Training for the new season has kicked off. Although it's only April it's time to get back on the bike and build up some solid base. This year I will be working together with Matty Graham from Exponential Performance.The first week of training was loaded with two six hour races - the Kaiteriteri 6 hr and the Lake Epic in Wanaka.
Both were truly well-organised events with a friendly atomsphere. I especially liked the hands-off approach by the organisers of the Lake Epic. Danielle and her team of wonderful volunteers provide riders with all the relevant information regarding safety gear, weather conditions, etc. They trust riders to be responsible themselves. It is hard to find events like these anymore. I thought this might be a 'once-in-a-lifetime-event' but I may change my mind when next year comes around.
Race start of the 6 hr race at the beautiful Kaiteriteri Beach.
The Kaiteriteri tracks are always fun to ride and they coped very well with the previous downpours of rain.
It is even more fun to race together with a friend.
Thanks to Gary for the 'tow'.
The Lake Epic is set in one of New Zealand's most scenic slices of paradise. No matter wether you are fit or a weekend warrior. It's a tough day in the saddle, but it's worth every kilometre of blood, sweat and tears! Everyone who crosses the finish line has a story or three to tell along with a huge sense of achievement. So if your looking for a challenge in your life you have to put this on your bucket list- you are guaranteed an epic day out.
Stunning scenery for a 125 km race around Lake Hawea (near Wanaka).