What a weekend. Amazing. Drove to Sheffield on Sat for a big family party. Great cakes & tea. Me, dad and Uncle Phil kept escaping to see Cav gain a 2nd place in the sprint all on his own. And apparently he misses Mark Renshaw in the bedroom... Funny
Dr Pete came over and along with Pugh we went to a random party and ate the cake we took for the birthday girl. Bar1 next for D&B sounds and then home to bed with a wobbly head. Low key but high fun.
the only person who can legitimately wear boat shoes and no socks.
You can too when you've sailed across the Atlantic.
Bolehills the next day went off. Almost everyone showed up, the weather held off, the wind was right and ATs chili chicken was smashing. Best session there for ages. Thank you everyone.
Monday was pretty spontaneous too - went wakeboarding for the first time. Warren is a bit of a regular and showed us the ropes. Like being on a really fast drag lift, on water. Crashing doesn't hurt till the next day. My neck hasn't ached this bad since I saw Pendulum at the Brixton Academy years ago.
Great fun all weekend except for the drive home. New engine needed for the Manta. No really!
Amazingly I've made it into the top 250 images in this years Red Bull Illume contest out of the 22,764 photos entered. The slideshow has been on for a couple of months and I've watched it for hours and seen my photo only once! Now you can see all the finalists in about 5 mins. So pleased - its not really sunk in.
Going hard out there. Don't know who, how, or why but Здравствуйте(hello) to the visitors to RB.com from Minsk. And Moskow. And Odintsovo, Kallingrad, St Petersburg, Novomoskovsk, Khanty-Mansiyk, Belarus and everyone else who may not be that far out.
In other news the helix has been mostly zip tied together. I'll get the screen polished as a treat then be off for an MOT as soon as that pesky V5 turns up. Such a daft machine but it makes me smile and is really comfy! Bet you I can fit my BMX on there...
Managed to watch more of the tour this year than I've ever seen before. Thanks Eurosport. Bit emotional on Thursday egh? So glad Cav is back doing what he does best. Good lad.
Talking of good people, here's some outtakes from the Cancellara shoot in Bern the other month. The new Cyclesport is out with the full interview so go and check it out. Great day out in the sun - even got to ride electric bikes with the big man. Irony!
Amazing job just before I left for Switzerland. Vinnie from Pantera in his new band HELLYEAH. Lots of beer, a fantastic old Ford and a great big crate of lights from Direct. The gig was great - even had a Shaun White-alike getting bundled in the pit.
In the meantime enjoy this photo of the new Scott F01 Road bike unveiled at the TDF in Rotterdam on Saturday. The shoot was at the Mercedes wind tunnel. They had some gravity racers lying around in the back - aero go-karts with posh brakes. Looked so much fun.