It’s Christmas time, which means the first half of the off-season is coming to an end, writes Dan Patten.
Time has flown by since finishing up my season in Belgium mid-October. The body was certainly in need of recovery, after hitting the ground too many times in the second half of the season.
Not least because on two occassions I was hit by cars, with the last time coming just a week before the end of the season.
Although I was still to race, these sort of things are bound to take their toll on the body. Luckily I have a really great chiropractor here in the UK who sorts me out in no time!
I decided to take more time off than usual, until the body felt restored to some form of normality.
Still, there wasn’t exactly much time to just put my feet up. I’ve already been back to Belgium twice since returning mid October (clearly I cant keep away from the heartland), although it did also include a party or two as well as watching the Koppenberg Cross and a night at the Gent Six day.