30/08/2012 | 6 comments
Desk Jockey Paul actually beats Loic Bruni in the qualifying race but still gets caned by a guy with only one leg!
Here’s what Desk Jockey Paul says:
I went back up the following day to get a proper timed run in, but I had a pretty big asthma episode in the snow and had to call it a day half way down. I was really annoyed but there wasn’t anything I could do.
As you can see from the video, things didn’t quite go to plan….well….about 100 places away in fact! This trip is something I will never forget though: all the build up to the race, the people I met and the places I’ve ridden have been fantastic. Stopping riding for so long is one of my biggest regrets and can only say that all the stuff you find outside of riding is no where near as fun.
There have been a bunch of people that have encouraged, given me advice and helped over the past 7 months and I’d like to say thanks below:
Dom, Sam, Si and Johnny that came on the trip. You were pretty patient and motivated me by repeatedly saying I was being a pussy, pretty much every time we rode
Dave Arthur, you’re a roadie now but cheers all the same
Dave Jacquin for the tips and bits
Ed, Mike and Billy for helping me out with kit and checking in on how things were going
Chris @ Trek for selling me the Slash
Pat @ Ison for doing me some deals
All the guys at Factory who didn’t really get what I was doing but wished me luck all the same
My Mum…..you have to thank your mum
Everyone else who I’ve not named!
I’ve got the bug for racing and setting myself challenges, I’ll go back to the mega but for now will keep it in the UK! Cheers for watching.”