Milestone

Discussion in 'Audax, Brevet and Randonnee' started by CotterPin, 2 Nov 2007.

  1. CotterPin

    CotterPin Senior Member

    Location:
    London
    I reached a salutary milestone last weekend. I was planning to do the Emitremmus (the End of Summertime Audax from Stevenage) on Sunday.

    It's always a nice one to do. You don't have to start early so you get a lie-in, and it is lovely countryside on the Herts/Essex borders - the ride goes over to Saffron Walden.

    The day before I got the bike ready, making sure the brakes were fine, the tyres were hard, etc. I even zip-tied the little number that the organisers give you to my bike. Being an audax, they have no significance, but a little added extra. I gave the bike a bit of a polish as well. Always nicer to ride a shiny bike.

    Then I went out for Saturday night...






    And got plastered
    ;)





    And then the following morning I discovered that I can no longer go out and get drunk on a Saturday night and expect to be able to ride the bike the following day.

    :smile:
     
  2. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    Oh dear oh dear.. How much did you drink?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    CotterPin

    CotterPin Senior Member

    Location:
    London
    It was a free bar. I don't recall having an empty class all evening.
     
  4. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    Oooh.. You've reached an age where 'free bar' and 'audax' can only coexist happily within the confines of a single weekend where the audax is tackled before the bar. Comiserations. ;)
     
  5. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    Ahh..... I remember the days when I was able to 'multitask' all weekend.

    Now it's definitely "either / or ".
     
  6. ash68

    ash68 New Member

    Location:
    northumberland
    same here. Don't drink much usually, but if I have 7 or 8 pints it seems to take 3 or 4 days before I feel right again.Tend to stay sober (most of the time) and enjoy waking up with a clear head. Boring I know, but I hate hangovers ;) and it spoils a Sunday ,my day off work.
     
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