We watched the program as if it was all new to us but for John it was different as he was there with his partner, following Cadel's attempt to be the first Australian to win the Tour. So, after the doco we moved to another room where a huge screen displayed another Tour image, this time produced by John and Narelle.
No pool activity was to take place as we looked at dozens of images and heard some nice stories of their adventure following the Tour instead. I didn't mind as I have spent years of my life immersed in water, been in the pool or in the ocean. Sandra and I had a few questions to ask also because we have been talking about doing something like that for a couple of years now.
We headed home for our Sunday lunch and a little dream time. Sandra had organised a ride for the afternoon and I wanting to occupied myself by doing something productive (and trying to find an excuse to watch another cycling program on the TV) got the tools out...
...and here is the result:
We all know how TV shows tend to inspire us a bit, nothing different here. After talking and watching cycling for 1/3 of the Sunday, I had to get on the bike. On the trainer anyway.
Geared up for a spin downstairs
Just an easy spin
Time: 1:16; dist: 26.2 imaginary km; AvHR: 89 bpm; MaxHR: 107 bpm
An Irish Revolution
I found these two lads on the Net somewhere and decided to see what they were really up to. It happened to be an amazing exploit of riding a bike for 16 months around the globe. And for two great causes as well. People like that really deserves our support, I reckon!
Click here for the Irish Revolution.
I really admire people that set up to do things like that and sometimes wonder if I could put myself through such an epic venture. All the planning (not my forte) and organising, seeking finance, all the hardship and lets not forget the thousands of km on the saddle... It would be so much bigger than winning the local crit or the state championship. These guys really love cycling!!!