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13 - 19 May 2012

RacingThePlanet: Jordan 2012 Blogs

Sand Sand Sand Part 2
14-May-2012 07:35:15 AM [(GMT+09:00) Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo]

Wot is it with this place...There is sand everywhere ....Soft, hard, flying about ....In your shoes and still as per yesterday in everywhere you can imagine ...I am sure you don't want to after 2 days without a shower !!!! No wonder only the Arabs want to live here !!!

 

Today started cool and cloudy with  by 10k of undulating soft sand ....Followed by 9k with a gentle 200m climb on soft sand .....Then a gentle decent on ...yep u guessed it!!!! And the final 9k on the stuff ......We went thru a really cool canyon about 5km from camp I guess you will see the pics on the site ...Glad I am not at my normal non race weight or there would still be a log jam up there!!!

 

Tom promises 10k over hot coals ...followed by 10k over broken glass .....A rusty nail hammered through your vitals at checkpoint 3 and pins in your eyes at the end.

 

No rusty sword weilding locals yet Milner ....Though there are a few days to go !!!

 

The award for the best budgie smugglers has gone to a new fellow that seems to have knitted his own ...I guess when they get wet they could act as long johns in the evening.

 

Funniset comment goes to an un named female that during a discusssion on the size of sleeping mats was quoted as saying "I would prefer a big one ....But i would blow it really hard !!!!" Doesn't take much to get us in fits!!!

 

Thanks for all the emails and comments guys .....  Great to know that for at least enough time to copy n paste you are thinking of me !!! hhaahaha   Seriously though Thanks it really cheers me up after a tough day in the trenches !!!

8 COMMENTS

tony.faahan-smith

Posted: 16-May-2012 12:16:50 AM

Keep going Harmony, obviously not going hard enough as it appears you still have your sense of humour. TFS

Coops

Posted: 15-May-2012 01:43:59 PM

Hope all is going well geez. Can't say as i have a great deal to send you joke wise, on account of the fact your my sole purveyor of jokes and you're on a facking jolly in Jordan. As much as I hate them the way city won the league was pretty funny, as was the way arsenal paid the WBA keeper to throw the game. Oh works shit, apparently the the eurozone hasn't solved the crisis after al and its about to hit the fan.....again.

flash

Posted: 15-May-2012 12:20:56 PM

Harmony, old mate, wow, what a race.Bit disappointed yr not leading the race after 2nd day. More relaxed trip for me this weekend going to Munich with Marco to watch Bayern-Chelsea. Good luck, especially the 80K. Will think of you mate. Flash

Ashley

Posted: 15-May-2012 11:49:29 AM

Hi papa Just found out yesterday that Africa came in 2nd in our sports day... Hope u love the sand cos u'll be seeing lots of it in Hawaii hahaha. I've replaced reading my book to reading ur blogs and breaking news. Anyway keep ur hopes up and I'll see u home soon( plus the medal...) hahaha..😂 Love ya Ashley😘

Shandy

Posted: 15-May-2012 07:33:03 AM

I know how much u love that sand stuff, u will stay in a hotel with a beach facing pool but u will never ever sunbathe on the beach n only ash could made swim in e sea....haha ...

Heather

Posted: 15-May-2012 05:40:44 AM

Glad to read your sense of humor is still what it was (ahem). Please don\'t post pics of the budgie smugglers... Sounds like you did all right today. Good luck tomorrow!! H

Heather

Posted: 15-May-2012 05:35:59 AM

Glad to read your sense of humor is still what it was (ahem). Please don't post pics of the budgie smugglers... Sounds like you did all right today. Good luck tomorrow!! H

AB

Posted: 15-May-2012 05:13:05 AM

LEAST SHE WILL BE SAFE WITH YOU..... " Prefers a big one" you are not in that equation.....

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