Friday, May 11, 2012

Pre Race Jitters

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After training and racing for a few years now, rarely do I get pre race jitters. I do for this one!

The great thing about having these feelings, it is a nice reminder that I still find racing is exciting. Racing overseas is even more exciting. New trails, new riders, lots of unknowns...etc.



Two more sleeps and we will be on a plane. 22 hours later we will have our feet down in Italy. Pick up our hire car, drive for 3 hours then meet up with our dear friends Rach and her mechanic, coach, pit biatch Shannon.

I am pretty sure I will be way to eager to ride the trails. So much so I reckon I will have to get on them the same day we arrive.

As a post race treat, my dear, sweet woman and I are travelling for another couple of weeks. One of the highlights will be getting into the mountains to watch some of stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia! AWESOME!


I have gone back and read some of my closing comments on previous blog posts. Humph! Nice little reminders of how I love to ride and race my bike.

Ciao Ciao...





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4 comments:

Rach said...

Hey dog,.. whatcha doing next weekend? was thinking maybe we should pop over to europe and tear it up??? you free?? :D

MattDogTraining said...

Only if there's some Pizza and wine after the ride!

AntZ said...

Have a great race. Will be trying to follow from here. I wish I was doing it too. Enjoy.

MattDogTraining said...

Hey Antz. You'll have to fly the aussie flag at Scotland next year!