I have just been browsing through Epic website and noticed that it is a mere 76 days and 12 hours to the start of the race. New year has arrived, and the training seems to be on track, but the worrying thing is that we haven’t yet booked any accommodation or even fixed our flights. Worse still, I see that all the accommodation and transfer packages that would have made it oh-so-easy have been booked up. So now we will have to go along with accommodation-only, and make our own trasfer arrangements. Not easy from 6,000 miles away, but somehow we will do it.
At least the weather in southern England has been consistent, cold, but no rain, so not too much mud around at the moment. In fact, much of the time it is frozen, making an off-road ride a real bone-shaker much of the time.
As for the broken thumb, it is still sore if it takes a knock, but that doesn’t stop me riding. Holding onto the handlebars can be tiring, and I avoid shifting the front derailleur, but downhills are the worst, because holding tight over bumps and applying brakes at the same time can be a bit scary. The doctor said to take it easy and go back in four weeks when they will X-ray again. He didn’t recommend any drastic action, but I know that it is vital – it’s time to pull our fingers out.