Brief update - 15/6

30 mins to blog in


23 days 18 hours to go.
Thank You!
Mid-week training
A weekend off(ish)
Tandem time on date night
Bikewrench Alex
FisherScientific!

23 days 18 hours.

Yep, now it's starting to get more urgent on my mind.  The more granular detail is starting to become more important and the minor considerations are starting to come in while still focusing on the big rides - route planning for this weekends 350 mile ride at the same time fretting over earplugs for the hostel the night before the off.

Thank You!

A massive thank you to those who have been donating to the charity page.  For those who still can't find it, it's

Thank you to Felicity, Steven, Judy and Graham for the donations along with all the others who've also clicked through.  I can also reveal that Vickers Oils Charitable Trust is putting in £1000 which is a gob-smackingly generous!  Thank you to everyone for your support!

Mid-week training

Mid week training went well (apart from Notts council digging up a road that rattled me to the bone!).  The Strava link is here:  https://www.strava.com/activities/603182947  This training ride also allowed me to test out the skinsuit I'll use on the 9th - good, comfortable and should shave off a load of time too.

A weekend off(ish)

As my in-laws were around this weekend, I was a family guy, so no big rides this weekend.  We explored Nottingham Castle, at well and did touristy bits.


But as we had a babysitter......

Tandem time on date night

If you have the opportunity to take you wife out, do you head to a post restaurant, dressed to the 9's or do get in your skinnies and ride for 3hrs in the rain with her??   Our Strava answer:  https://www.strava.com/activities/607548548.

It had heavy rain showers, quiet roads and a lot of fun.  We got our training in, Mrs Stav became more familar with some of the roads around the county and we got loads of complimentary comments as we raced through towns and villages.  Tandem riding is different to solo riding but in a very cool way.  I can't wait to do more in the coming months, race around London on the tandem and plan our 10 year wedding anniversary Scotland tour.


Bikewrench Alex

After sourcing parts, finding time and working in the garage/man cave/bike den, the Concorde has a new fork and is back up and running.  Time with tools I didn't plan on, but all those minor tech gremlins across a number of bikes have been weeded out.  As the Concorde will rack up 38,000 km logged this weekend, she's done me well.

Terrific FisherScientific!

Last but not least, tomorrow is the ThermoFisher Scientific staff challenge!  Our staff are going to try and match my distance with three static bike in the canteen.  Do I feel anxious about if they'll go further???  YEP!   We'll also have a guest visit from GB triathlete James Teagle  joining us along with other promotions and events.  My utmost thanks to all at Fisher Scientific for all the support!!



EDIT:  Oh yeah, for some reason, I'm enjoying riding in the rain.  It's thrown it down in the past few days, and there's something about riding in the warm rain that just feels good.  If it wasn't for the speed thing, I'd be quite content riding the Genesis in the rain with a saddlebag, a load of food and just seeing where I end up.



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