Friday, August 12, 2011

Ready or not here we come

Supper excited today is my first mountain bike stage race - the Magalies Adventure. It is held over 3 days, the Day 1 being a night stage which should test my technical skills (as if I don't have trouble enough in the day). Day 2 is the whopper 75km with loads of climbing and technical bits and Day 3 is a shorter stage of 45km to finish the legs off. What is different from other races, is that Greg and me are riding as a two man team and we must always ride together - this should be intereasting but I know I couldn't have picked a better partner.  

So am I ready - that is question will be answered only on Sunday. Last week we gave it horns - doing 3x30km rides in the mornings and a huge 70km ride in the flatlands of Benoni on Sunday. Winter's cold weather has left us short of where we should be before a stage race, but hopefully the other entrants were also affected, so that last spot prize won't be ours.

My next blog post will be about the awesomeness of the next 3 days and the thrills of riding in the great outdoors.....

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