Thursday, January 19, 2012

So a nice few days with Team NetApp training in Mallorca , weather was good , around 16 deg breeze and holding my hand up to the sun you could feel the warmth. Riding along the beach road on Saturday, the feeling of the sun was welcome.

A bit of aching in the hip after 80 miles on Sunday was short lived and followed by 70 miles on Monday and 30 miles on Tuesday.

Mallorca is great for getting the miles in when the weather is good. In the hotel Team Katusha and team specialised womens team also liked the weather for the week too.  You can see the link top right to Katusha's new Canyon bikes link. A demonstration of big budget if I ever saw it. Clearly with the addition of new experienced German support, you should expect more impact this season.

There was a real David and Goliath feeling with our Team NetApp trucks and equipment parked next to Katusha, But I have a feeling Konig might let his legs do the talking at The Giro ditalia and great talent and hard work is something a big red truck won't help with.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I'll be flying

WaitinG in airports.. Very boring, but it's what's after this bit that is good. I'm about to fly out to Mallorca to train with team Netapp as they have their second training camp and for me a great chance to get some warm miles in the sunshine and motivation. So since having the pin out of the hip in October I have been progressing steadily. I had to go back in for some scans and an MRI and that showed no interim fractures with a little issue on the ball joint to keep an eye on. You can still see the x ray image of where the pin was almost like a cork screw hole on the inside of the joint. I have had a few twinges after nothing for the first 10 weeks, but who knows why, as all the tissue re attaches and the scar tissue forms and stretches and the miles load back on I guess something's are bound to change. But overall much better with the pin out after 3 months I feel the left leg working more, I think your brain holds back sensing injury, but now changes. So hopefully I'll post some pics frOm Mallorca traing with the pro team and let's hope some normality returns Happy trails C