GBDURO21 - Day 2.1
Still waiting on photos from the slackers, so will just crack on in the meantime and maybe by the time I come round to posting they’ll have fed me some content.
I’ve trawled IG a bit to see if there’s anything interesting enough for me to rabble on about. Slim pickings…
Lee Craigie seems to have a bit of bother through the night by loosing a light and having to navigate via her phone. Something I’m all too familiar with.
Saving grace, is she managed to find somewhere that served scramblers on toast. A buddy and myself are in fact scramblers on toast connoisseurs. We have finally set on ‘the Gordon Ramsay method.’ Basically butter and eggs. No salt… Yet. On the heat, stir like buggery, off the heat, stir like buggery. Then repeat until fluffy. Don’t overcook as it’ll finish off cooking on the plate. Add salt afters!
We do bang it up a notch every now and again and I have a WhatsApp thread full of us testing and rating different cheeses we add during the stirring like buggery bit. Personal favourite is Burrata cheese! I’ll throw a bit of a curveball at you too. Try adding tablespoon of coleslaw to the scramblers! I’ll claim this as a Pitblado Special!
Google ‘Gordon Ramsay’s Scrambled Eggs. You’ll thank me later.
Out on the trails we’ve had some tailbacks due to a local blocking the trail. Our leading pair have been hampered by this trail hogger. That could have been a cracker of a play on words if it had been a pig.
I’ve been kept entertained by Adam Colvins his UK’s tour of convenience stores. Surprisingly he’s reasonably high up the field considering the amount of video selfies he’s done. I’m beginning to think I know why he took a header last year coming into checkpoint 3. Give him a follow and check out his story as give a good insight into the wonderful world of ultra endurance ‘racing.’ He’s down as ‘airbourneelvis7’ on the ‘gram.
Adam Colvin in chipper mood as he made his way through the Quantock Hills. Lover of a Spar or M&S (when he poshes it up) Worried that he won’t find a Spar for the rest of the day, it looks like hes carrying Hal’s the shop on his back.
In other rider news, Jim Higgins has thankfully had a second wind after having a torrid time of it yesterday. Suffering from dehydration by the sounds of it couple with a bit of heat stroke. He was at a low ebb, but supportive messages from friends and family have dragged him out of his funk and he’s back at it! Hard as nails! Keep it going Jim!
For those of you nerds out there one of TRC stalwarts Niall Iain is doing the Race Trace analysis. That's the fancy graph thing that you see on the other events that goes pear shaped when you try to view it on you mobile phone. I like Niall, but I still cant forgive him for pumping me for the TransScotland18 title. His local knowledge of dodging all the pished weegies as we came through Glasgow towards the finish line still weighs on my mind to this day. That's after I dragged him along the A8 at 40kmh. Cheeky sod. On reflection it was probably closer to 25kmh considering we had just ridden 500km down the length of Scotland. Still.
Here’s a link to the flow chart thingy… link is also in our bio over on IG.
Elsewhere, we’ve had another mishap as looks like Liam Yates has taken a flyer after hitting a dog on a descent. He’s fine and back up and cycling. I wonder if it was the wee Jack Russell that was taking chunks out of riders earlier?
My biggest concern however, is that sock length. That is getting dangerously close mid shin and therefore non-compliance. Can the commissaries please get the tape measure out when he next passes. I’ll hold off issuing a time penalty and further fine.
Photo dump inbound! Our photographers must have arrived back in civilisation and phone reception! Some action from the Quantock Hills.
Where’s Wally? Or where’s Carl Hopps more accurately. The ginger beard is the giveaway. Horribly clashing with the purple heather.
Lee Craigie knows her shit. One of the few riders that has opted for a flat bar machine. Does she know something the others don’t. After have lighting and navigational problems through the night she is carving her way back up the field. Eking out every last bit of traction here. You can’t buy experience!
Adam Colvin away in search of another Spar. Could be a lucrative sponsorship on the cards for him. They’ll certainly get a lot of screen time.
I’ll be back later on as I’m tasked with the weekly shop. Who knows, by the time I’m done Angus will probably have made it to checkpoint 1. I wonder if he’ll stop or crack on to see if he can have a pop at Lachlan’s time from 2019??
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