I went on my first proper ride since the Pyrenees this evening and it was lovely. Not long but mean as hell in terms of a nasty little climb and some seriously technical descents!
Right, we’re nearly done. Day 04 dawned early if not bright as I’d decided that I was going to get up at 05:00 and set off at 06:30 – a couple of hours before the others.
The plan was that every third day would be shorter and easier than the previous two to give us a rest and so Day 03 was, on paper, a half-day with time to rest and recover after two big days in the saddle – HA!
Ok, day two….. I woke up nice and early feeling rested, refreshed and with an aching painful back – bugger!
This is not the comprehensive trip report of a successful and complete off-road traverse of the Pyrenees that I’d hoped to be writing but nevertheless here is a little write-up of my (shortened) Pyrenean adventure.
So….. After 3.5 days of 12 I was unhappily on my way back to blighty!
Right…..it’s almost 04:00, I’ve got a taxi coming to take me to St Pancras in 15 minutes, I got 3.5 hours sleep after a wedding last night and I’ve got a 17 hour day of travel ahead of me! All being well I’ll be back in two weeks having successfully traversed the Pyrenees – wish [...]
Tomorrow we head back to Blighty and in just over a week I’m scheduled to take the train to the very north-east of Spain in order to start the TransPyr trip with Nick, Duncan and Kevin. At this time my elbow has regained 90% of it’s movement and the pain has almost gone which means……
Good evening – here is the news: