So far the training has been pretty good. Some ‘easy’ group rides have turned into TTT single track smash outs. We have been exploring single track through the close by Estonian forests like Nomme. It is littered full of single track and small little trails with heaps of roots and is fantastic to explore.
There was a club race the other day where I totally stuffed up the first check point, then the second check point I hadn’t noticed a fence blocking a route choice of mine so I had to back track and make a B route to the check point. Only to find there were massive pools of water and I wasn’t prepared to get my shoes and bike soaked with sandy marshy water for two controls that were 50m apart. The course was dreadfully sandy and my sport ID splits didn’t make sense to my team mate Tom. We raced each other to some controls with me beating him by some seconds and he still had faster splits than me.
We have moved from our accommodation in Tallinn and how moved out to some training accommodation in Ganita. They organisers of the events have some maps for us to train on which will be great. Wednesday is our rest day which we are all using to unwind from some intense map training on Sunday and Tuesday. The team tays in Ganita until the 25th and then head to booked hotel for the world championships.