Finding my Feet Again

I’m on holiday. A bit of time off to get things back to normal on the home front. It’s hard to believe that I moved house almost two months ago and I’m still unpacking and finding homes for things. I upgraded the memory in the PowerMac too. Doubled it up and have to say there is absolutely no noticeable difference. I guess there’s no point getting any more then.

The last month has been a bit of a shocker on the rider front. Touch wood, I’ve been lucky, but chatting to the guys in the bike shop on Saturday it turns out that 3 people have been knocked off and killed or badly injured in recent weeks including Norfolk rider Zak Carr who was a customer in Harry’s when he was in town and Emma Davies who suffered a broken back after her run in with a car. With Chilly’s close shave and other interesting moments, it’s a big reminder that this is a dangerous time of the year to be out there on the roads.

I thought I should also give a heads up to Robin Sharman, who now does a great job of keeping people interested in bikes and riding and racing as he works in Harry Halls. Robin made some great breaks and had some top results this year including making the British Squad for the Worlds. Asked about the inclusion of Robin Sharman, manager John Herety agreed that Robin’s ride on stage 2 of the Tour of Britain was one of a number of factors in him being picked.

Robin currently leads the Premier Calendar and the GB Manager added “he’s also been consistent all year and having been on our under 23 program in the past we know what he is capable of. Robin gives 110 per cent and we had very good feedback from Roger during the stage he was away with Robin.” One thing is for sure, next season he’ll be gunning for more victories.

This is just in

From: Tyrrell
Subject: Giving it up

A man was walking down the street when he was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless man who asked him for a couple of dollars for dinner.

The man took out his wallet, extracted 10 dollars & asked, “If I give you this money, will you buy some beer with it instead?”

“No, I had to stop drinking years ago,” the homeless man replied.

“Will you use it to gamble instead of buying food?” the man asked.

“No, I don’t gamble,” the homeless man said. “I need everything I can get just to stay alive.”

“Will you spend this on greens fees at a golf course instead of food?” the man asked.

“Are you NUTS!” replied the homeless man. “I haven’t played golf in 20 years!”

“Will you spend the money on a woman in the red light district instead of food?” the man asked.

“What disease would I get for ten lousy bucks?” exclaimed the homeless man.

“Well,” said the man, “I’m not going to give you the money. Instead, I’m going to take you home for a terrific dinner cooked by my wife.”

The homeless man was astounded. “Won’t your wife be furious with you for doing that? I know I’m dirty, and I probably smell pretty disgusting.”

The man replied, “That’s okay. I just want her to see what a man looks like who has given up beer, gambling, golf & sex.”

I think I can expect some grief over that one. This one is from Kate

From: Kate
Subject: Inner Peace

I am passing this on to you because it definitely worked for me.

By following the simple advice I read in an article, I have finally found inner peace.

The article read: “The way to achieve inner peace is to finish off all the things you have started”. So I looked round the house to see all the things I had started and hadn’t finished …and before leaving the house this morning I finished off:

A bottle of red wine, a bottle of white wine, the Baileys, three Bacardi Breezers, the Jack Daniels, the Prozac, some Valium, some cheesecake and a Box of chocolates.

You have no idea how bloody good I feel. Pass this on to those you feel are in need of inner peace…

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

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