Last day before my BIG adventure, some final thoughts…

I keep saying to my wife “it’s a long way you know?” and she looks at me as if it to say … YES!!! I recently realised that this is the biggest adventure I’ll have ever undertaken by a long way!!  I still look at the distances and climbs (combined with my luggage) of the first 2 days and part of me will be relieved when they are over. I am looking forward to meeting and cycling with Darren from Blackburn (also doing LeJog) for a few days (from day 3)  and day heading into Scotland with colleague Jed Woodhouse and cousin Keith Bradley (they’d better wait for me).

This week has been all about final preparations of kit etc I’ve tapered the training right back  (only 1 x 40 miler all week) and yes, I’ve been ‘carbing up’ 🙂

I did say I’d be putting a feature live so if you are interested in where I’ve been between 10 mins ago and for the last 24hrs then you’ll be able to check my progress up the country checkout the ‘Live Progress (within 10 minutes) ‘ tab at top of page TIP: bookmark it

Before I leave there are certain people I must thank for me to have progressed this far:

My wife and children – all those training hours. Friends, family and colleagues who always ask how it’s going. KB Cycles for their support, expertise, help and bike prep along the way. Total strangers on CTC and Bikeradar forums. Likeminded Lejoggers/Joglers – good luck to you all. John, for the loan of some lightweight outdoor kit. I have also been inspired by bro in law Barry  who,  after breaking his back a number of years ago recently did a 2 way Windermere swim (21 miles) overnight in his Speedos.

I’m taking my netbook so, depending on signal I’ll hopefully blog each day (or as often as possible) so again bookmark this page to see my latest posts.

“Every worthwhile accomplishment has a price tag attached to it. The question is always whether you are willing to pay the price to attain it – in hard work, sacrifice, patience, faith, and endurance.” ~John C. Maxwell~

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About barneybear69

'middle aged' cyclist from North East aiming to do the LEJOG in August 2011
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3 Responses to Last day before my BIG adventure, some final thoughts…

  1. Best of luck, we’ll keep things ticking along at work while you’re off enjoying yourself 🙂

  2. Martin says:

    can you not save the netbook weight and just use a smartphone Nigel? Enjoy the great train journey to Lands End too. Good luck mate. Catch up with you soon

  3. barneybear69 says:

    The netbook is my charging hub for all devices it also holds backups of maps and routes – it will also be where I upload daily tracks and photos too before updating the blog – all the best intentions – cheers

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