Sunday, 9 March 2008

"30 in 30" Days 2 & 3

Day 2 was a short, simple spin for an hour. The rest of the day was spent hacking in the dirt and shifting wood at Eastnor Castle, scene of the 24hour Mountain Mayhem race, with Ickle Paul and Quad Ben to start some trail building for this years race.

Day 3 - an off-road ride that covered 4 miles of the new Mountain Mayhem course. It took 1hr10mins. That's all I'm going to say about that.

Shovelling dirt, humping wood and swinging a pick axe for two days is quite a full body workout when you're not used to that level of manual work; and it does wonders for the physique - if you happen to find female body builders or Russian shot-putters attractive? Personally, I don't. Tone is one thing, rippling latissimus dorsi and veiny deltoids are completely different! And my forearms currently resemble Popeye after his spinach.

I can't imagine how much all of this is going to hurt in the morning. Hopefully it will be worth it. But as my Mum always says, 'when are you going to grow up and stop playing in the mud?'

Never Mum, never.


G as in Chris said...

I'm older than you and I'm still playing in mud. Have no plans to quit any time soon, either.

Anonymous said...

1 hour 10 for 4 miles ?, did you stop for anything ;-)

Anonymous said...

good job , toughest course ever ''fanks to sar's and ben

simondbarnes said...

I'm glad I won't be racing :)

Shelly said...

Toughest course ever - eek!! Make those solos suffer :o
Sorry we missed you, we were also playing in the mud :)