Petra Wiltshire's Blog

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April 2011

Over 2000 m climbed

Phew a heavy week getting the miles up hill in rather than down! List of serious XC bookings have come in for guiding in June and trying to get the engine fit! It’s certainly coming with lots of miles up under the belt! The Rocky Mountain Slayer is a climbing weapon for sure, I just need to do the bike justice with more fitness!

I am now testing some Giro kit, shoes and new Xen helmet. Both are great and doing well with my abuse!

Sealskinz socks have come onto their element In the last few days with mud and rain too. I am planning on logging my miles and clients with a new Garmin Edge. Think it will be a great tool to map rides, profiles and as a security when the weather turns bad and we need to escape off the mountain quickly and safely- plus everyone wants to know max speed!!

Hard day in the office

Phew, new bikes are great but its easy to forget how tough getting fit again is….. The Slayer climbs like an agile monkey. The pilot is struggling with a low performing engine currently! Each day is becoming a little easier and the pics of my epic climb yesetrday tell the story!

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I am just writing this before going out into 5 degrees and low cloud….My Lidl thermals are on and NOT looking forward to the pain and cold….Its snowing just above the village 😦

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