Anyone else doing it?
Anyone that’s done it before got any epic tales or inspiring stories from past events?
I have gotten a bit obsessed with the gravel scene this year and needed something to inspire me to keep up my training- so I contacted the organisers last week on the off chance of getting a cancellation.
Training wise, I’m coming back from a year off after two broken legs in 2020. First ramp test was 188 when I finally got back on the bike in April but am already back up to 307.
I’ve done more long rides than usual this time- I’ve really been enjoying the bike, so done a 6h MTB ride and a couple of 6h centuries as well as playing about with some long fasted rides.
I’m doing a block of tempo/SST work this month as am busy as work but will probably ramp the volume back up in August.
Weight is a sticking point- after losing a stone and a half quickly , I am finding a deficit hard now with my busy time at work plus all the training- so am stuck at 96kg.
Equipment wise- I have a new Diverge Comp Carbon coming so once it’s here I’ll start experimenting with bottles/tools etc but I fear with all the bosses and frame storage I’ll end up taking too much
I’ll do some gravel on the stock 38 Pathfinder Pro’s in the meantime to see what I think but will probably get something wider prior to the event. Ideally I’ll borrow some wheels from someone so I can turn up with two options already set up.
I haven’t been this excited about an event for years