Friday, May 1, 2009

NPS Round 3 here I come!

Will be heading up to Carlingford on Sunday for NPS round 3 - yay!

On Thursday evening myself and Gene headed to Glending, but it's taken a right soaking, so we checked out routes for new trials on the most westerly side of the forest and there is potential for a fast swoopy (and dry) singletrack section that lets you avoid the walking trail. Will head up and do a bit of work on it next week.

In the end we just messed around a bit, looking for suitable dodgy drops to take. Which we found - although I had to encourage Gene to take it ;)

Today I went for a road blast around Kildare for an hour. Still not entirely sure that my leg is back to normal. Its quite achy just walking around, and the first 20 minutes on the bike were painful enough. But once I got moving the pain went and I could push along without any soreness.

So that was enough for me to make the decision to head to round 3. I won't have a hope of coming anywhere near the top 5, but it'll be a good training spin for the upcoming races in May and June. And will have no qualms in pulling up if the injury comes back.

Tomorrow we're off trail building for the MAX XC event being held next weekend at 3 Rock, Co. Dublin. It promises to be the biggest mountain bike event in Dublin for years - be there or be square!!

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