It’s almost as if there was a bike event that just ended in Alice Springs…
42km of singletrack, 4×4 trails, and a cheeky rock garden. This trail had everything, including the kitchen sink . Found the last 15km difficult to concentrate due to fatigue. Made some simple mistakes and came off a few tiles but thankfully didn’t hurt myself. Despite absolutely hating the last third of the course today, I must say the trails out here in Alice Springs are top-notch. For what they have to work with, there seem to be endless kms of very well groomed singletrack.
Stages 3 and 4 today were exactly the same route: 22km of outback singletrack, sandy 4×4 roads, and a few rocks here and there. Stage 3 was the morning ride, 4 was the evening ride. The day route was tough in so far as I really tried to push myself to be fast (it was an individual time trial after all). I overtook a handful of people (which felt great 🤫) and was overtaken by a couple people, one of which was a pro rider.
We’ll see. Stage 4, night ride, 22km.
Stage 2, Anzac Hill – 300m, 9.5% avg grade. – My time: 1m 44s – Fastest time: 0m 49s – Thighs burning: 2 – Beer drunk: 1
This photo makes me look much cooler than in real life…
Scraped my helmet a few times on the way through :) Tough XC ride today, after about 25kms the short rocky uphills got the better of me. I don’t think I’ve ever had as many pedal strikes as I did today. Fingers crossed my poor pedals make it through the weekend 🤞😬🤞