29 November. Early Sunday morning. A fraction over 76 minutes 1.16.17. This was moving time as I had mechanical. The actual ride took a good six or seven minutes longer after a cabbage tree leaf wrapped itself around the rear sprocket and I had to stop and unwind it. This is a bit of a […]Read more "My MTB Journey 29 November."
22 November. Early Sunday morning. A fraction over 75 minutes again! 1.15.33., with ten Strava segment achievements. Clearly the liquid carbo loading last night didn’t help, but its still my second best time. Comparing this morning with my effort on Friday I was a good minute faster in the second half of the circuit and […]Read more "My MTB Journey 22 November"
20 November. Friday afternoon. A fraction over 75 minutes, 1.15.22, with 5 Strava segment achievements! Just 22 seconds to go and I can go bike shopping seriously. However, it might be a long wait before I can get my hands on a new steed, with all sorts of disruptions in local and international supply chains, […]Read more "My MTB Journey 20 November"
14 November. Saturday Morning. A fraction under the 77 minute mark 1.16.50. I’m pretty pleased with the effort given I haven’t been for a ride for almost two weeks. I seem to have had a bit of trouble with the longer hill climbs, looking at the segment results I can see opportunities for shaving some […]Read more "My MTB Journey November 14"
Being an elite athlete has its frustrations. It seems every time I get a roll on and get my performance close to my target, shit happens. If its not just periodic lack of enthusiasm and mechanical failures. Earlier in the year it was lockdown one and the local bike park was theoretically closed. Then once […]Read more "MY MTB JOURNEY 13 NOVEMBER."
2 November. Monday morning and another record. First time I have cracked the 76 minute mark. 1.15.42. 28 seconds better than Saturday morning. 12 segment achievements including two records for some of the longer sections. However, still not the complete effort I’m looking for. I had a couple of whoopsie excursions off the track, encountered […]Read more "My MTB Journey 2 November."
31 October. Saturday Morning. Another record time! A touch over 76 min 1.16.10. Still looking for that complete effort – 70 seconds to go to hit my target. Needless to say I’m pretty pleased with this effort and how consistently I am performing at the moment. Just over a month ago, at a similar time […]Read more "My MTB Journey 31 October."
28 October. Wednesday afternoon, again a touch over 76 minutes. 1.16.20. I’m pretty pleased with the time given it was only 2 seconds off my best effort. It was quite warm and windy today. After Saturday, I had identified that there were opportunities improving my time in the first half of the ride, which I duly […]Read more "My MTB Journey 28 October"
26 October. Monday (Labour Day). Something a little different today. I rolled out of bed and decided I would hit the road instead of the bike park for something a bit different. 1 hour 39 minutes for this route. A full ten minutes than my best time on the road. Ten minutes is quite a […]Read more "My MTB journey 26 October"
Progress update from the nerve centre of the Skidian Chronicles creative department and welcome to all our new subscribers. It’s been a while since my last post, in terms of my writing I haven’t much to report. To be honest; absolutely nothing. I haven’t managed to enthuse myself enough to do anything creative for quite a […]Read more "October Update From The Skidian Chronicles Creative Centre"