Adventure is what you make of it.
What we seek and how we explore that path is different for each of us. For me it’s about testing my body and more importantly my mind against all the elements of the outdoors while travelling on my bike.
Preparation for going long involves so much more than just racking up the kilometres on the road. Having the mental strength to see your adventure through to the end is just as important as physical fitness.
The Race to the Rock stretched me beyond my original expectations. With only two weeks to plan I had no idea of the brutal conditions I would face once the race began. At times my pace was limited by the trail conditions. Managing time and practicing patience were more important than physical endurance. With unprecedented rainfall, the unsealed desert roads were closed and I had to slowly pick my way through heavy, sticky mud, being careful not to destroy my bike.