You can go off people you know.

Here I am, sat at a desk, in the desert, fed up at the start of yet another four weeks of misery and a so called friend is busily riding up and down my favourite hill on his bike and posting photos of it everywhere.

Yes Mr Hammond, I’m talking to you!!

Jealousy is a nasty thing but I suppose I should be happy that my suitcase arrived in one piece here to Africa whilst KLM couldn’t even get his to France. (I dont know how to add a smiley face thing but if I did there would be one here).

By the time I get back home it will be too late in the season to risk a 7 hour drive to see if I can still ride it or not, so now it wont be until next year.

Ah well, I shall just have to concentrate on my tan instead, its only about 43C today.


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Elderly rotund toothless male seeks wilderness to travel to.
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13 Responses to You can go off people you know.

  1. Nikki says:

    Good to hear from you again, even if it is from a state of envy. 😉

    Stay safe, my friend… I would take a page from Randy Newman and warn you that it’s a jungle out there, but it sounds like you are in the desert instead.

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    • Jealousy is only temporary, and tempered by the fact I know how much it hurts climbing up and down that hill.
      I’d love it to be a jungle out there, but sadly for me its just sand for the next four weeks.
      Hope all is well.


  2. On the plus side, just think of the sandcastles you can build.

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  3. Alan Hammond says:

    Can I just add mate It was complete torture, and I didn’t enjoy it one bit. Oh no that would be a lie : ) I can now order my favorite food in French…………….BEER!! : )

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  4. Alan Hammond says:

    During my recent trip to France (not sure if I mentioned this at all ) I had a lot of time to think and reflect on my life. During my long and mostly arduous climb’s of the Ventoux, I realised how lucky I was to be there. Money in my pocket, healthy, a job, a roof over my head etc etc.On one particular ride through the Gorges de la Nesque I don’t think that I’ve ever felt so at peace with myself, on from there to Sault and up to Chalet Reynard. It wasn’t until I arrived at Chalet Reynard that I made the decision to continue to the top. Even after 60 km’s of climbing, I still felt fresh and more’s to the point I felt strong. I was overtaking every one, I felt like the king of the mountain. When I arrived at Tom Simpsom’s memorial this is where I took off my wedding ring and discarded it, as I will no longer be needing it. From there to the top, then back down to Malaucene for a few beers.

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  5. Alan Hammond says:

    Stiff upper lip and all that stuff, hopefully see you soon mate. BEER!!!!!!!!!!!

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