My first bike race since my tragic fling with bike racing in 2015. I forgot Toby’s advice of ‘one coffee is never enough’ and had exactly zero coffees. But rocked up at ‘The Bowl’ feeling fairly energetic and high off adrenaline and nerves. All the other girls were on their turbos next their cars warming up… I assumed they must be pros at this and looked forward to being dropped on the neutralised lap (again, it was 2015 all over). As I didn’t bring my turbo (more of Toby’s advice that I ignored) I did a few lunges and felt good to go.

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