So yeah, the race in Prezelle was not in line with expectations. After the massive rain last year, we had nearly dry streets and nice temperatures. Doesn't help if you are still exhausted though. My batteries were pretty much OK for the first 20k, then it became harder and harder. So I visited my share of pacelines that day, in the end finished in 3:07h, 15 minutes behind my time of last year. Anyway, I will take some more time off hard skating, and then see what I do about this season. There's only a few important events left anyway, where I will need my full strengh.
Speaking about fun - this weekend, Michi and I will go on our first streetskate of the year, part of the Hannover InlineGames, which also hosts contests in almost all kinds of rollersports. Crossing fingers for the weather
Hi all, as I promised, I put together a full report on the events of this year's Le Mans race. I have finally completed the story, here we go...
Friday morning - 7am. The alarm sounds as usual, even a little earlier. First task of the day - brew coffee, as I do every morning. But something is different. Today is the day I have been awaiting for so many months after a phonecall with The Netherlands back in February. We are leaving for the famous Le Mans racing track - as we have done several times, but this year, only one teammate - Andreas from Holland - will wait for me. As team "LondonSkaters 2.0" we are planning to compete in the new Duo category, where teams of only two skaters seek to complete as many laps as possible.
Short update - to let everybody know that we are back from Le Mans, still in one piece, and that we scored 2nd place in the duo category!!! Wohooooo!
It was a very hard race, and in the end it got even harder for me, having to finish about 7 hours on my own after my teammate Greazers's knee failed. Got a very nice trophy for it though
Full report will be posted soon I hope, currently I am too tired to write it.