Tuesday, 25 January 2011

A Legend Retires

Yesterday Lance Armstrong rode his last race in the pro' peleton in the Amgen Tour Down Under. For me he is one of the most inspirational sportsmen ever, and certainly the most inspirational of our generation.
To have beaten cancer and then to win the worlds hardest race, the Tour De France 7 times, gives hope to millions of cancer sufferers world wide. It's truly a tale of the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
It seems, at the moment, to be popular to question his achievements, to doubt whether a man could achieve what he is without some sort of illegal assistance, but I for one don't care. What I see is a man, who came back from the brink of death, to the very pinnacle of his sport, to which I can only stand back and applaude. Chapeux Lance, chapeux.
In the meantime check out this great interview by Welsh Cycling legend Geraint Thomas and LA himself. Funny! http://www.geraintthomas.com/videos/

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Monday, 24 January 2011

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Well it's been ages since I last posted, in fact over a year! Been feeling a little sorry for myself today, as I have a muscle spasm in my lower back, which is a) very painful and b) means I am unable to train. Pah!! But having read Irish Triathlete, Bryan Keane's Blog, I realise I shouldn't be down at all. Bryan got hit by a car on a training ride last year, and his outlook and humour on his road to recovery is quiet inspirational. Read more here, http://www.bryankeane.com/triathlete/?p=1479 it's VERY funny!
In the meanwhile, i'll console myself with Twitter and spending money on sport kit online. Always gauranteed to ease any ache or pain!
As they say in Abertawe, ciao for now:)