• Chasing the dream

    With less than 9 days to go until the Haute Route Alps starts, I’m getting nervous. No longer am I worried about the volume of training, as nothing I do now can be of use. I’m worried about weight, both bike and myself. It’s feeling overwhelming to not be able to relax. Perhaps I’m putting […]

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    August 18, 2016 By JB
  • Fewer KMs, same intensity

    So, it’s now only 11 days away. I’ve become a complete fricking Haute Route bore. Currently weighing in at 74.4 Kgs. Have managed a couple of big rides with good intensity. Now for the tapering period. I went on a massive eating binge yesterday. Nothing was safe. Everything in sight went in my gob. Today […]

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    August 15, 2016 By JB
  • Two weeks before I leave for France

    So I’m down to my last efforts of training. This Saturday sees me cycling the K2 route around the Coromandel Peninsula. It’s 183km of hilly tarmac. That coupled with the crazy aggressive drivers makes for an exciting ride. This week I’ve been hitting VBike pretty hard. I’ve been doing plenty of HIIT sessions. Just trying to squeeze […]

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    August 10, 2016 By JB