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UPDATE: Max Plaxton | Pre-Season

February 2, 2015

IMG_9865Junuary on the island.

As long as I can remember, January in Victoria is almost always amazing and 2015 has been no different. We’ve had a fair bit of rain but then plenty of sun as well to keep the trails and forest, simply awesome.

Backtracking a little bit, my holidays were really fun spending time down with my family in their newly purchased Mexican house in the small little surf town Todos Santos IMG_9868an hour north of Cabo in the Baja. 10 days down there went way too fast surfing almost every day with my brother and exploring some of the local single-track on one of my 2004 race bikes. A bike is a bike but holy guacamole have bikes come a long way in 10 years. The 2004 Rocky Mountain is 26″ aluminium hardtail with v-brakes and had semi-slick tires and not saying it wasn’t a great bike back in the “day” but I sure did miss my 29″ Cannondale Scalpel while trying to dodge massive cactus. I definitely over did it a little on the tequila but that’s just of being down in Mexico for the holiday’s right?

Back in Victoria after the holidays and it was time to get to work. The weather at first wasn’t great but the last couple weeks have been just amazing. Been logging quite a few road miles and in the gym pretty frequently. I’ve also added yoga into the mix and really loving it. I know I’ve heard for years it’s a great compliment for cyclists and I now see why it really opens up the hips and hits lots of balance muscles. I do have a hard time not chuckling a little with all the wording and terms; I think my favorite is the downward dog and Namaste. Also I find the term sun-salutations quite interesting haha.

It’s been a great “January” so far at home and the body and mind are feeling great. Looking forward to another 10 days here of what should be ripping loam single-track and great pre-season training. Super pumped to get back down to Cali for the team camp and some riding in just shorts and jersey, it’s going to be awesome.

Chat soon!

Max The Mountie.

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