before i write this update ive had to go and read my own sight becoz i cudnt remember the last post or when it was.;so since that post alot has happened.i had a good last world cup finishing 10th and securing the overall u/23 world cup title.i also managed to place 5th which at the start of the season i would have deemed impossible.we had a good celebration the night after as wellsy came in for a career best 10th overall aswell.
my 21st birthday was pretty sweet.cherise wasnt guna make it or so i thaught but then she surprised me so it was pretty sweet.just when i thaught my season was going to be easy from then on out i had to race the 100km hill 2hill marathon in like 2deg c that weekend.i managed to win but it was tough.more mentally than physically which is the worst kind.
after that i was up in pretoria for awhile logging in some huge miles to prepare for this years crater cruise.things went well.i had great form on the day and managed to get rid of most of the yellow soccer team before a sliced sidewall ended my hopes with 10km to go.i rode home on the rim to finish in third and still made some cash so i was content.after the race i rushed home in 6hrs to compete in the lake eland super classic on the sunday.with great prize money,a super fun track and an awesome atmosfeer it was definitely worth the trip.its not everyday you get to ride behind a group of charging girrafes!
after this i strted with a break.i eased into it by only doing a few short rides and moving into my new house before taking off completely a week later after doing one last race.the asishova classic at giba gorge.i managed to pick up a chest infection just before which made the race hard and i only narrowly managed a win in this xc style event.i carried on moving house last week before leaving for london on wednesday to visit my brother and gwet away from training completely.the weather is so cold you dont feel bad sitting inside and being lazy.add to this a nephew that has discovered his feet and runs around all day and ive managed to keep busy.im also getting to be a real tourist and for the first time im taking in the sights.yesterday we hit harrods and the wax museum which was pretty cool.
in the last few weeks it also become public knowledge that im changing bikes next year from gt to the big s.im realy looking forward to ending my run with gt in some team stage races later on in the year and the exciting new challenge of cramping suzis style!HEHE
thats enough of an update from me.ill try and keep the site more up to date once base training starts as ill spend alota time on the couch relaxing !