Monday, November 09, 2009

What a tool

This is NOT me, but I did see a few face plants whilst I was there.

The race went well, I didn't fall off, my bike didn't break and I think I did a reasonable time of about 56 minutes.
"About 56 minutes?" I hear you all ask.
"Surely you should know exactly what your time was because you had an electronic timing chip attached to your bike according to the instructions on the Slush Cup homepage. This should record your time precisely"
"Ah yes." I may reply, "what was that about instructions for attaching the chip to your bike? Is it really important to have that plastic thing under the chip?"
Yes apparently it was so I didn't get any times registered for my 3 laps and as a consequence, I will have to start at the back for the first race. I hope I do well enough to move up through the field for the races that follow, but I must admit I was a little disappointed*.
*I was only disappointed that I didn't get the time after all the effort I put in to not have to start at the back for the races. I should have come somewhere between 210 and 225 out of 320 starters so I wasn't exactly setting the field on fire!


  1. Anonymous8:52 pm

    Do I understand that you didn't attach the chip to your bike?
    Did you leave it on the kitchen table?
    Well done, anyway - 56 mins sounds good to me.
    We just took 1hr 56 min to get hime.

  2. Anonymous8:56 pm

    I did attach it but not correctly :-(

  3. Anonymous9:16 pm

    don't blow a gasket!

  4. I didn't get angry at all actually which was a surprise to me as well. It was my fault, there were clear instructions that I failed to remember and follow correctly so it didn't work.
    The attitude of the guy at the race irritated me a little, but not enough to get angry.
    At least I have a chance of passing some people in the race if I start at the back.

  5. Anonymous5:29 pm

    Every cloud.......