Hi everyone in Blogland!
I'm Hilary, Mick's wife, and I've been given the monumental task of filling in a few 'today' blanks. You all know the expression, 'well follow that...' then you know how I feel.
If you're wanting geographical details, calorific statistics or indeed anything technical, well, I'm afraid I'm not your man ( or woman )
What I can tell you is that Mick has done 89 miles plus today from Inverness to Pitlochry. It's taken him about 11 hours. The wind was ok, the weather glorious and he's now a very tired little bunny! No doubt that's not a very technical term, but it works for me!
His ride has been, from what I can gather, as expected, except for
an incident with the chain and what I understand to be 'bottom sprockets'. I'm sure that when Mick has WiFi again he'll explain all.
When I spoke to my wonderful husband, apart from sounding tired and urgent, I knew he was in need of food, sleep and beer, though not necessarily in that order!
Tomorrow he'll be on his way to Edinburgh, where he'll be staying in a Youth (that's a laugh) Hostel. It's from there, he expects to be able to blog again.
Whilst taking a break in Aviemore, a couple came up to Mick and gave him a donation for the cause! People really are lovely! And when I spoke to Mick an hourish ago, people were busy taking photos and asking pertinent questions. Fantastic!
Meanwhile, back at base camp, I have a cold and I'll be back at work tomorrow!
Thanks for having the patience to read my drivel, but mostly thanks for following Mick's progress. X