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Thursday, 30 July 2009

Amsterdam Police bike day

Every year, the Dutch Police hold a Police Bike day, where bike teams get together to share experiences, learn new tactics, get to try out new equipment etc. This years event is to be held in Amsterdam. I have been asked to go! I'm looking at flights and accomodation now. This shoudl be a good couple of days.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Jens Voigt- hard as nails!

I saw a rerun of the crash yesterday, it made my blood run cold. The medical update was a real relief- stitches in wounds on his hands, probable surgery for a broken cheek bone. If that had been me, I would be getting fed through a tube.

I bet there is a dent in the tarmac where he came down.

Jens Voigt- hard as nails!

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Hi folks. It has been a while since I was last here, during which I spent a long weekend in the south of France, watching the first couple of days of the Tour de France. I intended to write about that and post some pictures, I just have not had the chance to upload the pictures yet. Once uploaded I will do a write up. In the meantime, as far as the Tour goes, excellent performances from Mark Cavandish and Bradley Wiggins! I also want to take this opportunity to wish Jens Voigt a speedy recovery. I saw his crash on the ITV coverage of the Tour yesterday, it looked horrific. Jens is a really nice guy and a thoroughly entertaining, competitive and hard rider. He is one of my favourites in the peleton.

On another note, when I started this blog, I mentioned that the Fat Cyclist blog was what spurred me on. Elden Nelson has written a tremendous blog for a number of years and I recommend it to you all. For a while now however, he has also used his blog to write about his wife Susan and her battle with cancer. To my mind, these postings have evidenced the courage of both Susan and Elden in sharing their fight with us. Since he started writing about their situatuion, Elden and his friends have raised several thousand dollars (I think into the hundreds) for Cancer charity. His most recent posts indicate that Susan is going through a really tough time right now.

Luv 'n Stuff