Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Back on the Horse

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It’s been a brutal couple of months, with far too much work and travel, and the cycling has suffered. I have been working most weeks in Sydney and it’s not exactly practical to drag the bike up there, particularly when my work schedule has meant that I don’t have the time to ride anyway… I have also been trying hard to spend lots of time with Wynne, and loving it.
Despite this, with my Crocodile Trophy entry confirmed (yes) and the looming Mawson Marathon (August 20) it was time to remount the horse and kickstart the season.
It was with plenty of trepidation that I raced the Forrest 6 Hour. As a Giant sponsored event I felt obligated to race and put up a reasonable showing even though I was a long way off decent fitness. I stayed in Forrest on Saturday night and hit the start line not knowing what to expect. To my surprise I had a good start and was able to slot comfortably into the top couple, remaining in third place til almost three hours in. Then things started to unravel. I went into a `full body cramp’ that forced me to stop pedalling and then jump off my bike. Never had anything like it, and very gingerly remounted to continue. While I stood on the side of the track fourth place passed me and I would get overtaken by three others over the next three hours to slot into 8th place. I had to call on all of my 24 hour experience to get through the last few hours with cramps threatening on every climb. Very satisfied to get through the race and put up a good top 10 showing – hope my next race is backed up by a little more fitness… Special thanks to Jo Hall at Giant for support crew duties, and to all the Giant crew who made it such a great team environment/

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