Tuesday, March 17

Ohhh what a weekend +2

Wowza, the weather has been fantastic. This time last month i was up to my ankles in snow, now im up to my thighs and elbows in lycra. Yes the arms and legs are out, not sure for how long, but they are working on their tannage.

Saturday it all began, was down for an easy 3hr ride so went out to Howth to check out the new carbon bling on my race bike and make sure the setup is all good. Hit thetrails easy but ended up ramping it up by the end, hit some of the normal trails the wrong way round and gunned it. The whole place was dry, no mud, and grippy as anything. Rolled back home, 28km of trail better.

Sunday was the Djouce Trail Challenge...in Djouce woods....ehhhh. Met up with some friends of old (Paul and Dianna from my climbing days) and drove out the the race. 160 riders, sun, blue skys, new trails and no mud. WOW. Big congrats to the rest of the WORC lads, what a trail, and what a race. 17km of excellent racing. Came 36th, but i think i may have had a bit of a short route and missed maybe 10 mins of trail :/ Its all good. Felt strong, but need to work on my technical riding, must get faster on the tough stuff.

The long descent (orange) was unreal worth all the up

Monday....still sunny...still warm....what to do.....MTB of course! Did some work getting bikes in order during the day, baked some scones, made some changes to the all day MTB and then 5pm met Wag's after he finished work and right back out. Another 28km loop on the locals, not using the whole new trail but 80% of it. Still haven't rode the whole loop together! Off the trails in the dark at 7:00 and rolled back to the house with a big big simple. Out to Mike and Louise's engagement drinks in Porterhouse north....for a few beverages...and some food...and planning.

Decided to make Tuesday (Paddys Day) a long day on the MTB weather dependant...well what can i say. It was a cracking day. 78km later, i was wrecked, happy and covered in thorns and scratches. Great great day...and i didn't have a P thing....Wag's did!

Flat sections either end was road ;) so not a real 78km....

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