it turned out to be. 200km, 35 degrees, open exposed roads and the hint of wind had most guys a little unsure of how the day would play out. On paper the South Jordan stage of the Tour of Utah was one for the sprinters…
With the third stage now in the legs, the Tour of Utah is well and truly in full swing. Today was the 9km individual time trial up Big Cottonwood Canyon. Starting at elevation of 2200m and finishing at 2700m it was sure to be a short, but painful affair.
Of course there was a lot that happened in between, but right now at the end of day two it’s exciting to report we have Paco Mancebo just 2 seconds off the lead of this bike race. Today was the first major GC shake up stage with a mountain top finish, and looking back it…
The first stage of Utah is officially done and dusted. I’m very relieved to finally get the show on the road, and with 200 plus kilometers of racing in the legs I’ve just got off the massage table and have time to squeeze a little recap in before dinner.
Only just yesterday I decided to write a some daily diary style posts while racing the Tour Of Utah this week. Then, I figured I better do a little warm up beforehand and write something as a precursor to get my writing brain back into gear. So, here we go for that.
Only three weeks I ago I ventured up to the Great White North to race with the team. After much success I wanted to write about it. Time slipped away and I didn’t. But I’m back up here again for another racing block and although we haven’t had any success yet, I’ll make good on…
It’s always a process, much like baking a cake really. You add just the right amount of proper ingredients and hope the end result turns out to be the best one yet. And right now the oven is about to sound and we’re going to see just how well things have come together.
It was planned during my last race of the season, but finally, the time arrived for a little adventure. To round out 2016 Kat and I escaped to Europe for what was an awesome week between Christmas and New Years.
Sometimes the planets align just perfectly. My 2017 racing plans have recently been finalized and I’m well, over the moon about it!