Olympic Tickets Ride – 27th July
Bit of a strange day really, with some highs and lows.
Had to go to the funeral of an old friend and work colleage, Steve Harrison, who died suddenly while on holiday in Turkey. It was a bit of a nightmare getting him back to the UK apparently. Anyway, he turned up for his own funeral.
His wife had asked me to be one of the pall-bearers, it was a bit nerve racking to be honest, but we managed to carry him to the furnace without dropping him. I’m sure if we had, he’d have been looking down laughing his head off, he was that kind of guy. He was carried in with the theme from the TV show Danger Mouse playing! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE7WrEidvyY
Once home I headed off to get tickets for the Olympic Womens Football Quarter Final, I’m taking my Mum for her birthday present. Fingers crossed team GB will win their group and they will be playing, but Brazil are in their group too, and are pretty handy, so it could be them.
Back home and there were two letters on the mat, one the cedit card bill that had all the expenses for the Alps trip on, the other was more intriguing. With an air mail sticker on and Hertz car rental logo and France return address on the back…. Inside was a letter in French with some costs detailed. I’ve managed to roughly translate it. They’re charging me £19 for admin costs to send my details to the French traffic Police in relation to a traffic offence… It seems I may be being done for speeding or something else! Will the nightmare of the Alps Holiday ever end?
Ride – #123 Bike – ’12 Salsa Mukluk
Miles – 5.7 Total 2012 miles – 2563.7
Strava – http://app.strava.com/rides/14854361