Wow, some amazing endurance efforts going on here. Al_P - fantastic that you can knock that out without too much effort (I agree, a nice area to run). CW - insane as usual. PP - a lot of quality in there with some nice pace. And the usual aerobic hours from TR.
bainspj - don't worry, by any normal standard you've done some good training!
Al_P - I did the 5-4-3-2-1 marathon once. I was well ahead, went the wrong way at one point, and then rejoined the course just as 2nd place came along. I pulled away to win but was questioned by the race director for cheating as 2nd place obviously thought I'd taken a shortcut (reasonably understandable given I came onto the course from the wrong direction). The RD believed me though!
As for me, the scabs are starting to come off, which is fun! However, my leg is probably more swollen now than a couple of days ago (more localised but larger swelling), so going to the doctor tomorrow to check it and ask what I can do about it.
TR's post made me look back and realise I'm probably not going to hit 100M this month for the first time in 2 years. And that was with 88M in the first 13 days (very high for me!).
Marigold - try to enjoy it. There really is no pressure, except from yourself. Remember how some guys have come from a long way back in Championship races to position well when most of the front group fade badly towards the end.
Gutted I can't be there to watch it (wedding this weekend).
Impressive training and racing going on (Jools, Dan, CW, postie^2). I'm already fed up with not being able to train - looking forward to the argument with the boss when I tell her I'm going to try a gentle jog at some point and she tells me not to!
Thanks for the messages everyone. There's not too much damage actually - front wheel took the impact (that's a write off), front left fork has some scrapes also from hitting the car, but everything else seems fine. So would probably just claim for the helmet and wheel but need to get the frame checked out.
I didn't even damage my clothing at all as the road rash was all lower leg, lower arm and shoulder and I happened to be wearing my only vest-type cycling top!
Dan - yes, got all the details. Just spoke to her actually, she was very apologetic but not really accepting responsibility. From her point of view I can see that I would have been slightly hidden but that's not really an excuse IMO.