15 January 2009
singlespeeds are GO!
Apart from having a shower and the small matter of a 450 mile drive, I'm ready....well really it's we are ready. Jane's support duties begun at the start of the week with flapjack making, list compiling, keeping me calm when I had no working bikes (due to mechanical ineptitude) and most importantly reminding me that the race will have 17 hours of darkness and that I'll need a LOT more batteries.
Despite this being my 4th event of this kind, I'm still amazed by the sheer amount of stuff that we're going to try to fit in the car. This will be the first time I've taken 2 bikes and all of my biking clothing. It's going to be a tight squeeze to say the least.
9 days of work and a several late panicky nights are not the best preparation but how do you really prepare for staying up all night and riding in circles? I don't even know how long the laps are. I guess it doesn't matter really, as long as I keep going, and going, and going....