I bet you are all in spring mode now. This winter has been really bad weather for biking, and I am now really eager to get going. My new passion is mountain biking. Ever since I turned 50, I have become less and less interested in road biking. It just takes too many hours of training, and I have to continually watch my diet, since it seems that calories stick on my body too easily, and I climb like a lead weight now. I have found that in mountain biking, it is much more about pure power, momentum and technique, and it really fits me better now that I have gained some kilos. I have gotten myself a state of the art mountain bike from G-cycles in Moerbeke (highly recommended bike shop). Turns out that I still have a lot of power on this bike, and I am now considering competing with my first race in May. There is a special event called the ’E-lite Cyclosportive’ that is really targeted to a new category of racers. We compete according to BMI classes, and since I am not able to keep the weight off, I am going to enter in the BMI 30 class. I have a bit of work to get into this class, I will still need to eat about 5 Kg of chocolate and 10 Kg ice cream to get my BMI up. Since I love chocolate and ice-cream this should be pure pleasure and after Easter I can buy the chocolate eggs for half price. However, I have gotten some stomach pain lately. It is all worth it; as they say 'no pain- no gain'.
Cheers from Belgium, Cat.
PS. Below a picture of my new bike.