I had a time trial down in Hopelands last Sunday. It’s about 60km away down the freeway bike path. It’s a pretty direct route but I still somehow managed to take a wrong turn and ride 70km before the start. Despite already feeling a bit tired before the start and not going too flat out, I still managed a personal best, which is pleasing. More pleasing was being able to beg a lift home off Mike Round after the ride. I think the 60-70km ride back home might have been a struggle otherwise. It’s the 40km TT championships this Sunday and my target is to do 40km faster than I ever have before. Hope springs eternal.