So a few weeks ago I got Blog-Tagged. This means that I must list five facts about myself, which can be any five things, thus my strange list of facts are:
1)I am color blind.....hence my boyhood dreams were dashed when I found out that going into the Royal Air Force as a pilot was not an option (I could have been an Air Force chef though!)
2)After finishing the 112miles on the bike at Ironman Florida I then had to do a Marathon......which was the first time I had ever done a marathon.
3)My first year at University was spent lodging in a Young Man Christian Association (YMCA) building. No I wasn't a member, the University just rented 200 rooms for Freshmen (and fortunately Freshwomen!). Some of those YMCA people were weird!
4)One of my fondest childhood memories is running around the pitch at Upton Park with the Junior Hammers in front of 20,000 people before the West Ham vs Derby County game....it was great despite the pouring rain and the mudbath of a pitch.
5)At the age of 10 and being an ardent cycling fan even then (blame Stephen Roche when he won the Tour, Giro and World Champs in 1987) I got my first disc wheel (some cheap old wheel cover but I thought it was the beez-kneez). Some 20 years later I managed to get my 2nd disc wheel...somewhat more expensive though!
I guess these aren't the most wild and interesting things but they are items that people probably don't know about me......no doubt Sarah can think up some more "interesting" ones!
Now who shall I tag? I only know a few people with blogs so Ben and Suzi, you're tagged!
- End of year summary for 2020. It ended up being my biggest year in a long time (since I was cycling to work in the UK) and certainly helped by not having to commute into D.C for 9 months. Now the trick will be trying to replicate in coming years as (or if) the commute returns. I definitely respond well to higher volume and that will be important as I look to some future goals. . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #strava #triathlon #swimbikerun #cycling #ultramantri #ironmantri
- Ride 2 of the #festive500 for 2020....below freezing for a couple of hours today but as the saying goes "there is no such thing as bad weather with the right clothing". . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #alwaysevolve #gorewear #cycling #cyclinglife #iridespecialized #specializedallez #ridemd
- Can we start planning on the race schedule for 2021? Progress is being made in the search for vaccines....lets hope so eh? Better start training just in case! . . . . #IFB #parvillacycles #unpavedpa #cyclinglife #vandessel #gravelride #cycling #ciclismo #cyclingphotos
- Ride 4 of the #festive500 with crisp and windy conditions....but look at that sky! Both indoor and outdoor riding has its place but you can't get the same views indoors. . . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #iridespecialized #specializedallez #cycling #gopro #swimbikerun #triathlon