Weather, power and riding.

Conor's training diary from Mallorca

After surviving the last week getting soaked/frozen in the UK and am now out in Mallorca. For my final ride in the UK I had to endure riding through a proper snowstorm in which I thought the world was about to end, so the contrast to where I am now is a big one.

Unfortunately though I broke my power meter a few days before I flew out which created a bit of stress but as usual superman Gavin Atkins (@GavinAtkinsUK) stepped in and let me borrow his. So I have the power.

I am staying over here at the Cycling Ireland team house which I feel very lucky to have been able to use. It is an old spacious Mallorcan house situated near the mountains in Alaro with all the cyclist’s bare essentials on hand. It even has a gym in the basement for some strength and core work. I have a few of the Paralympic/Track riders for housemates so plenty of company too.

I actually haven’t felt this excited about riding in a long time. Just riding round Mallorcan roads brings back such good memories of training out here last winter with my good friends Josh and Jay!

I got my first long ride in today, a quality spin up to the lighthouse on Formentor. There were some breathtaking views and it was one of those days in which I could have just ridden all day. I’m currently feeling very lucky indeed.

I have 10 days of Mallorca and then I fly over to Calpe for my first team training camp with An Post. Happy days.