The unbearable duckster
The Goal for 2014: Dartmoor classic in under 6 hours 35 minutes
Okay, okay, I know it won’t last and I know there were loads of people faster but it’s still good to be King for a day and 1/118 is good.
To be honest I don’t think I ever would have expected to be posting times like this.
Felt that I was going Okay until the first climb but found it tough then I was pushed up ‘Powers the Pot’ by Mike and Terry.I wasn’t able to match them on the climb but I clung on and crested The Hill wth them. Quick stop for water and got caught on my own until Mahon Falls. I struggled up it.
It was after Mahon Falls that I came into form. I made good time and no one could stay with me. At the foot of Maam Road I was passed by two Dungarvan CC riders. Tried to stay with them but couldn’t. Made it to the top then soloed the whole way back without seeing another rider until I joined up with finishers on the 100 km route.
Great fun. The Comeragh Challenge is a great spin every year
Cycling faster than I ever have before I am enjoying the fruits of my weight loss and training. Then a slap in the face arrives in the post.
My Dartmoor silver medal to reminded me of my failure. It is a beautiful medal, heavier with lovely inscribing. I cannot help but wonder what it would feel like to hold a gold one …