Updated: Jan 19, 2019
A day of eye opening experiences and reminiscing
Childhood memories came flooding back today - ice creams, and buckets and spades all across the Cornish coves.
After cycling 43 miles, we ate lunch on a bench out the front of a newsagency in the village of nowhere. The owner came out to lend us a carrot peeler to, which reminding me of when I was a kid, being overseen by a shop owner when we gobbled down our penny sweets outside.
"Cycling LEJOG is a bit of an effort Tom, best do some training". Bugger
All day, Lucy applauded me for my small achievements. 'Well done Tommy' as I climbed a hill without stopping. As I cycled up those hills, I thought about the things I wasn't told about when I was younger - what to say on the phone if you ring a girl for a date and her parents answer the landline, how you kiss a girl for the first time or how you go about asking her father for his blessing to marry her (ok, last marriage reference).
This made me question why wasn't I told the following when I was younger (3 months younger) - "Cycling LEJOG is a bit of an effort Tom, best do some training". Bugger.
Day 2 down after 73 miles. 80 miles is on the cards for tomorrow. I have mixed emotions, main one being fear. If my childhood taught me anything it was through Crystal Maze - Face you fears. Get straight into that room with a giant spider and win that crystal!!
Route: Newquay to Holsworthy (with wrong turns) Distance: 73 miles Weather: Sunny and barely any wind