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Thursday, 2 February 2012

Ewan And Duff Nipping At Jack Frosts Nose!

With the Winter weather dropping to a wicked -24ish the intrepid Uberchallengers have had to forge their way across a frost covered wasteland and racking up an impressive double dunter of 21 and 18 mile cycles.

As far as the eye could see the ice had us in its unforgiving grip but we carried on through the frozen fields and treacherous cycle paths with a steely determination.

We overcame some truly dangerous situations but our toughest challenge was just around the corner as we reached our frozen nemesis in the shape of a colossal puddle that stretched as far as the eye could see, rather than walk away from the danger we faced it head on with Ewan the first to take the plunge.

It was possible it would seem, so with a heart the size of Aslans the mighty Ice Warrior Duff rolled up to slay this glaciated Dragon.

After definitely breaking my left buttock I heroically carried on until a mere 100 yards around the corner we met a frozen puddle that dwarfed my conqueror and we were well and truly between a rock and a hard place, however, with discretion being the better part of valour we took to the nearby foliage and circumnavigated our way to safety

We did eventually trek on and, despite my life threatening injury, we managed a best run of 21 miles making it all the way to the town made famous by 'The Scheme', Kilmarnock. As I was still smarting from my fall my willingness to pose for a celebratory photo in Kilmarnock was not at its greatest.

With that Saturday morning run behind us our Thursday cycle took us through Kilbirnie, Lochwinnoch and up to Kilbarchan it was a beautiful evening and we took advantage of the lack of wind by going further than we had initially planned.

It was a sterling effort that took us both by surprise as we clocked another impressive 18 miles and we got to enjoy the glorious scenery and despite how cold it is, this time of year can give you some of the best views Scotland can offer, even if there are over sized oafs in the way sometimes

So with that we will leave you with this wintry warning, Beware The Ice! Unless you want a left buttock that throbs for days, oh, and enjoy the crisp Scottish winter before the crisp Scottish Summer kicks in.

As a sneaky extra here is the video that didn't seem to work in the last blog, when you see my soul and rhythm you will realise why we went to the effort of sneaking it in at the end of this one, enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. Loving the blog ewanov! From your biggest fans, stephers, natters and haystacks! :D