WORK IN PROGRESS!!
I’m only a year late with the race report 🙂
I had a whale of a time, got there in under 14 days, which was my target – shame the party was actually on the 16th day this year! The EKO was lovely
I learned how to commit to the ride often riding late into the night into checkpoints 2 and 3, and overnighting in fields in the czech republic. This made a massive difference to the time I had on the bike compared to tcr3.
I actually crashed at a hotels more often than not, but these generally were not planned, and I was prepared to ride into the night, then found a hotel / pension just about to close at 10 at night, so it seemed rude not to roll in 🙂
Its been an interesting 5 months.
When I found I had a place in the TCR, I knew I had a lot of work to do – I was nowhere near as strong on the bike as I’ve been in the past.
So, how did the training go?
Continue reading Training – What is it good for? →
It’s the 1st of July, and I feel I am now just waiting for the race to begin – in fact I can’t wait.
Continue reading The final countdown →
If feels safe to say that 2016/17 was not a good year.
Continue reading 2017… Hard times →
I’ve made the difficult decision to withdraw from this year’s race.
I’ve just not got going this year at all, (very strange for me) and having the race hanging there as a target is acting as a hindrance rather than motivator. I just want to rediscover having fun on the bike again, and just want to ride over the summer building my fitness slowly back up.
It would be great if you could get someone on the waiting list to fill the spot, so it’s not wasted.
Obviously I don’t expect any refund.
If you need any one to help dot watching etc, or any assistance with pre-reg in London, Geraardsbergen or even assisting with controls further into the race then I would love to help in any way I can.
I would love to be back next year, (enthusiasm and ballot willing) – tcr 3 was by far the toughest thing I have ever done, and probably the most enjoyable.
rob #52 from no3
29 weeks to go to the start in gerrardsbergen.
The last 4 months have been interesting. I have essentially done nothing. I’ve had a couple of false starts in training, but I’ve had zero mojo, and no desire to ride
Continue reading Reflections, Restart, reset, reeboot →
So, the mojo is back, and the plan for November is just to get going again – so no zero days.
wtf does that mean?
Continue reading No Zero Days November →
“Your TCR Application has been received”
Here we go again:-)
Initial thoughts – a few hundred K shorter, but a lot more climbing – I mean a lot.
Its enough to kick start me off again.