just crank it

Monday 26 of May it was dark and cold. This was the first ride of 820km that I covered during this heavy training week. There wasn’t anything special or terribly exciting to report during this week. It was more the mental journey and logistics of the whole week. I wanted to get most of the kilometres done before the weekend because there was a Mountain Bike Orienteering race on the Sunday that I wanted to compete in for navigational practice, so I wanted to have an easy day on Saturday.

The mornings consisted of dragging my body out at 3-3:30am, making some jam sandwiches and eating some cereal then hopping onto the bike at 4-4:30am rolling out with my AYUP lights, arm warmers, vest and sometimes leg warmers.

Why do I get up so early to ride? Well I figured I had to fit 150km a day to get all…

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