Wednesday, 25 July 2012

What to do next??

Well dear reader, as you may be aware I've now cycled Lands End to John O'Groats 3 times & I've always said that I would continue to do it until I've seen the top of Ben Nevis.  The last 3 times I've cycled passed it it's been covered in cloud (well rain really!!)

This year when we did the 3 peaks challenge, the weather was glourious & I have photographic evidence that I've seen the top!!

The top of the 'Ben'

This of course has lead me to another quandry, what do I do next.  I really enjoy LEJOG, but there is so much more I can do??

I have been contemplating this & decided to enter a tri-athlon.  Which I did a few weeks ago with my friends from the gym, Tony, Debbie, Tony (differnt one), Phil, Marcella, Anne & John.  I really enjoyed it.  I know I'm not the fastest thing on 2 legs, but it was a hoot!!

Leaving T1

400m swim, 27k bike ride & 8k run completed!!

Debbie & Tony (no not that one, the other one) at the end

I enjoyed it so much that I have no entered the London Tri-athlon in September.  It's a much longer route & involved an open water swim.  So a few weeks ago because of work I had to go to Plymouth  so called in at the Tri-UK shop on Yeovil.  They have a swimming pool, that powers a jet of water at you so I could be measured for & buy my wetsuit (see below)

If anyone mentions whales or Japenese shipping I'll not be impressed

It isn't that flattering!!

Bring out the gimp?!?!?

We have a couple of ideas for next year & indeed later this year.  On the 1st October we are cycling from London to Arnhem (about 330 miles) & we plan to do that in 24 hours in one hit.  I'm also looking at spending a couple of days cycling some of the iconic climbs of Le Tour in mid October. I'm thinking of Col du Telegraph, Col du Galibier & Alpe d'Huez on the first day.  Mont Ventoux & Col du l'Homme Mort (Dead Mans' Pass) on the second day???

Getting ready for the Alpes

Sadly the bloody Olympics is now getting in the way & with the debarcle with G4S I have a feeling my days off will be cancelled to cover so training will be hit & miss

The Olympics can bugger off!!

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