Tuesday, June 28, 2022

The Job in Hand

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I’ve been in Belgium for a week now (writes Josh Cunningham), but to be honest I feel like I’ve never been away with the same routines already re-emerging into the day.

It is really good to feel like a full time racing cyclist again as after months of spreading myself thin over winter, all I have to think about is riding my bike.

I arrived a week past Tuesday, the 1st of March, which was simply a date plucked out of the air to maximise winter earning time, but get here in time for the start of the season proper.

In the interests of my fuel tank, and therefore bank balance, I managed to drive all the way at 50mph.

It proved quite the mental toughness test; resisting the eagerness to get there in order to save an apparent 30% of my tank!

I arrived at about half past two in the afternoon, spending the rest of the day getting as settled as I could, before a nostalgic trip to the ‘Colruyt’ supermarket, dinner, and a DVD.

The following day was my first full day in Belgium, and no time was wasted in getting on with what I’m here for!

I tagged along with my house mates, all of the VL Technics team, who were meeting up with the rest of their team mates for a recon of the big early season opener Vlaamse Pijl.