All, I am riding in the Willow MTB event in early March at Wingello, NSW. Due to having a very tight mountain bike jersey at the moment (Christmas – pies etc) – my plan is to ride, not die and finish. I will be in the Masters (50 +) age group in the 22 k event. It is a cracking event and held on a challenging course in the best of spirits as it commemorates the passing of a talented mountain bike athlete at a very young age. I will be attempting quite a few other races around NSW this year and would be stoked to have a Warrior U fellow rider to tell lies to, make excuses and generally shoot the shit with.
Stay tuned for vaguely accurate and lie free updates throughout the year.
Thanks Dean and here is a Willow update – training going ok, nutrition still a bit off – we live 100 metres from a Gelato Bar. Aiming at beating my 2018 time by 20 mins. About 1 week to go – Ill get the bike looked at next week, clean my manky kit and make a great impression on race day.
The Willow is done and dusted. The good news is that I finished, the bad news is that I let a few things get in the way on the day and finished well over the time that I thought I would. I lost my focus and flow, two crashes later I was thinking of quitting. I realised that to quit I had to ride exactly the same number of ks as it would take to finish the ride. I learned a bit about managing expectations and in my last event (The Kurri Coalface) I shaked a few things up and finished under the time I set and actually enjoyed (most) of the race. Bring on the Convict 100.