So this weekend is the "official" start of our season with the Israeli MTB Cup kicking off on Saturday. Really looking forward to the race after the bright start to the season. The fact that the race is also my training ground gives me the feeling of some sort of home advantage. Check out the route on Google Maps to get an idea of the terrain. Went out on Saturday to do a few laps at "race pace" and have to say that its a tough one. Basically no level ground and you're either flying down technical singles with the names like Dreamer, Scorpion and Race Face or climbing up Lazy or Anaconda. I'm really looking forward to seeing the top guys racing and seeing as this is an UCI race there may even be a big name or two.