Wednesday night and it's starting to get dark at the top of Maidens Cleugh Descent.
Today, Saturday, and its bright and breezy as we head off for the Black Hill track.
One week to go and what can go wrong? Something usually does before an event and in the last week I've had a few mishaps but fortunately all with the Trek not the Anthem which is the bike I'm taking to the Isle of Man. Four times in a row I've done the full Castlelaw climb this week and today it was beginning to tell on the legs a bit. I think this next week there'll be a bit of easing off to recover! Baz was in great form today getting a few Strava KOMs on descents proving that you don't need a long travel heavy bike to get quick times. 28 miles this morning and over 3000 feet of climbing mostly into a fierce wind, roll on next week!