As most of you will know, the Tour de France has taken over late night television for the last 3 weeks. Each night at around 10:30pm the live broadcast starts and runs through till about 1am. This not only meant plenty of late nights, but it also made it hard to get up early the next morning for a training ride...
A big congratulations to Vincenzo Nibali for winning the 2014 Tour de France. An amazing race for another year!
So, with a lot of late night TV watched recently, there has been a lack of Tour de Cure training... Deon, Zac & Myself did however make our way out to Mt Tamborine for a 105km loop with 1400m climbing elevation.
We pushed the start time back to 7am cause we thought it might be a tad warmer. If it was warmer, we probably didnt notice... At one point it got down to zero degree's and it was hard to feel our fingers and toes. The climb to the top of Mt Tamborine is very pretty. The surrounding rainforest and mountain views really help to take your mind off how tough the climb can be. A well deserved coffee and bacon and egg roll was very welcomed at the top of the mountain. Overall, we made great time and had no issues for the morning. It was a good training ride as we get closer to tour.
I also managed to go out for a solo 130km ride last week. 1800m elevation with a climb to the top of Mt Coot-tha.
t was a beautiful day on the bike and definitely something I need to do more often!
I have also been trying to get out on the Mountain bike to give my training a bit more variance. There is also the annual 'Flight Centre Epic' Mountain bike race that is held the day after Country Tour finishes that I am in two minds about riding this year.
The above photo is taken on a trail I found at Gap Creek Reserve. I haven't ridden up this trail before and I think I know why! This was the average gradient for the 1.5km section. GPS recorded a 30% incline at one part! Not sure that I will go that way again anytime soon...
I have updated the events page (Click Here For Details) with the latest information for a High Tea fundraising event that we are putting on. We had a bunch of requests to hold one for the State of Origin Tour. Feel free to book your spots for a fantastic event that keeps getting bigger and bigger every year!