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Monday, 14 September 2015

Beginnings And Finishings


This is me crossing the finishing line yesterday, smiling at the relief of completing 100 miles on the bike. The second half was really tough going. I got round in six hours and twenty two minutes. My thighs seized up last night and there's an annoying pain in my left knee. In the background you can see the statue of Oliver Cromwell that Manchester's civic leaders moved from outside Manchester Cathedral to Wythenshawe Park. Massive thanks to those people who read this blog that sponsored me- really, thank you.

Ctel posted this a few weeks back, a lovely, melodic piece of minimal house from GEM_DOS. Apparently the main instrument carrying the melody was played live, with the drums and vocal put on afterwards. I can't recommend it enough. Free download too.

7 comments:

C said...

Huge congratulations and admiration!
Alhough, I was expecting to see you on a *golden* bike, wearing golden shades and tights....

Dirk said...

That rope tied to your back made me smile, looks as if you were pulling some huge balloon up in the air behind you all those 100 miles which read "VISIT BAGGING AREA @ www.baggingarea.blogspot.de" or "WE NEED MORE WEATHERALL!!" or something along those lines ....

Anonymous said...

Ha! Hadn't spotted that Dirk.
Next year C. Maybe.
Swiss Adam

The Swede said...

Well done fella. I'm genuinely in awe of your achievement. I'm pleased with myself if I polish off a 5 mile walk unscathed. 100 miles on a bike? Blimey. I'm not surprised that your thighs seized up and you have a pain in your knee - I got a few phantom aches and pains just reading your post. Congratulations.
Nice bit of minimal house too.

acidted said...

Well done, sir.

londonlee said...

I'm out of breath just thinking about doing that on a bike. Well done that man

Anonymous said...

Well done! The tune's pretty good too.

Andrew