Here in the ACT, we have excellent cycling facilities. I was thinking the other day that we are really lucky to have over 300km of on road cycle lane, 350km of cyclepath, 6000km of fireroad and over 3000 of standard road, let alone all the singletrack in the different regions across the territory.
After the Marathon Champs, I looked to see how I fared in the 'Canberra Cup'. Shaun Lewis and Dylan Cooper both finished ahead of me in 3rd and 4th respectively to my 7th placing.
Whilst I was fastest in my suburb, I was only 3rd fastest in my postcode of 2602.
I then pondered that thought of who else lived in the 2602 postcode, and wondered if it was the fastest postcode in Canberra or even Australia for mountain bikers
I came up with some names.
This list doesn't include those that used to live in the 2602 postcode, or a lot of the road riders who may live here also.
All of these guys have been in the top 10 of the vast majority of races XCO, XCC and XCM and 24 hour in the last few years.
Is it that basing yourself in a good location condusive to a successful outcome with regard to being able to produce good cycling ability??
It probably can't hurt!