The worst

Today, the worst thing happened. One of the racers was hit and killed. I’m still processing it at the moment. I have no idea what happened and am sure more details will be released in time. I wanted to post this now though because I know that people are worrying about me, and hearing that news they will worry more.

We live in a dangerous world, and disaster can strike even for people at home on their own couch. Having said that, I work to minimise my risk. My plan for last night was to ride through, but I changed the plan after deciding that it was not safe. I am actively changing my actions to improve my safety. Things can always go wrong, but I’m working to minimise the chances, so don’t worry. 

Rowan 

Race day!

It’s race day! I’m super excited. So excited that I keep losing stuff. And can’t spell. But I’m sure I’ll settle down soon.

I’ve registered and got my tracker activated, so pretty soon you will be able to follow the race live. There are two sites which show different aspects of it (tracking for this is a bit more complicated than for most races, because other than 6 sections totalling about 50km each rider can choose their own route, making it much harder to say who is in the lead) and they are:
https://www.frrt.org/tcrno5/

And
http://trackleaders.com/transconrace17f.php

If you want to find me particularly you can search by my race number, which is 108.

Nup, just kept busy until the start. Racing now, whoo hoo!

Less than two days…

Good news! It turns out that my bike handles superbly under emergency braking! Even better, I didn’t even lose any skin finding that out!
It is very close to start time. I’m in Germany right now and I put the bike together the other day and took it for a spin to get the cobwebs out. It turned out to be a really good training ride for TCR Continue reading “Less than two days…”

So much to do!

I have so much left to do! I have barely ridden for the last two weeks, just because I’ve been so busy. But things are coming together. The bike feels fantastic. The bags are brilliant (I planned on small bags so that I wouldn’t end up carrying more than I need. I’m sure I will never regret that at all…) and I have Continue reading “So much to do!”