Like any World Cup race, it will be jam packed with race and athlete meetings, course recon and leading some workouts for the athletes but it will certainly be a load of fun. The rain gear is packed for I hear Hamburg can be cold and rainy this time of the year.
From a training perspective, I've been burning up the trails around my Littleton home and still very much enjoying it! I did a mountain bike ride the other day that was just killer. A very long climb, ridden in my small chain ring, on a fire road followed by a technical singletrack and super technical downhill. It was nice to have such diversity in one ride. While I am tempted quite a bit to strap on the running shoes, I know it's in my best interest to wait a little while longer so while I am not good at it, I will exercise patience and hopefully will be rewarded in the future!
I'll be sure to post some photos of my Germany trip when I get back!