Archive for July, 2009

No. 40 – 11/7/09 – DIY Leg 7/8 LEL09 – 220Km

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

That was to decide whether I am REALLY going for it or chicken out. The test involved the highest climb on the route (Yad Moss – 610m) – twice. The first half was really good and fast, probably thanks to me not being tired, nice weather and – most mportantly perhaps – having a tail wind!

The return, on the other side, was really sad. It rained like hell, I got wet to the bones, shivered, fell into a ditch full of rtunning water and had to tackle the head wind on top of it all. I made it to the end (what choice did I have – the car was waiting for me there) but I became painfully aware that I MUST – really MUST be prepared for a rainy condition or I’ll be totally ‘dead’. I think I know now what to do – so that was a valuable, if somewhat painful, lesson!

No. 39 – 3/7/09 – DIY GG-Ayelsbury-Huntingdon-Chelmsford-GG 326Km

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Nice ’round’ trip – don’t remember much of it…

No. 37 – 18/6/09 – DIY GG to Oxford and back 220Km

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Trying to do 3 tines 200 Km – 3 days in a row. That’s the first – went really well.

No. 38 – 19/6/09 – DIY GG to Cambridge and back 215Km

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Second day – much, much harder. The left foot really hurts. I

drag nyself back home. No can do the third day 🙁

No. 36 – 13/6/09 – DIY GG Leg1/2 of LEL09 and back 428Km

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

That’s the biggy – 27hours in total. Had to sleep twice more info

for 15 minutes or so to recover in the middle.