Friday, 8 November 2013
The Strathpuffer training begins in earnest now!
Now that our entry as a foursome has been accepted for the Strathpuffer, training in earnest begins. As this 24 hour race takes place in the far north of Scotland in the middle of January, getting used to cycling in everything the Scottish winter can throw at you makes sense. So off out this afternoon I went in a temperature that never rose above 3.5 degrees C in a trip up over the Pentlands to be assaulted by first of all a heavy shower of rain and then a face numbing shower of hail. The sun did have the nerve to peep out just before it dipped below the horizon in an ironic display of what I was missing. Next stop will be some wet snow, the type we get in Scotland that chills to the bone......really looking forward to that!