At the end of May I decided to enter my first ever mountain bike event. I thought 10 weeks or so training and I should be at a half decent level of fitness to take part.
Right now I am convinced I am simply not supposed to do this race, having said that there is no way I am going to drop out!
First off 3 weeks ago my bike on which I was planning to race was stolen leaving me without a bike. I did however find my way onto this site and back on track for the race with a proposed build as well as a temporary bike to keep me riding.
Then, just over week ago I decided it might be fun to give myself a huge gash on top of my thumb keeping me off the bike unable to change gear or grip with my right hand.
Today I got the stitches out and all seems to be going well with the healing, my thumb does seem to have forgotten how to grip and I cant bend it too far otherwise the cut will come open again. I should be able to get 3 good weeks of hard riding in.
Cue the next problem!
I will now be going to the race by myself to ride solo with no pit crew, my partner now cant make it and I know non of my 'friends' will be able to make it. This I can deal with but what I really need is advice on how to best tackle the race on my lonesome.
Anyone else attending this event, would be cool to pitch together and have a retro corner of the site