It has been a very long day. The regular schedule has now established itself where we meet for breakfast at 6am and need to be on our bikes ready to go by 7am so there is little time to prep in the morning.
So that is day one complete; riding from the Killing Fields just south of Phnom Penh to Chisor Mountain Temple.
So after five or so months the team has finally come together in Cambodia to do the #hfjextreme challenge.
Was originally gutted to have missed out on the Tour of the Highlands (TOTH) three day event, but then delighted to be one of the lucky (???) few to get a second chance just before Christmas; so signed up and ready to go. This latest update of some of the route posted on the event Facebook book page gives a really good idea of what my #festive500 was like along with the current daily commute.
Get those winter (nautical) miles in. But stay warm and safe out there. Lots of debris and water on the TOTH roads.
Posted by Tour of the Highlands on Monday, 4 January 2016
Last day! I cannot believe after the first couple of days how much the weather has changed. Overcast but warm and dry, perfect conditions for this time of year though better get my skates on because storm Frank (yes that really is the name of the storm) is heading in. The turnaround in the morning has quickly become a routine; I have shut the side gate so the dog cannot go walkabout much to her disappointment.
So my main target is to try to catch up on the mileage as Boxing day was cut short due to the appalling weather. The hope was that it would be dry and my hands would function for the ride. A quick check of the temperature; 8°C, perfect, quick look outside foggy. Why is it that whatever the forecast there is always a potential complication. So a quick change to the kit and head downstairs.
So yesterday was trash weather and I did not manage a longer ride, so with slightly better weather on the horizon I plan to do a longer run tomorrow that should break the back of this challenge. The main hope with the weather is that it stays dry, the current outlook looks like this: