Full write up over on the on-one site, with high levels of melodrama
3 Peaks CX yesterday. Wow. No matter how many people tell you how daft the hills are, nothing can prepare you* for the insanity of it.
It is definately not a race to turn up to after doing barely any riding at all for a good month or two and certainly not the event to arrive at having done no real walking preperation. Rather stupidly this is what I did.
I now know better.
Here is a pic, that doesn’t give you any sort of real impression of the steepness
I had a great time though, seriously. Even though I felt like i was walking backwards compared to everyone around me up the slopes and, after a nice face plant coming down whernside, crawling back down looking terrified. It’s kindled a desire to train properly for it next time and have a proper crack at going fast.
It’s also kindled a desire to find some arm warmers that don’t slip down my skinny arms when riding down bumpy tracks.
*well, obviously some thing can prepare you for it, as lots of people flew round the loop, but it’s still very crazy