To break the monotony of endless tarmac miles and having already done a turn on the racer early doors yours truly set out on the MTB for some thrills and hopefully no spills along some green lanes.
This turned out to be a hill climb of epic proportion and by the time I had completed the 12 mile circuit I had climbed more that the previous ultimate hill climb. But as its a MTB it doesn't count but I was able to enjoy the views and the adrenaline rush of 40mph downhill.
I didn't make it back without getting wet though, the thunder clouds can be seen closing in on me. Its about 4 weeks to the massive man test. Pre match nerves are building.