Yes Im at home today with nothing to do, so expect loads of drivel today.
It's been a while. 2009 I think since my last solo. But I have me a hankering.
My later efforts were half hearted, usually down to the weather. I'd trained hard enough, that was never the problem.
It wasn't until I did a lot of racing again that I remembered how to dig deep, even if it was for just an hour. I remember thinking during one very tough xc race that if I can't do this then don't bother with another 24.
It was all very well doing the huge days, but they were always done in a comfort zone.
Now I feel stronger and more able to cope with a solo again. I've not done any huge mileage and my longest day was 16 hours in the saddle.
I'm thinking of the Sleepless, one bike and no support.