La Six Bourgeois ~ TP Round 1
we are, Round 1 of the Trophee Passion. My season long journey for
notoriety, and finally trying to finish something I've started.
Don't mention the list of outstanding "house jobs".
Well it beats signing on in a gymnasium...
Unfortunately the week before
we were due to leave, Meg the team mascot had a seizure and remained on
her sickbed. Dianne, stayed behind to comfort the stricken
creature, so this was a long, lonely, quiet journey on my own.
Ready for the off; arm warmers or not?
Without the company of the woman you love it's
not the same; so here's a VERY condensed version of what happened!
Caught the boat
Went to Calais
Signed on in the magnificent Town Hall
Raced, dodged a huge crash, got hit by a flying bike
Hung on, got dropped, got back on
Shelled out on final climb
Came in fourth (alone), went home
good morning's work done, it's a six hour drive back home, all alone, no
one to laugh, chat, share things with, have your chocolate stolen by. It's not the same and I
didn't enjoy it as much as I would, could or should have...
Not the most inspiring
parcours you'll ever ride but nice countryside when you got there.
Hotel was a little naff, but then it's what you'd expect and the
organisation for a first attempt wasn't too shabby but the marshalling
could of been better.
At the end of the race, in
the finishing straight, is a disused level crossing that has three inch
gaps across it and a huge drop off in it. Even to me (who likes a little
adventure), it's an accident waiting to happen. Should really be
sorted but what can you do?
Next round will see us at the
Ble D'or, a race I finished 9th in last year. Team Mascot is back
on her "wobbly" feet, so bring it on...