I am pretty sure I drive everyone mad with my non-stop obsession with cycling. Yet today I am officially allowed to ride, its great, it’s like a second birthday all over.
It’s been a little while since I posted and that just reflects how busy life seems to always be. Been away for a couple of weeks with the family and caught what might of been the best of the weather this year. Ribs all but forgotten about following my bike car interaction and so am look towards the next sportive at the end of next month.
One question though that I find I or my friends are deliberating on is what do you pack and wear for a sportive? This got me to thinking about what I was planning for next month and the following is what I came up with. I will warn you that when I tried to write this my OCD kicked in and I ended up trying to accommodate all eventualities (even sun). As I have yet to do enough sportives to get to grips with what I really do not need; so please bear with my naivety.
Sitting on sofa, it’s 4am and waiting for the painkillers to kick in. Only a bruised rib or two and scraped shin but still trying to process what happened on commute home last night.
After driving to Pitlochry the first thing to do was get parked and register. The whole set up and organisation has become a finely tuned machine. Pitlochry was paacked and yeet everything was siimple. Once I had registered and checked everything out I headed out and drove the course. First time I have ever done that and think it was a great help during the race as i knew what to expect.