A catch up on the scratches from earlier with a few joining them. Been mental today.
I should probably stop giving the crew grief for not sending me photos. I’m a hard task master and cracking the whip is stressing them out. The WiFi at CP2 must be on dial up as they sent me proof that they’re not just on a jolly.
We’ve now had a couple of other riders join Angus. Mark B and Philippa B have now appeared. Based on cumulative time, Angus has an astonishing 15+ buffer on Mark. So he basically just needs to stay upright and finish… or not sleep in…. or not get a mechanical… you get the picture.
Rumour has it, that a FKT could be on the cards. Angus just needs to stop fannying about and pull his finger out. He’s got a few hours to make up over stages 2 & 3.
Whilst we’re on the topic of FKT - ‘fastest known time’ for those like me aren’t down with the cool kids, seems to have started trending during lockdown? Am I right, I don’t ever recall hearing it mention before I got a cough two March’s ago. Isn’t it just a long KOM? Ooooooh, I claim ‘LONGKOM’ before anyone else does. Away from timed rides, events and races why do we need to apply a score board for everything these days? Who cares if You or I are the fastest at sprinting from lollypop persons hut to the chippy round the corner.
I’ve just got a bee in my bonnet about the whole KOM nonsense. We all know know they are ‘achieved’ with a roaster of a tail wind. That, and I’m now 39 and all the young rockets are pinching them from me. Must be the Zwift effect… Now… I’m no even going to start on that, as I’ll be here all night and most of next week. I have an ongoing argument with my Fifer mate who’s shit hot on it and skelps me out on the road because of it. Git. He’s shite at corners however. And riding in the wind. And in the rain. And in the cold. In fact, I’ve no seen him for a while. Dean? You there?
Still awaiting Philippa’s time but sounds like she too is on for a ‘LONGKOM’ 😎 but she came into CP2 wearing the same smile she had on at the start.
Will update what’s happening with our other hardly souls tomorrow, which looking at the clock is only 21 minutes away. The life of an ultra endurance blogger is full on!
Don’t let the bed bugs bite,