We had a nice night away on the weekend—childless! Our time spent at Spicers Hidden Vale resort was awesome. Except I had the silly idea to go riding in 40+ degree heat at midday, then race bikes the next day.
|Top of Brahman Loop at HVAP. We're feigning happy as we're melting. Water in our bidons is too hot too drink!|
When, soon after, I came across the other grades on the trail at the same time (135 riders on 4.5km track...to say it was a little congested would be an understatement) I kind of just got over it, and when my shoe boa broke I was cranky McCrankypants. Eventually John found me some electrical tape to tape my shoe up (riders in my grade were still coming through at that time, so it wasn't all that bad!) but I had thrown my gloves off in a huff.
Note to self: acting like a toddler doesn't get results. Though I knew this, it was a shitty day to rise up.
Anyway, the past few days I have been exhausted and rallying against an assault of ulcers and sniffles, so I have been feeling quite sorry for myself (in a privileged, white lady kind of way...I know how good I have it!).
|Little Pea is very helpful dispensing tissues for my sniffles. Er...thanks Elva!|