It’s Sunday 11am. And you’re stopping at your local café for a well-earned coffee and cake. Your Garmin has auto-paused and says you’ve covered 60km this morning. Only another 40km to go, homeward bound for your 3rd century ride of the year and it’s only the end of February.
Well done you. You’ve earned that flat white and a blueberry muffin. Or have you?
Our racing team recently spent a few weeks in Spain’s Costa Brava for some early season training and Shutt joined them along with pro photographer Chris Lanaway and a big box of our new 2018 kits. The team was based in Moraira just to the north of Calpe. This area particularly has become something of a Mecca for Europe’s cyclists, with both pro and amateur riders flocking there in droves to escape the cold winter weather to the north. Being fairly quiet, and inexpensive, during the off season, the region’s seaside towns make a great base to explore the nearby mountains...
I've been spending a lot of time in the Netherlands this year and taking my bike with me on most trips. Even though I'm usually only there for a few days it's been worth the hassle and expense because it's such a pleasure riding there.