Training had been going well since the new bike, I enjoy riding it and have come in to some form. This month I decided to up my game a little and do more Crit races, Road races were scarce as they were only accepting teams of riders, Again I think a problem we have is that we’re all in different categories. alot of rejection emails…
1st May: Castle Combe Summer Series 1(3/4)
8th May Castle Combe Summer Series 2(3/4)
WET WET WET. The photo shows a break froming which I instigated and lasted for 1.5 laps. Group of 4 was whittled down to just me. I got caught with 3 laps to go, recovered then sprinted for 6th.
20th May Behind The Bikeshed Summer Series 1(3/4)
I was 8th position and left the sprint quite late, I went from 8th to 2nd, just missing 1st place by 1/2 meter. First time at Thruxton.
31stMay Scorpion CS Stage Race – Team Tor 2000 –
I woke up this morning and thought, I feel good, I’ll get my Cat2 today. Just need to get two decent results. it was a stage race at Ilton consisting of a normal hour crit race, I came second. I was leading the sprint and got pipped on the line, I probably eased off thinking I won, At least I didn’t celebrate… then a circuit race for 30mins and a TT.
31st May Scorpion CS Stage Race – Team Tor 2000 – DNF crashed.
Ouch. Well, the first picture shoes me smiling, that’ll be the Morphine. I was sent home for 2 weeks then operation in Yeovil. Thanks NHS (making me wait for operartion) 2 of the worst weeks of my life. 3 weeks after that wern’t much fun either.
This is the most important part of my life, My son and wife, I was so close to giving up cycle racing…. for about 3 seconds. Francis said man up and rule 5. I couldn’t argue with a 1 1/2 year old who couldn’t talk. Thus decided to get back on it in a big way.
Turbo, turbo, turbo and more turbo