Old Ned wrote:
Thank you one and all for a very good day.
I first did this ride in 2009 and met Old Ned who stood out as being even older than me. His main goal was to ride the Radiomast climb, which I believe he had failed to do in 2008. He did it. Well it has taken me four attempts and yesterday I did it, no dabs, no breaks. So thanks Ned, it's dedicated to you, and thanks to Retrobike for providing the framework for my riding over the last few years.
Aw shucks Rob, I've come over all embarassed
I'm even older now...............
Couldn't do it in my current state but maybe next year
Good to hear you made it this year - you been training?
......I had a moment, staring at my tyre in a semi trance, lungs and legs screaming, where I thought 'why?.......I've nothing to prove!.....stop and take in the view!'.........I dabbed and you passed me rob!.....i swear even the spoke key in my pack made a difference!.......I'm ashamed of my weakness!......I'm starting training now, and I will put it on record here and now that next year I will not be beaten!......
.......the search for a 20 tooth granny ring starts tonight!.......
1991 CANNONDALE M1000 : 1993 DAVE YATES D.O.N.K.I.S.N.O.B. : 1992 CLOCKWORK ORANGE : 1995 KONA CINDER CONE : 1991 STUMPJUMPER COMP : 1992 KLEIN ATTITUDE DOLOMITE : 2008 TREK 8500 : 2009 TREK EX9 FULL SUSSER : 1984 JACK TAYLOR ROAD BIKE : 1988 BARRY HOBAN ROAD BIKE : 1992 DYNATECH CHROMO COMP : 2008 S-WORKS ROAD BIKE : 1991 LITESPEED TITANIUM : 1991 TREK 8700 : 1991 FISHER HOOKOOEKOO E STAY : 1991 MARIN PINE MOUNTAIN
Happiness is the morning sun on polished spokes.........