Saturday, September 13, 2008

What could possibly go wrong?

In less than eight hours, Chris Money and Vaugan Yarwood will arrive to take me to Rotorua for a couple of days road riding with Gaz.
Normally, you would take your mountain bike, but some road mileage is called for as Gaz has decreed that, having piked on the Okoroire Mid-Winter Fun Ride, we must do K2 .
This makes even less sense than most of Gaz' utterances, and Money and Yarwood are treating it with the disdain it deserves, but I'm still hedging my bets in the hope of miraculously finding form or at least some endurance.


Redwoods said...

Um, you could :
A) drink yourself into oblivion the night before.
B) Do the Hamilton to Pukekohe the fortnight beforehand and hope you've recovered from 75km of headwind
C) Put on a really good gear assuring oneself that it'll be ok in which case pop some sneakers on for the hills....
D) Take heed from many a successful long distance rider's words - start off slow and aim to get slower.....

David Benson said...

Taking your suggestions in order:
a/ I knew some guys who did that once. Apparently it wasn't pretty.

b/ Not likely.

c/ This time I will ride the Ritchey with 43/34 and 13-29 cluster

d/ I no longer know how to ride fast.