Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Lanterne Rouge ...

I finally did it ...I came dead last (114th out of 114 teams) in a major MTB event.

Yep, that's me down the bottom there. (Source: hellfirecup.com)
After flirting with the back end of the field for a long, long time now, this is the nail in the coffin for any delusions I may have that I can still ride a mountain bike in my current condition, and I am stoked over the result.

Admittedly it helped not turning up for two days, but I'm still claiming it ... The "Lanterne Rouge" is mine.

I don't think Kim is quite as stoked as me, but then unlike me she doesn't realise I usually need to crash and burn before I can pick myself up and start heading upwards again.

This was a crash and burn.

So now I'm aiming high ... Hellfire Cup next year ... I plan on beating at least one quarter of the other riders.  
Yea, I know ... big dreams ... I intend on only being beaten by three out of every four riders (so if you're a really, really slow rider could I encourage you to enter next years event please to help me out ...)

Kim meanwhile would just like anyone who might be looking for a partner for next years Hellfire Cup to know that she is willing to make herself available ...

Nah, only kidding.  She'd never desert me ... would you ... Kim?

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  1. John, you aren't last when there are so many slack people who didn't enter & give it a go. Great effort for getting amongst it in trying conditions.
    from matt watton

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  2. I'm including myself in the group of slack people.

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