An old friend of mine from Guernsey was in the shop again today. Damian Thacker and I met at a ten mile time trial one Thursday night. It might have been a Tuesday, but my memory is a bit hazy. Anyway he rocked up on a mountain bike with slicks and proceeded to set one of the fastest times of the night, much to the chagrin of some of the roadies there. To all present it was obvious that he was pretty handy on a bike.
These days, Damian is most frequently seen in various stages of preparation for what seems to be an increasingly successful Triathlon career, including a recent 16th place at the ITU World Triathlon Championships in Madeira. High Tri placings mean that you not only have to be good on the bike, but that you have to be good in each of the three legs. Good effort I reckon.
Here’s the latest from Italy.
And the new XC course at Innerleithen is now nearly all finished. I think we’re going to have to get back up there for another crack fairly soon.
And this is a very, very, very good idea. I am quite jealous.