24th August - Cambridge Winter Fun Ride - 70km
Wahoooooooooo! Absolutely stoked with today's effort, only barely dropped by the pro's and that was only because of my own mistake where I mangled a gear change on the main hill so popped out the back with not enough time to sprint back on.... But hung with them fairly easily until then (last 15km) and even led out a few times. Average 41.2km/hr my best by a long shot and a time of 1:43:30 for the 71.2km's. Was bit twitchy in the bunch today but I think that was mainly nerves as I snatched the brakes a couple of times and did one dicey move. Still I came in 56th of 243 and 5th in my Age Group...... might've been higher but worked too hard at the end and got out sprinted. Everything is slowly coming together, just need to get some real hill focus to my next training set and really watch the nutrition so I can drop another 5 to 7kg and I suspect I'll be pretty competitive by the time my target races arrive!