The Hunger Games – A Solo, Unsupported, Non-Stop Tour of Mont Blanc

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Blacking Out A momentary loss of consciousness.  Like a micro-sleep but without possible resistance.  One minute hugging the right side of the twisting Alpine road and a split second later traversing the centre line; long-honed instincts righting the listing bike before smashing into the asphalt.  Pull to a stop, head sagging, vision desperately seeking focus.  Endgame.  Make or break time.  The devastating realisation that failure could be grabbed from a success so tangible at this final juncture. Caffeine.  The drug of choice; a substance so potent it’d certainly be banned if not so prevalent.  The only possible salvation, and yet…

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Travels With The Tranny – Biking The Tour Of Mont Blanc

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F*ck, f***********ck screamed Brian, hurling his bike into the dust, the naked spindle of his SPD staring back up at him where the pedal body should’ve been.  Instinctively I began to run down the steep, rooty trail, sensing that this was a pivotal moment in our attempt with morale and motivation hanging in the balance.  The pedal part was easy to locate and not for the first time I thanked my running fitness as I jogged back up to my beleaguered friend.  The mood lightened fleetingly until we realised that hand tightening was insufficient and we’d no sensible option but…

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