Finished 48 minutes after the gold medal time, my slowest Dartmoor of the four only to have Computer add over ten minutes to my time when I did not register on finish line … Argggh
I did the last five hours with my gears screeching at me and every second cyclist I past telling me my bike was making noise. Some even suggested that I should oil her every now and then Argggh
And don’tget me started on all those guys hearing that my bike was clearly malfunctioning and yet saying nothing Argggh
I am sitting in a warm Bath and starting to calm down.
I would not have finished off it was not for the help of three riders. The only number I’m sure of its 2003, I think 1916 was one of the others. I will detail later
I have Marked next year’s event in my calendar and will book the time of work tomorrow. It’s gold in 2014 for me!