Monday, June 7, 2010

that time of year

So not a lot of updates from SPR of late.
Work, family and no racing hasn't left much time or content for an entry. Base training is boring but necessary I suppose. Still the kilometres have (mostly) been going into the legs and now it is time to start thinking about testing the engine.

So first up - I am heading to ride the Tour de Timor in September as part of Team AQR. Claire Aubrey (Haugh), Sue Kleven and Libby Adamson make up the fabulous four for our female team. Claire is well-known from the great dirt roads to london squad and has pulled together the team. I am looking forward to riding with girls that have such great experience, seeing as though it will be my first stage racing experience.

I must say, looking at some of the images from last year it looks like I am in for some hard yards. Updates from those that went last year is that heat is really rough and lots of people had issues with the food and water, if you know what I mean. The course is a mix of roads and high altitude singletrack. A road in timor, is not the same as a road at home though... I'd still call that dirt :)
Five days of hard riding sounds like a perfect hit out before worlds. As long as I don't get malaria. Or crash. What's the worst that could happen?? Can't wait!

1 comment:

TR said...

What's the worst that could happen?!?!?!