Introduction

WELCOME! I've been cycling through the Southeast Valleys of Wales since 2010 and I can't say (or show) enough about the place. I just love it. So if you've got the interest and would like to spend some time... sit back and let me show you some of the fabulous places I've discovered.

Friday, 18 March 2016

55 FOR 55 EVENT - DAY 14 
Nil Carborundum Illegitimus


It's the end of Day 13 and I am beat. However, Chris B. sent me a wonderful email along with this quote and I feel motivated for tomorrow.



Milestone #3; 2 weeks, 770 miles completed.

DAY 14 - It was a great, great day. I don't know where it came from, but I had more energy than I've experienced so far. I have no idea why? Could it be the fish I had for dinner last night? Could it be that I'm somehow psyched up because of Chris' quote and email? I dunno? It's Day 14 & Milestone #3? and I friggin' flew around my route. In fact, it was my fastest time yet. (Though I am not at all concerned with my times or average speed(s).) HA!

>> You can view all the juicy details of my rides for this event here: 2016 Monthly Details

I didn't get any photos for the day cuz I was just flyin'. No aches or pains. I just felt great. Complete weirdness after yesterday's slog! But I have to say that in the back of my mind I am waiting for "the Wall". I expect at some point to not feel well.

I am preparing myself for the day when I don't want to do this. When I feel like crap. When the weather is miserable for the 4th or 5th day in a row and I will struggle to get myself motivated. I know that day exists. It's lurking in the shadows. The weather cannot hold out. This is Wales... my stamina will falter.

And then I will have to remember this really good day. I will have to pull up this quote... "Nil Carborundum Illegitimus". I will not let the bastards grind me down!