Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Big Wheel 16

I took part in the St Michaels Hospice in Basingstoke's Big Wheel in its 16th year. The only option I could really select was the "big" distance of 50 miles.

So with an early morning start to cycle over there to register on the day in cold conditions was not my normal sunday morning.

When we start I went off with the faster of the two groups from the local tri club. However after waiting for somebody to fix a puncture the other group had long gone past us waiting on the road side. This was the narrow country lane section with lots of debris on the road so I was surprised there was not more punctures. However this also made overtaking over people a lot more interesting shall we say.

I ended up getting dropped by this group and cycled about another 25 miles before catching up with the other group. At this point my legs were fatigued from the distance and not fully recovered from the ironman. The last 10 miles were at a nice gentle pace for me.

Before I cycled the 6 miles back home I had "99 Fatboy" which is basically 3 99 ice creams on a single cone. It is impressive to see and the childrens faces after me who just had a normal size ice cream.

Big Wheel 16



Big Wheel 16

I am thinking this is a lot more ice cream than I thought. I managed to eat it all but did get a bit of brain freeze halfway through.

Big Wheel 16

You even got a medal.

Big Wheel 16

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