I think I’m all better now. Thank goodness my post-audax appetite has waned. Yesterday I ate my lunch at morning tea time and had to buy a second lunch. I followed that up with the full packet of biscuits from yesterday’s photo, topped it up with biscuits from another packet and then had a massive bowl of carbonara for dinner followed by rice pudding. And this morning I still weighed a kilo less than I did on Saturday morning.
I still couldn’t get out of bed in time for the long commute today but by the end of work I was raring for the full commute home. Just to test the legs out, I did the whole thing into a headwind. I went pretty slowly anyway and there was no zing in the legs but I have a feeling I’ll be trying to break the Crash Bang Wallop record tomorrow. Or kill someone else trying.
Luckily I avoided the rain on the way home but here’s how the city looked from across the river:
The headwind slowed me down today but there was another reason as well. Half-way along the South Perth path, I was passed by another cyclist, which isn’tall that unusual these days. However, I’ve never seen anyone pass me at a decent speed and then slow down again as quickly as this chap. I make it a bit of a policy not to pass someone who has just passed me as that could be perceived as the signal to start a commuter race so I was stuck sitting a few bike lengths back from this guy. I was hoping the flash from my camera might start him into action but I fear he must have used up all his energy in catching me. I was quite relieved when he turned off the path and I could speed up again.
And that’s it. With four days to go, my People’s Grand Tour tally has finally passed 1400km.