One of the best things about the our team kit is that you can register yourself as Team PBK and race anywhere. Because of this, we love to hear all of your race reports and experiences whilst riding for Team PBK and it’s great to be able to share them with everyone. We are trying to create a global family at PBK and welcome any race reports or experiences (PBK related of course!) that we can post on the blog. This way, everyone gets to see how their team mates are doing and know that when you’re pedalling hard into the wind and rain on that last 10 mile stretch, kindred spirits everywhere are cheering you on.
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Bolton by Bowland Spoco TT – Jose Pinon Shaw
‘As usual the first race of the season seemed to creep up before I was expecting it but this year was even worse with all the bad weather. I really felt that I was totally under prepared for the lung busting effort that is a hilly time trial.
The Bolton by Bowland course is never going to suit me, it’s too short, too, hilly and way too technical but I still come back for more year after year.
The day came and the weather looked great, (for February anyway), still cooler than I would have liked with just a slight breeze which should help towards the finish.
I managed to ride round part of the course beforehand and was pleased to see that the heavy rains over the last few days had washed most of the grit and cow dung off the roads!
2.35 pm came and I was off, taking it fairly easy up the first long climb out of the village but managing to stay on the tri bars all the way to the first turn, from then it’s a couple of miles gradual climbing with a descent to another left turn at the T. I managed to keep the line through the turn and was then able to up the effort a little knowing I was now on the last fast leg. Luckily for me it was clear through the bridge at Forest Becks and I could see my two minute man just ahead so focused on catching him before the top of the climb. No problems from then on and a short sprint after the last turn to the finish time keeper.
Well, it feels good to have got that out of the way and I was pleased to knock 7 seconds off last years time to give me 15th position overall. Can’t wait for next week, 2 races back to back and we’ll have a team with Dunc and Chris joining in the fun.’
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