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.