November 28, 2011

Autumn in Catalonia

The professional’s off-season–from November until January– is one of the most enjoyable periods in the year. We can ride for hours, socialise, and discover new places. We aren’t obsessed with watts, heart rate or speed.
As my training partner, David Millar, said in this recent piece, “It’s closed season, a time of the year where we can pretend to be club cyclists with no professional obligations.”
Since I began training after a short break at the end of the season, my good friend Jordi Cantal and I have found some nice dirt roads. The countryside in Catalonia in the autumn is beautiful which obviously makes the riding more enjoyable. Here are a few photos from some recent rides.I’ll post more in the coming days.