La Six Bourgeois ~ TP Round 1

Overall Distance 104k Time Taken 3:08
Trophee Passion Round 1 Brevet Gold
Distance Climbed   Category Position 4th
Date April 2011 Country France
Entrants 300 Region Calais

Trophee Passion 2011Here 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. 

Les Six Bourgeois 2011

Ready for the off; arm warmers or not?

My Weekend
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

A 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... 

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