Friday, January 16, 2015

It's almost here!

Its Tour Down Under time - that's a cycling 6 day cycling race - it's part of the international cycling circuit, and it's the first race in the years program. There's alot of hype about this years race - as Adelaide has gained international credibility for running a world class event, and it's Cadel's last year in Pro Racing - our very own Tour de France winner (2011).

Now, this blog is usually a passive, peaceful place to visit - as I ponder life, simplicity, mindfulness - but alas, for this one week - I'm about to get lost in the frivolities of sport.

I am also on holidays this week, and will be traveling to Adelaide to participate in Race events and spectator activities.One of these events is a major cycling event I've been training for over the past 4 months. I'll be doing the 151km journey that follows the race route on Friday 23rd Jan.I'm also doing the fundraiser for Bowel Cancer called 'the Undies Run' - a short run in my Undies for charity.  (probably wont post photos).

However, it's also my hope, that while I'm out of my usual routine, I will get time to be restful, simple and mindful.

It is also my intention to finalise my reading for the Japanese literature Challenge No 8! This is due to finish at the end of the month - and I've got a couple books left unfinished on my Kindle. It's time to conquer those!

Watch this space - I hope to report on my reading, pondering and touring activities here soon.


Jeanie said...

I can't WAIT for you to post about your Tour events. I'm excited too -- it means that the season is starting! Here where it is in the (farenheit) teens this morning, it's hard to believe we'll ever see bicycle riding/racing again. Poor Rick is going nuts, taking out his cycle dreams at the gym or cross country skiing (if there is enough snow). The other night he had friends for dinner and they started talking about their racing days. Old dogs.

Well, I wish all your Aussies well! And I look forward to a full report.

Oh, I meant to ask if you'd read Richard Moore's books "Slaying the Dragon" and his new one, "Etape" (or "Etage?" I've read the first (reviewed it on Chopsticks) and Rick is nearly done with the second and said he hates to finish it! You might enjoy.

Bellezza Mjs said...

When I saw your post and pictures, the first thing I thought was, "It's not time for the Tour de France, yet!" How silly of me, to lock into only some bicycle races in my mind. xoxo

I've done a terrible job of hosting the JLC8, but I am looking forward to seeing what you'll read. I'm hoping to read The Sound of The Mountain as a read-along for Tony's January in Japan which coincides with the JLC8.