Saturday, March 28, 2009

Causey Pike (it could only happen to a bike mechanic!)

Race#2 in the ER FellChamps series Sat 28th March.

The 'twin peaks' of Causey seen from Derwentwater

I thought it might be a fun idea to bike to the race instead of driving, in order to reduce my 'carbon stud-print', I'd seen other racers doing this at previous events, so thought I'd give it a go. All was going well until I double punctured 2miles away from the start venue (I never get punctures!) & discovered my self-adhesive repair patches were about as much use as a chocolate fireguard - what to do?

Only one thing for it ... Fellshoes on & run to the start pushing the bike (made it with 10mins to spare (phew!)), no need for a warmup anyway!

Well done to ERs Stu & Ian, and big thanks to another cycling runner called Piers who lent me his puncture kit for repairs to be conducted in the comfort of the village hall.

I should mention that the 1st Vet40 Scoffer Scofield got one up on me by biking in, then going for a bonus training-run up Catbells after the race before biking home!!

What a grand day out.

Next Champs Race Loughrigg at Ambleside Wed April 5th 7pm (a cracker).


Alan M said...

Anthony - I presume you'll not be cycling to Loughrigg then? Take your road shoes just in case!

Anth said...

Once bitten!...