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13 - 19 May 2012

RacingThePlanet: Jordan 2012 Blogs

Stage 1
13-May-2012 02:02:40 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

First Day Done. Held it together ok today and quite pleased to only be out there for 7 hrs 14, as it was getting mighty hot (39 degs c) through the middle of the day. Spectacular camp site last night in the middle of Wadi Rum - TE Lawrence territory. Sanstone bluffs and red sand. It was like a film set. It probably was a film set- anything set on Mars and in the Bible - perhaps Planet of the Apes and Life of Brian. Took me a couple of hours to really get going, but once into my stride it was ok, kept my head down and cranked the kms. Annoying amount of soft red sand seeping into my shoes...but feet seem ok. In response to this blog can someone tell me the result of the British Premiership- was it City or United? Dear Wiliam and Sharon - many thanks for the Oliver quote - could do with some piled peaches and cream just about now. Hong Kong chaps- 6 days to the first beer - i am invisaging it already - it will be like the one in Ice Cold in Alex...frosted on the outside - but probably without Sylvia Sims. Tents are kinda groovy bedouin style - but not so good at keeping the sand out. I had better sign off now, so as not to hold up the other eager bloggers. Ready to crank out another one tomorrow...i think. Love and Best Regards to All
17 COMMENTS

John & Jeannette

Posted: 16-May-2012 12:51:05 AM

3 down 3 to go. Times looking very steady. Cold beers getting closer. Keep it going!

TM

Posted: 15-May-2012 11:39:38 PM

DG, doing well mate, hang in there. Hope the feet are in good shape

Streeters

Posted: 15-May-2012 10:18:03 PM

Awaiting progress report, but times look great. Hope the feet are still in tact and not too much sand friction! Keep it going. Streeters x

Simon and Liz

Posted: 15-May-2012 02:32:18 PM

Everyday closer to the beers - hoping all is well - see you soon Si and Liz

Shazza and William

Posted: 15-May-2012 01:31:44 PM

Good to see you back at camp after stage 3. You're doing a grand job out there, very consistant, well done. Hope the filming's going well. xx

jim

Posted: 15-May-2012 08:47:07 AM

City were tops, david, with 2 goals scored in injury time...last one in the dying seconds of the game. and it sounds as if you're doing fine....just keep it up, we're all watching your blog.. cheers, jim

Wubin

Posted: 15-May-2012 02:12:47 AM

Dg, yes JP TW was a walk in the park - FOR ERIC!! I'm still on a volaren high... Again, well done!

Eric LaHaie

Posted: 15-May-2012 01:40:54 AM

DG you are doing great. Saw Wubin and Kai in Japan last weekend for the Trailwalker there. It was a walk in the park compared to your journey this week. Keep it up!

Wubin

Posted: 15-May-2012 01:31:14 AM

Dg , Well done on Day 2!! Finished at 88 - good ranking and lucky number too... Hope the tent mates are fun - anyone brought an electric shaver this time??? Tape well and best of luck for Day 3!

Simon and Liz

Posted: 14-May-2012 02:03:14 PM

We always thought you were a film star !! Now you have found your arena !! - Good Luck and keep moving - With you every step of the way - well that's a lie - but have got the beer on ice - cheers - Simon ps/ Liz says if you need to dig deep, imagine you're a member of the Aussie cricket team & you'll draw all the resilience you need!!!

Heather & James

Posted: 14-May-2012 01:42:21 PM

Willing you on from South Bay Towers!! Well done for Day One!

william

Posted: 14-May-2012 10:24:45 AM

You must be eggtremely hot and egghausted. Take a break and fry the yolk. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA X20

rob morrison

Posted: 14-May-2012 10:08:23 AM

good going david, over 7hours would be a long work day for you, so treat it like a holiday !

Wheeltapper 8 x 8

Posted: 14-May-2012 06:40:11 AM

Nice work on Day 1. Keep on grinding it into the dust. Sunderland 0: Man U 1 at FT. Man City 3: QPR 2 at FT. But muchos drama before that happened.. QPR led 2-1 at 90mins. City equalise in extra time at 91m 15sec! City go on to knock in another at 93m 20s! Crowd goes wild!! On on!

shazza

Posted: 14-May-2012 01:09:05 AM

Donkey and carrot, Sylvia and beer. You're nearly there. Keep cranking. X

TM

Posted: 13-May-2012 11:51:28 PM

Nice start DG. Was this the long leg?

Shaza

Posted: 13-May-2012 10:48:49 PM

CITY. Off to make breakfast...full english? x

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