Trans Portugal 2017 Day 2 Peso da Regua to Viseu 90km distance 2,656m climbing

There is something pleasurable about waking up with nothing to do all day and the lazy cat feeling that comes from knowing you can loll around and do nothing other than be served breakfast in bed, hit the pool, catch up on some rays. Unfortunately for us, this is the total opposite of the expected agenda. The day starts early of course and breakfast is a wake-up affair with the first day’s efforts sitting on legs, and some disorientation setting in.We have the biggest single climb on the race

By | May 31st, 2017|Mountain Biking, Stage Race|0 Comments

Trans Portugal 2017 Day 1 Chaves to Regua 110km distance 1,795m climbing

Notes that afternoon: Just a flat out fun day in the saddle. Pushing hard. Excellent power, everything fell into place. Very happy with results. Short and sweet?First though, flashback to yesterday. We’ve arrived only mid-afternoon from Lisbon, after a 4 hour bus ride. Comfortable enough, but long to be in one small space, and not conducive to relaxing legs or minds, knowing how much preparation work lies ahead. It’s a recurring theme of this adventure, having to keep on top of your

By | May 28th, 2017|Mountain Biking, Stage Race|0 Comments

Trans Portugal Trip report May 5th 2017

It’s 6:22am and I’m sitting in the quiet lobby of the Sana Malhoa hotel in Lisbon drinking the world’s tiniest coffee (I believe it’s called an espresso here) and trying to get a few words out on my report before the gang wakes up. It’s hard to get too excited about writing this report now, because I’m feeling kind of woozy from travelling for the best part of 24 hours and still sort of in a state of disbelief that I’m actually here and this race is only a couple of days away and it’s finally

By | May 5th, 2017|Mountain Biking, Uncategorised|0 Comments