Thursday, 24 May 2007

Thursday, May 24th - D-Day minus 22 days

Preparations continue, with James finalising the route and beginning to book hotels. Both of us are keeping up the training intensity.

James took the bike (with fully-loaded panniers) on the train to Lausanne (on the lake of Geneva) and cycled back over 2 days (90 miles Saturday, 100 miles Sunday). It was his first experience of the full-scale distance and, apart from having the obligatory sore arse and wobbly legs, held up remarkably well for someone who hasn't cycled regularly since he was a teenager.

Here he is in all his glory on his 'Old Lady Special'!