It wasn't the sort of year I am used to, with a strict absence of "form" pretty much through out the whole year. With the exception of the completely awesome Kiwi Brevet, I think I had one race all year where I was even "average". Not that I didn't have a lot of fun.
Anything else was always going to come up short compared to the Brevet, but I had some great trips with Team Voodoo Lounge, and Sepp, Ed, Pete and Callum in building up to the Single Speed Worlds. I wouldnt have missed that for anything.
The change of emphasis on riding with buddies, over racing competitively has been quite different, and a lot of fun, and requires a lot less motivation. A cold beer and a good laugh seems to be as good a reward as anything else I can imagine right now.
I am back at work again already, without really having much of a rest, unless you can call pulling down your car-port a rest. I have snuck in a few rides and runs and have worked my way through 12 episodes of "The Wire" and a few cool podcasts. Hopefully we can escape Welly a bit later on.
|The tree was the only thing holding it up!|
Who knows what 2011 holds in store, but I see the St James track has been opened up to MTBers.
That might be a nice ride.
|The Pohutakawa above the bike shed was looking good this year.|