For some time now I have been struggling. Struggling to cycle, struggling to blog....sometimes just struggling to get up in the morning. If I were a cycle you could say that I had lost a few spokes and my chain had snapped. One of my excuses for not doing my blog was because I had lost the battery charger for my Camera and was unable to take any pictures. How lame !!!! One of my excuses for not cycling was that I had lost focus.
Last week my new battery charger arrived and as I plugged it in I heard a 'ping' on my computer indicating that I had some incoming E mail.
On looking it was an E mail from my brother Paddy in Houston. It was confirmation that he had entered me in for next years MS150 Houston to Austin ride in April. It will be my 4th. He had also booked my flight and told me that we might be doing the Natchez trace immediately after the MS 150. For those of you who think that I might be talking about a Gastro tour around the finest Mexican restaurants in Texas - you are mistaken. The Natchez Trace is a an unforgettable road that stretches 444-miles from the Mississippi River in Natchez through the Shoals area in Alabama across Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau and on to Nashville. I now have more focus than a zoom lens and a camera to record all of my training. My bucketful of excuses has run out.........................Off to spinning classes.