// Wideopenmag’s top enduro teamster drops us a quick note from his winter training camp in Spain.
“So it begins! After 4 weeks off the bike from the last Enduro World Series I’m back on it!
I’m out in Spain at the moment and sending this from the local cafe. I’m out here to try get a solid start to the off season and am with Greg Williamson from Trek World Racing. He had the same idea so it only made sense that we got together to train and share costs, cooking and headwinds!
I was stoked to get the latest Trippin edit out from Norway just before we left. The trails were great out there and I’m really happy with how the video came out…
We’re out here in Spain staying at Greg’s Gran’s place just near a place called Mojacar which is in the south east of Spain. It’s ideal for road bikes, the gym and the odd spot of mountain biking. It’s pretty dead here as it’s the holiday off season but this makes it an easy place to get the training in and kick start the year right.
I’m back into the training and I’m really happy to be working with Alan Milway this year to get stuff sorted properly on and off the bike. I think this will be a big step in the right direction for me and really getting serious about getting some results! I spent a day with Alan at the University of Birmingham High Performance Centre and we did loads of testing. I got to learn a lot about my strengths and weakness on and off the bike and I know exactly what to work on this off season. I’m starting with loads of gym time to get more strength into my back and core and then working with a Power Meter to build and maintain my power to get it where I want it. I’m well excited to get stuck into training and I’m chuffed to be working with someone as proven as Alan.
I’ve also been putting some time into digging my own track back at home in Scotland – it’s a pretty natural rake and ride sort of thing but it’s got some wild corners. I filmed up there with Gee Milner a few weeks back and we should have a video out as soon as can stop being a student and do some editing!
I’ve been out here in Spain for a week already and it’s going great with plenty of miles in the sun and coffees at Dave’s cafe! Here’s to 3 more and to getting fit!
I’ll leave you with video of me and the Wideopen boys shredding in Spain last winter – you can see how rad it is out here!”