Thursday, 21 January 2010
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
Posted by CJ Boom at 13:28