I bet Lance Armstrong didn’t have to train with not just one hangover but two. We raised more than one glass to Roy and Heather Bennett, may they Rest In Peace.
I bet Lance didn’t have to train with back brakes that bind either. I haven’t fixed them yet because a) I don’t know how and b) it is a good excuse for riding slowly.
I started a 10 week course of Vitamin B 12 jabs this week to help prevent fatigue, sore muscles and to give me more energy. I think they stuck me with a dud batch because little sign of any of that. Don’t think my high protein breakfast cereal working too good either. The box has a picture of a couple with matching six packs. I’ve finished three boxes of the stuff and not a rippling muscle in sight.Alas.
I am on track to do my 160 kms this week. My training ride with the Herd this morning was action packed. We rode past a village and a pair of hell hounds born of Cujo rushed out. Clearly they hadn’t been fed in months because they sure were hungry. But as quick as flash, Oscar Bekker had at them with his pepper spray. Unfortunately he also had at Grant Barnes, riding just behind. Pretty good strategy though. If ever you get attacked by dogs, just teargas the rider in the group with the most meat on him and make a seamless get away. I asked if we can reenact next week so I can capture the tactic on video. Oscar keen, but Grant not so. I personally went with a defense strategy centered on the premise that dogs would sooner avoid meat tainted with faeces and shat in my pants.
The Old Legs Tour continues to gather momentum. Ours will be an epic adventure in support of an epic cause and deserving of epic sponsors. Our first three sponsors signed up this week- the Cardinal Corporation, Dichwe Implements and Pro Pay. Thanks to all concerned.
Until next week, enjoy and pedal if you can.
Eric Chicken Legs de Jong