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My Family Weekend in Canberra with a Race thrown in

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I came into my first race of the season with low expectations but a great opportunity to get some racing in my legs and have a weekend away with my family. I had 2 months off following surgery and have been back on the bike for 5 weeks.

Pain Free Stromlo

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My event started back in July when I was talking on the phone with my mate Gordo about my training which has improved this year and next thing I'm in his lounge room for half a day taking in an enormous amount of notes as he offers to coach me and starts by sharing his experiences and tips with me and builds my training plan. As an aside, I always assumed he wins the tough races because he's prepared to live inside the hurt box more than anyone else but now realise he's a perfectionist and lives by the mantra "Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect".

Rocky Trail GP Round 4 - Stromlo

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The Rocky Trail crew organised another slick event. This was the last of the 4 round series. Their events are always a relaxed affair and family friendly. I'm a real fan of the mt Stromlo trails but absolutely hate racing there. I hate the endless climbing without any chance of getting a rhythm going and then the rutted descents that jar your body. There's not a single corner out there where you can't stack.

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