Good Game, Good Game
Finished 6th in the Rutland Cyclo cross which lifted me to 4th overall.
Pretty bloody happy with that. The series was actually pretty hard and over the races I figured out what I should be doing and when, how to get the best performance, remember to put warm up cream on my toes!
Rode Mavic R-sys and also Mavic Reflex wheels with tubs which worked a treat, in the well greasy conditions of Rutland. At first I was nervous about the course couple of technical off camber bits. I flipped myself off in the practise lap, providing much comedy value to Dan of Sigma Sport
But it was a really good season
To to review :
Best National Trophy Cyclo Cross courses:
Ipswich and Rutland
Derby - too much boring grass
What I'm sticking with next year:
Mavic Reflex rims on a Shimano Ultegra hub. Lightweight tub wheelset
What I'm sacking off:
Shimano M540 pedals - bloody things clog with mud
Annie Last - but Hannah Barnes is most consistent
What I'm doing next year:
Warm up cream on toes and always ride the course 3 times
Thing that changed my life this cx season:
SKINS - they are compression tights which improve blood circulation and therefore recovery. Whether it really does I dunno but makes me feel like i've not got excuses.
Going back to race 'em all next year. But I'm glad its over