Arvid, we don’t have time for all your issues

Arvid, we don’t have time for all your issues …..
So after a bit of a challenging morning riding through the thunderstorm and fixing 3 flats, I was reminded of my 2012 GWR attempt. 
We were sitting in a Tim’s at 2am somewhere in Quebec, when my friend (and support crew member) Weldon asked me how I was doing. He was expecting to hear ‘good’ but instead I was giving him a rundown of all the things I was dealing with.
He looked at me and said:  “Arvid, we don’t have time to deal with all your issues. Finish your double double and get on the bike”.
So this morning, after a warm shower and a short nap, I took Ruth out for breakfast. When we came home the weather had improved,  I fixed my bike problems and set out to test if ‘mega miles’ are also good for getting faster.
I set out to do a fast 100km. I was back in 2h, 55min, averaging 34.1 km.I have not been able to break the 3 hour mark in over 10 years.
Maybe there is hope for us old guys yet!

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2 comments on “Arvid, we don’t have time for all your issues
  1. Juergen L. says:

    Wow, Weldon! I’ll remember that line for next weekend in Oregon.
    2hrs 55m/100km, impressive!
    At that rate we should be done with RAO by Sunday brunch.
    Looking forward to it!
    Keep up the great work you do!

  2. Josh says:

    You’d give plenty of young bucks a good run for their money! Way to go:)

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