We woke up early to get some breakfast in and get to the registration before the crowds got there. We had specifically rented the AirBnb closer so that we don’t lose much time moving back-forward and can get easier to the start the day after.
I woke up uneasy on the 24rd of July. I didn’t have to go to work as I was off, but I still couldn’t sleep, full of excitement and a head playing a reel of images. Images describing how I imagined things would be in the next couple of weeks.
We all love kit lists, I mean if you are into anything that involves technical decisions you always want to see what others have made of it and you scout out every detail you can from their setups. No judgement there, I am the same if not more wen it comes to it. So here is the kit that I took on the TCRNo7 and why it worked so well for me.
I took part of the Transcontinental race No7. At the start, the first day hit us with over 40C degrees heat, over 3500m elevation and gravel parcours. By day two I had developed saddle sores. At the end of that day I cycled the last 40 kilometres almost entirely standing, out of the saddle, because I simply couldn’t sit down.
I am very new to the world of cycling. My first long trip was in 2016 when I rode around Iceland for 25 days, struggling every second of it but also it made me fall in love with the idea of covering large distances with my own effort.