Friday, April 29, 2011
Darren Faill made it to Barcelona for Maggie's
10:31 am gmt
CONGRATULATIONS D, I'm so full of admiration, I feel like bursting!
Have a well-earned rest before you make
your way back.
"If God is willing
Friends until the end
from the song Barcelona by freddie mercury & montserrat caballe
Maggie's T-shirt opens doors
10:27 am gmt
When I was down at Granton Harbour on Sunday a girl came up to speak to me becasue she recognised the Maggie's T-Shirt
I had on. Turned out we had met before in Maggie's as she is a part-time volunteer and we had previously talked non-stop
Thanks Dorothy for your support, it was lovely meeting you again.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
4:56 pm gmt
I am at the planning stage. Planning how to get there, which route I will take, where to stay,
how many kms. per day, what will I take, etc.
I've joined an online forum for Cycling
to Santiago. The "pilgrims" there have so much information. There is even a thread about when people are going
and asking if anyone else wants to cycle with them.
It's also a good way for me to record everything. A great checklist! I've started to cycle more intensly
to get my fitness levels up but decided to start a spinning class from week after next more for the anaerobic /aerobic exercise
to get me fit enough to cycle the 200kms I intend to cover.
Trying out new cleated Pedals
I've just had fitted my new pedals - crankbrothers CANDY xc / all mountain pedal 3 . As this is my first attempt at
cycling with cleats I was pretty nervous to try them out with my beautiful Shimano SPD M40's shoes. All I thought about
was "wait 'till you get up these mountains in Spain. It'll be much easier! ". After a few attempts at
trying to click the left foot in I succeeded. There is a bit of a knack to it and I'm sure it will come naturally sometime.
I did remember to twist my ankle to free myself from them though but it was easy with no traffic and practising in my buildings
integral car park - no embarrassment if I fall off here! :-)
3:40 pm gmt