Bugger bugger bugger. Punchy start to a blog I know but the fact is I’ve had man flu for a week and having reached a good plateau in training I feel like someone’s rolled me off the ledge. Stuff happens’, according to Chris Holmes, one of our great Paralympic swimmers. Get properly better, re-focus and don’t over-compensate were his tips. He’s won 9 gold medals in the pool so he knows a thing or two but he doesn’t have the medal he really wants ……yup ye olde Deloitte RAB finishers medal. Gonna have to do more than flap around in your googles for one of those Holmesy. He sends his respects to all us RABers btw.
I’m delighted that Robert Crampton is joining the 2012 LEJOG ride. He writes a proper blog on the trials and tribulations of middle age every Saturday in the Times – check out last week’s as he gets his head round the 100 big ones for 9 days in a row.
I do have 2 small confessions.
1. I drove into a multi storey car park forgetting the bike was on the roof – this is muppetry of the highest order. It was a hand me down from Cracknell. Worry not, new Boardman on its way and I’ve got special paint that makes it look like the bike’s done a 100,000 miles. He’ll never notice, and if he does, I’ll be on the roof vertical stylie so this might be my last blog.
2. With all the miles going in I find myself occasionally touching my slightly stronger thighs and feeling good about it…..am I alone? Please tell me not.
Talking of strong thighs my old mucker Danny Grewcock is joining the ride for a couple of legs. He’s actually a lovely bloke unless you are wearing a French rugby shirt. He’s doing days one and two and I’ve told him Cornwall is totally flat and we’ll have loads of time to go fishing so there might be a free karate display (he’s a black belt) at the end of day one.
Keep up the great work, team.