Saturday, 2 July 2011

I'm blogging, and I hope you like blogging too..

There's no riding to speak of since Monday, but I can't bear the thought of going two weeks at this time of year without a post, so here goes.

Well, barring any last minute accidents 3 of us are off tomorrow to watch 3 stages of the Tour de France.  However, I'm not going to say anything more about that now - there should be plenty to report next weekend.  So this is a bit of a random observations post:

- today is the middle day of the year
- when Beyonce sings the word "halo" in the song of the same name, it sounds like "payload".  If I were an ad agency representing a van manufacturer I'd persuade them to fork out for the rights to the song - it'd make a great campaign
- the average professional bike rider gets through between 700 and 800 water bottles (bidons) a year.  (Because they chuck them away and into hedgerows mainly)
- sticking on cycling, it's reckoned that a Tour de France winner has to be able to hold a power/weight ratio of 6.7 watts per kilogram "at threshold" as it's known, ie over the course of an hour.  I can manage 4.2, to give you an idea of the gulf in ability between a half-reasonable amateur and a pro
- why do women tennis players grunt so much when, for the most part, the men don't?
- today we had our first raspberries and strawberries from the garden, we've already had courgettes, and there's tomatoes, broad beans, squashes, cauliflowers and sprouts on the way.  Lovely.

That's about it for today.  Long post next week!

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