Life after work and the trips of a lifetime

"We are judged by what we finish, not by what we start." - Anonymous

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, your body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "Woo hoo! What a ride!..attributed in this form to either Maxine Cartoon or anon

Monday, April 18, 2011

and 73 days forwards

So plans for the rest of the year:

I've been off the bike for about 6 weeks as work and then invalids took up my time and I became exhausted.

April First race back is a TT this Saturday, and being too fat and very unfit I expect to set a VERY low base line.  Low base lines are goooood!

May/June After that I'll be racing most weekends in May and some in June right up to leaving the country on June 30th for an 8 week stay in Europe.

July I pick up my lease car at the Charles de Gaulle airport north of Paris and drive south to Italy via Austria (to pick up trainer, pump and tools from St Johann i Tirol).

The first 4 weeks I'm going to be at Urbania  where I'll be at an Italian  language school in the morning and some afternoons and  putting in some solid training in the evenings.  I could stay with a family, which might enhance my language skills, but I have decided to forgo that dubious pleasure as I'm not sure they could cope with someone who gets up at 5am, has food allergies, has 2 bikes in her room and will ride the trainer indoors if the weather is bad;-), besides which i hear that they dont always allow their boarders to use their washing machine??!! 
So.... I'm going to rent an apartment instead.

August  I'll be over in UK for about 10 days experiencing the Eurotunnel +car to get there and back and visiting family and my coach plus getting in a race or two.

I return to Europe to race in Austria, first in Deutschlandsberg near Graz and then St Johann i Tirol before flying home on about 27th 

October Back to UK  for the World Masters Track Champs which are in Manchester and once again I'm staying ay the Stables in Ashton Under Lyne..a totally superior place with a great host.

October/November followed by another language school session...maybe 2 weeks this time and perhaps in Florence.

Watch this space.......


  1. Hi Liz, where is the TT you're doing this Saturday?


  2. Maryborough..the VVCC 3 day event ..pre entry