I’ll most likely never have a better year on the bike than 2020…and it was a real roller coaster ride. In the first month’s of the year while training for my first ultra event I crashed a week out. Post crash my back and ankle were definitely sore but I raced anyhow, set the course record, finished ahead of every other rider in the field.
Later on I found out that I had a torn kidney & broken ankle. Apparently if you don’ take care of a torn kidney properly it can mess you up. When I finally got back on the bike all my TR gains were gone! I mean…everything since 2018.
But by the end of the year it was all back & in 2020 I was able to set record 1 hour power, record power for all times above 2.5 hours up to 25 hours, and record power for all times less than 1:40.
I won a national championship, set the course record at every ultra event I did, and won every race I entered up to December when I DNF @ a 150k TT. And I spent about 100 hours less on the bike. So that’s pretty good ROI. And since more of my training time than ever was on TR the chances of getting killed by a motorist plummeted…so that’s all good.