Twinkly Dave – Mud splattered bicycle and pizza enthusiast Growing old disgracefully

August 12, 2008

I’m a little tea-pot

Filed under: bikes,food/booze,new car,on-one,rubbish weather — dgpowell @ 9:51 am

a cheeseburger in 3rd place
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That was a gentleman’s 24hr race; with a nice stop after every lap for a brew or similar. Best typified by my 3am cheeseburger – a cheeseburger that seemingly contained enough calories to keep me going for a further 10.5hrs* without having to eat much else! It may have been one of (if not the) crunchiest burgers I’d ever eaten and did look a little like some of the mud i’d ridden through earlier, but by god it was lovely 🙂

I did 16 laps, so i think that means Wayne washed the bikes 13 times. Top stuff. He didn’t even seem grumpy (or if he was, I didn’t notice). They’re both still sat in my living room ATM needing a good scrubbing, when you’re ready 😉

Hello to everyone who said hello, it made a hell of a difference having people get behind you and also BIG THANKS to number 55 who lent** me a spare chain link and use of his chain tool on the last lap – that was ace

Top marks also go to the AA man who came out to see us when something went horribly horrible with the car on the way home – turned out one of the wheels was coming loose! EEK!
He fixed it, then rang his mate who agreed to nip to a local garage and dig out a spare wheel nut for us FOC…on a sunday evening…when he had been at home…how good is that?!
They were both really cheery and chatty too. Fantastic, join the AA 😉

*i blew up half an hour from the finish line
**you know, that kind of lending where you neverexpect to see said item again…


  1. Savoury food is the best race fuel ever!!

    Well done Dave, hopefully you’ve cracked the sixth place jinx 🙂

    Comment by TimK — August 12, 2008 @ 10:38 am

  2. Well done, great result!

    Comment by trio — August 12, 2008 @ 10:46 am

  3. wooooo

    you did well dave ….
    remember that formula ….

    Comment by Terry — August 12, 2008 @ 5:57 pm

  4. just seen why the title of this post ….

    you look like one of the thunderbirds !!!

    Comment by Terry — August 12, 2008 @ 5:59 pm

  5. Burger power ;0)

    Comment by Raoul — August 12, 2008 @ 6:51 pm

  6. yup, a quick munch on a cheesey burger through the night might occur at more races from now on!

    Comment by dgpowell — August 13, 2008 @ 2:04 pm

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