Monday, 11 June 2007

Sleepless Nights

Dragged myself through the day following a restless night. Probably had something to do with reading Andre’s Blog before bed time. Go read his post Monday, June 04, 2007 - Refresher course: Freedom Trail Race 101 and see the footnote about scratchy bits. For ease of reading I have copied it here - Scratchy bits:This refers to any part of the trail that may once have been used by humans. David ( the race organiser) once walked within 50km of this point, which therefore makes it well used and perfectly suitable for mountain bike riding. The reward is usually a magnificent view, fantastic downhill, or a good story once you find where you really are and get back to civilisation. (Source - Andre's blog Page)
I dreamt that armed with a tiny piece of paper that was supposed to be a map, save that it was completely blank, I was trying to find my way along the route. All around me fellow competitors were riding around completely bewildered. For hours we just headed off in all directions always ending up back where we started! Hope this in not a premonition of what is to come.

Of the 2200km route (assuming you don’t add to it significantly by getting too lost) there is just over 328km of what is described as “Double or Single track and Portages” Portages are those bits you can’t ride, no matter who you are! This is where the scratchy bits come into play. This reminds me that I still need to design and fit a map board to my bike.

I see that Andre has just posted a picture of me out training – Ha Ha

1 comment:

Andre said...

Mike, have a look in your blog settings for the date-time settings. Looks like you are publishing in American time. Just to get the correct date and time on your posts.