After what seems months of non stop working on events, the time has come to buy a couple of new steeds.
First was a new hardtail mtb, carbon has been my choice for the last three seasons so why not again? Trek 9.8 hmmm every man and his dog has got one! Specialized stumpy No ! its always red or blk in colour? Giant xtc c1 the spec is a little hash/bash. So what did i go for? Cube elite k24 teamline, looks great, spec fox forks,sram x0/shimano xt, syntace carbon bars/stem seatpost,white saddle hmmm dt swiss wheels.
The second is a wee bit tougher ? The cross bike.
Choice's - Pinarello Carbon ( total porn)
Trek xo (good value)
Lemond (try finding one)
Yeti ( expensive)
Focus/Cube (will do the job)
So far my season has been the tour of ireland what an event that was, and thats it ! Now iam going to make a big effort and wear my VCM kit with a purpose.
Main aims are Wild Wales,Welsh Cx Series,Dusk Till Dawn, Forest Of Dean enduro, Real Ale Wobble ( yep 40 miles offroad, with 1 pint off real ale every 10 miles) november Wales. plus national CX rounds. Grizdale Mountain Bike Challenge.
So training a must from now on, as for work its the Bontrager 24/12 in 2 weeks, then Endura Sleepless InThe Saddle in Aug .