After spending some seriously wet, gritty hours working it on the road bike, it was clear i needed a hit of sweet dirt to realign my head.
Fitness is proving hard to come by this year. All the usual culprits, but that doesnt matter so much when there is a ribbon of dirt under your wheels.
Training is one thing, but utilising almost forgotten skills and pushing the one gear takes it back to basics.
Speed is the key. Keep it tight, but loose. Let the animal part of your brain take over.
Work the corners. Flow the roots.