The last and final day of Epic Israel and Pete had to learn from days 1 and 2 and push on for the final brutal 68km.
With 200km already in the tank did he survive Israel’s toughest mountain bike race?
So, day 3, our last leg of Epic Israel – a 3 day marathon XC race in Israel (obviously!). Man has that flown by! 23 hours of racing crammed in to just 72 hours is an awful lot of time on the bike. I’ve learned a lot about myself since the race started 3 days ago and my legs have well and truly been hammered. Today was effectively the shortest and easiest day of the 3, a mere 68km on a more ‘mountain biker’s’ trail according to our host Nimi. Singletrack was certainly more prominent which meant that the pace was certainly easier to eek out of my legs.
Let’s see how Day 3 went down:
Congratulations to Pete and Rab for surviving 3 days of grueling racing in Israel! We’ll be checking in with Pete once he lands back to get the full story of the trip and hear how he coped with his first Epic Israel and first marathon XC race.
You can read Pete’s story from his first mountain bike trip to Israel here.