However I still went along to the show, self-relegated from racing to a more "being there with safety pins and allen keys" role.
|HAVE NO FEAR I HAVE HEXAGONAL METAL OBJECTS|
|[Photo credit Adrian https://twitter.com/alien8]|
As you can see I GOT A NEW CAP. And, despite me sort of thinking I can pull of cycling caps, I still can't. It won't stop me wearing them, but I know deep down I can't pull them off and never will. SIGH. I just don't have the cheekbones or am not Italian enough or something.
|Bryony's gloves. Bit overtly feminine for my taste :D|
|Jasmine, with racing bandana and a really craply pinned on number (my fault, out of practice!)|
|RAILTON FIX HELMET STRAPS|
|Doing deals on the Aprire stand...|
|Yep, nowhere to go...|
|Yep, going down...|
|OOF, down :(|
At the finish, Jasmine nips round the Trek Bicycle Coventry rider (Maxine Filby) to clinch a 1-2 for our team. Great success!
|L-R: Jasmine Dotti, Lydia Boylan, Maxine Filby|
So I got my Garmin in March 2012? 12 000 miles in 2 years isn't too bad in my opinion, especially when you consider this includes no commuting miles at all (at least 5 miles a day) and no miles done on my track bike (which probably added up to quite a lot last year).
Got my first race FOR REAL THIS TIME on Sunday (North Road Hardriders - basically a hilly and technical 25 mile time trial) I will be unpacking the COURAGE LEGS from their box (along with my moustache TT helmet) brushing off the packing peanuts and removing random bits of sellotape stuck to them, and unleashing seven shades of hell fire fucking hell badgering rage all over that. Really looking forward to it, which I'm taking to be a good thing. Who knows, given my current level of blog writing form you may even get ANOTHER post out it.
I am spoiling you all with this "more than one post a year" stuff! :D