We may have mentioned that one or two of the cyclesguff bunch have plans to ride amateur versions of spring classics. Our very own Graeme Obree suggests that you train on the terrain that is the same as the event that you will ride. No point in hill climbing for a pan flat time trial. So it is that the Amstel Gold is a lumpy ride with plenty of short sharp climbs to wrench your guts and drain last ounces of power from your legs. The roads south of Glasgow heading into Ayrshire provide just the opportunity for building some of that core strength and a chance to test out digging deep for one more time in sure and certain knowledge that there is more to come. The roads running between Barrhead/Neilston and Dunlop/Stewarton are just the place. These roads were already well represented in the cyclesguff canon and the lumpy qualities place them firmly at centre of the current training log.
|the future is...uneven|