2018 Reflections

It’s a morbid thing to say, but I said recently to someone that if I died tomorrow, don’t feel sorry for me. I’ve crammed a lot into my years compared to some.

Cycling Rivalry – A Short Story

As they stood at the counter, espresso shots in hand, their eyes never left each other as they necked the hot coffee, trying hard not to flinch under the heat of the liquid and the bitterness of the gritty drink.  “Two more”, said the rival.  “Each!” Added Adrian

The Tour de France 2018

I managed to get a photo of Peter Sagan and with my free hand patted him on the back as if it that action alone would validate my meeting of him.   I was now officially a Fan Boy!

Girona

We had two weeks to find a house 1000 miles away that was suitable for 8 people. We found Girona.

Peak Performance

Climbs I have started to tick off as me and my cycling friends make our way slowly around some of Europe’s famous mountain tops.

Wiggle New Forest 100 Sportive

Wiggle though made up for this. Not only were we greeted by the ubiquitous inflatable finish line, but a live band, the smell of barbecuing steak and a wall of children and mothers (well at least 6 or 7) lining the finish line clapping and cheering.

It’s just a ride. Isn’t it?

As your breath starts to slow down, the nonchalant mechanical buzz of the free rolling wheels is suddenly your best friend.