Thursday, 31 July 2014

Are things falling into place for the 2014 Duo Normand?

It’s been a while since Team Grumpy blogged at this site. In fact, Team Grumpy riders haven’t raced together as a 2-up team at all this season, after a minor scheduling disaster ruled out the Port Talbot Wheelers 25 mile 2-up which usually kicks of the season for the team.

Our grumpy heroes haven’t been wasting their time however. While not really exhibiting what might be termed sparkling form, both riders have seen a gradual improvement to their solo time trialling efforts, judged both from their times and from their result sheet positions relative to other riders.

Team Grumpy (mostly due to the sterling efforts of ‘Grumpy’ Art Vanderlay) has already (a) entered the Duo Normand, (b) arranged accommodation, (c) arranged ferry crossings and (d) sorted out racing licences. 

So everything is in place. 

And of course Team Grumpy is now awaiting a performance destroying event to bring the whole tottering edifice down in rubble. Not that Team Grumpy is in any way pessimistic, though. Whatever happens at the race itself, the team is sure to have a fair amount of fun trying.