With a less than a week till Bontrager 24:12 in Plymouth, where I will be racing 12hours solo I took friday off work and visited a few of my sponsors.
First up I visited TF Tuned in Westbury, having only recently gone back to riding with suspension forks I’d been advised that weren’t working as well as they could. Ian from TF Tuned had organised a one-to-one tuning session with Oscar, he quickly stripped the fork apart, explaining what each part did and how forks new from the factory are never as good as they can be! Changing a few internal parts and resizing the bushes to make travel buttery smooth, everything was greased and the reassembled. I can vouch for them working so much better than they did when they were brand new, so thanks very much TF Tuned.
Second up I drove over to see Jimmy at Mulebar, one of the most important I’ve learned through the races that I have done is how important proper fuelling is during and after the race. So you can imagine how happy I was when Jimmy agreed to help me out for this season. I picked up a few boxes of Mulebars and Megabites, I find that one of either (depending on lap length) + an energy gel per lap is a good amount for me during long races, but it is not always as simple as that! Jimmy has some great racing and traveling stories and it reminds me there is more to cycling than just racing!