Sorry to hear about your bike IC. Hopefully he'll get his tracksuit bottoms caught in the chain, ripping them off and flinging him across a freshly gritted road. And as he staggers up all dazed and bleeding with his tiny chaffed winky on display, a school bus goes by full of laughing kids with their camera phones. And then a rat runs up and pisses in his face.
That has genuinely made me feel better, thanks!
I have wondered about whether whoever nicked rode off on it, or whether it was slung in the back of a van. I can only hope they rode it, because it does make me feel better to think of them trying to ride it. Lets face it, proper road bikes, with SPD pedals, race geometry etc are bloody uncomfortable things if you're not acustomed to the riding position. Plus it was a wet night and I'd just put about 140psi in the tyres, cornering in a hurry would have been amusing to watch.
The insurance claim has been sent off, so I just have to cross my fingers now. I'll either get nothing or 80% of the bike's value - because apparently there is an 20% excess for wooden sheds, which was nicely hidden in the small print.
Thanks again for all you best wishes on the subject.
To the scum that broke into my shed and stole my Boardman road bike: I hate you. I honestly don't know how you sleep at night. Worse still, I know you live near me. I know you've seen me on it and followed me home. I also know you'll never get pulled by Plod for it. Not their fault, of course. There are too many of your kind, they can't catch them all.
To celebrate, they're having a VIP party in Trafalgar Square.
Combine this fact with the fiasco over tickets, where only a tiny percentage went on sale to the general public and is it any wonder the public don't feel connected to these Games?
As far as I can see, no.
I love the Olympics, I've watched with intense fascination the world of different sports played out on the worlds grandest scale every 4 years. Where softball get as much exposure as swimming or basketball. Its brilliant. But I feel no more connected to these Games in London, as I did to Bejing 4 years ago. Less so, when I think about it
And it's not like I haven't tried. I applied for tickets, and so did the rest of my family. Not just one of two either - 10 of thousands of pounds worth between us. Yet, nothing.
I've tried to get myself up for it too, planning trips to London to take in some of the free action, of which there will be plenty. But this air of "VIP only" can't help but ruin it for me. I feel like only past sporting stars, Lord Coe and his mates and a whole host of sports journalists are invited not just to this party, but the whole Games itself