Dig in at the Dock 2014: things wot I lerned
- Doing absolutely no training at all is great preparation for an hour of peri-chunderous suffering.
- Rutted cobbles make heavy demands of your stem bolts and riding five sixths of a race with your bars at the wrong angle blows.
- My beautiful XTR pedals don’t clear mud nearly as well as I’ve been led to believe they should.
- The geophysicist is an excellent, if slightly abusive, one woman cheerleading team.
- Remounting in front of a hundred spectators is somehow a lot more difficult than doing it on a quiet backstreet.
- Not having anywhere to stuff your dollar bill raffle hand-ups can lose you a remarkable number of places.
- I suck at riding a bike, but that doesn’t stop me enjoying it.
Thanks to David Hamill and John McComisky for their sterling work in organising.
More to follow, maybe.