I’m seeing out the year sharing a bottle of GAVI and watching a Jethro Tull concert from 2003. Tomorrow I start in earnest training for something I’ve often contemplated.
Committed now to riding LEJOG, for wimps, 2018. This commitment was done while sober and not something hatched in a drunken stupor. I’ve lost count of the number of books and blogs I’ve read of various accounts. Dreaming up various ways to attack it I was always beaten by the LEJOGistics of achieving it. Working and family holidays always took precedent.
The dream has been rescued by an unlikely group of people. That’s the internet for you. A bunch of usernames on the CUK (formerly CTC) forum. Hatched a plan for a LEJOG. for wimps I liked the idea and I joined.
A recipe for disaster or success time will tell. If I thought it a disaster I wouldn’t have joined. It’s going to be interesting, fun, hard times and pleasurable times rolled into everyday.
Cycling with a pal I announced my intention to ride LEJOG. His first response was, “you’ve found someone to spend all those days with?” He’s rode a number of PBPs and knows the trials of companioning up on long events. Ive done a number of Audax rides but only one 600k and can still recall the mutual support of a wee group we put together for the last 200.
Christmas brought some camping related gifts and an old tent hanging in the shed still looks good. Excitement now mounts with a lot of preparation to fill the next 24 weeks. Which bike to use is going to be a hard descision. Two in the forefront each have their advantage but thankfully I won’t need to make that decision until the off. One thought is I might change half way as I pass home .
So tomorrow’s a new day ( it was a new day yesterday but it’s an old day now JT ) and a new year and I will certainly be waking with a clear head. Reached an age now realising there aren’t enough days left to waste. For younger readers it does take a while to sink in .
A healthy and peaceful new year to all.