I spent the rest of January in the South Island, hiking, camping and mountain biking. It was damn good to get my head out of the hole I had dug myself into at round 2. On the way back up the country I climbed to the top of Mt Taranaki to really bring myself back to where I need to be.
Now I'm home in Auckland and building up that mental momentum I need if I'm going to do well in the North Island rounds. Part of that is training my mental stamina to keep my focus from wandering. I'm using Bikram Yoga, before work runs, floor exercise, hiking and an incredible amount of seat time to get me there.
The next 5 weekends in a row I'll be racing, which is 13 days including Friday practices. The last 2 of those will be round 3 (Taupo) and round 4 (Hampton Downs) of the championship. As preparation for 125GP, I'll be taking my TZ125 chassis TZ80 bucket to Te Puke and Mt Wellington kart tracks to knock out some big sessions. My goal here is consistency and I think if I can nail 30 consistent laps on a kart track, I'll be in a damn good position to ride my 125 to the level I need to.