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…

6 Comments

  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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