14 January 2009

against the clock


I made the decision on Friday that I was going to try and ride singlespeed for Strathpuffer. Since then I've stopped doing anything and just mainly been using distraction techniques for ignoring the whole adventure. As Jane has been getting more active I've started eating more biscuits. There's been a direct correlation!

So I've had 4 days of mopping about and halfheartedly getting stuff ready. So far I've achieved a mountainous pile of camping gear in the front room, removing the gears from my other bike, breaking a chain tool, getting Jane to make some flapjacks, washing nearly all of my biking clothes, buying my weight in sugary treats and eating half already and raiding Simon's bike shed for spares. (thank you Simon)

In actual fact it's nearly done. So what if I haven't ridden a bike since last Thursday and neither of my bikes have chains at the moment and that I really haven't been getting enough sleep lately. Might as well start getting excited and try and ignore the sense of impeding doom.

8 comments:

trio said...

You'll do great!
You needed some time off your bike, its called tapering! So you can fly up at Strathpuffer! Just think how many ss miles you are going to have when you get back.
I'm all excited on your behalf!

Red Bike said...

I'm nervous for you.

I think you’re allowed the odd guilt free biscuit considering how much riding / running you’ve got planned in the next month!

Ummmm, homemade flapjacks...

jumbly said...

Tapering and carb loading both necessary before the big adventure! Good luck.

twinklydave said...

brake pads!

take as many brake pads as you think you'll need...

...then take twice as many more!

kate said...

thanks for the support, and advice-all greatly needed and appreciated :)

Simon said...

Will the flapjacks include lard? My latest batch is fab.

Is the bike conversion complete? :-)

kate said...

simon-conversion is complete. thank you so much for the spares. I promise not to get them muddy ;)

trio said...

Don't make promises you can't keep.