The youngest now has chicken pox :-(
I just need sleep
think of them as working weeks and you can still have the three
Bike is still in bits after TP so need to pull a finger out and sort it. I've got a beer festival and a gig on the weekend though so I'm killing my 'free' time by being social.
beer festival is perfect prep dude.
Still got fuzzy eyeballs from yesterday's session. As you can see I'm taking preparations very seriously. :)
Change the perspective. Imagine how shit you feel after a big session then just view it as training for feeling shit and still getting on with stuff.
You know I do this quite regularly, right? If it was really a problem (I mean, apart from slowly killing me) i'd long ago have quit. Almost bought a 4-pack for lunch so I'm not that bad.
Yeah, I gathered. Was supposed to be amusing. Clearly not :)
Drawback of hangovers is not finding stuff funny. :P
It would be good to get post TCR beers arranged in a pub to hear a few stories from you all. I had to leave San Seb to quickly after TP to catch-up with any riders.
Put your card behind the bar and let's talk ;)
Have you had it before?
I've just booked my return trip from Brest on Monday 12th.
Am getting the ferry from Roscoff to Plymouth. There's only one that day, at 3pm, so I will have all day to cycle 60km from Brest to Roscoff (or can save 35km with a train to Morlaix). It gets in to Plymouth just after 9pm, then I'm booked on the sleeper at midnight, rocking up in Paddington about 5am on the Tuesday.
I did look into all the options of other ferries etc but I am pretty sure that there isn't a way to get back on the Monday night, unless I do Ryanair or TGV/Eurostar. But this will be way more relaxing with no stressful connections or boxing of bike required.
Is it a sleeper with beds or just an overnight train?
There are beds available, for an extra £50. I just got a seat.
Ironically I had to book a cabin with beds for the daytime ferry as the seat-only option was booked out.
So I'll just bring forward my sleeping that day .
What was the Ryanair option?
I’ve had it, eldest had it the other week.
I’m glad it’s before I go in one sense but it’s far from ideal.
I thought I'd heard you mention it before - so it's spread round the household.
Ryanair does Brest to Southend.
You can have my card - it's so far in the red it isn't likely to get you more than half a shandy.
What might I need / have forgotten to buy from wiggle to get me over 50£?
Tubes, tyres, chains, brake pads, lube, sunglasses, knicks, arm warmers, energy drinks, bars, gels, tools.
Oh, that reminds me, I wanted to buy a smaller torque wrench. I remember talking about them ages ago but which thread. hmm
When you remebr let me know, I need one.
Silva do that torque kit. It’s been pretty good for the couple of years I’ve had mine, particularly for traveling.
Topeak Ratchet Rocket or Ritchey https://www.rutlandcycling.com/accessories/tools/ritchey-torque-mini-tool-key-set--4nm-or-5nm_297185 or https://www.bikeradar.com/news/silca-debuts-multi-tool-and-torque-wrench-combo/
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