CRAB - excellent perfomance, report and photos too (shame no-one from JLS is on them though).
Well done Dan.
Feeling very excited for Marigold now after reading the latest blog. Think how awesome must it be - tapering at the end of a 6/7 year buildup and now the eyes of the nation (a lot of nations) watching you. Undoubtedly the biggest race of your life as it's unlikely there will be another chance (aged 40+) to race in an event so big. Blimey, think I'd be cacking meself.
Tally ho, good adventures from RS78 and Padams. These events sound like something I'd enjoy. I like walking up in't hills but combining it with running would be even better.... Not sure I fancy the downhills though.
Evening all - did 85 miles of the TDF course on Friday. Then watched it on Saturday and before, during and after got monumentally pissed. Found the cycling reasonably easy - probably because it was quite flat and the other dudes struggled beyond 50 miles.
Enjoyed the whole weekend, although it did reinforce that cycling is just not a great sport. 120 miles all cycling in a big drug fuelled pack then a few sprinting right at the end? Rubbish. Compare it with much more excitement in a Grand Prix.
Not feeling inspired to cycle more either - although since I injured an ankle tendon last night I might end up on two wheels this weekend. Running is just a much purer, harder sport.
Doing 80-90 miles of the Tour de France course on friday so had to do some emergency bike training this weekend. So ridiculously slow and unfit that even when I was trying my hardest on a 40 mile cycle on sunday I was 1,200th out of 2,000 on an uphill Strava segment (Longhill to Buxton), and 530th out of 580 heading downhill.
I definitely do not miss cycling one bit - a very poor substitute for running in my opinion even though I know I will enjoy the social side of it on friday.
RW - your random posts are mildly interesting (in so far as it makes me wonder what a real conversion with you would be like: "nice weather today, France had a population of 22m in 1867, I sometimes have a nice cream in January" etc)
It would be helpful if you want us to say something in response, (rather than the obvious "yet again, that's not a good idea"), or whether you are just happy to say the occasional weird thing.