16 January 2008

Piggies and killer rides

Piggies and killer rides

Training has been going well over the last few days. Too well actually. I seem to have overdone things again yesterday which leaves me completely buggered right now. Nothing that a bit of R&R can't fix though!

Then it'll be back into the 5hour rides with 90minute intervals… Fun and games!

Other than that I have been keeping myself amused on the roads by keeping an eye on all of the warthogs that are out in full force at this time of year. As it is so dry the piggies are gravitating towards the road sides where they might find the last few tufts of grass to nibble on.

Not being used to cyclists they all run as soon as they see/smell me and usually try to take out the farmers fences in the process of getting away from whatever atrocities I was about to bestow upon them.

This leads to some hilarious gymnastic action as the taughtly strung wires throw the pigs in all kinds of directions and even a broken fence pole here and there.

The best must have been when two small pigs were going for the same hole in a wire mesh fence. The result being that one of them did not quite make it and went slap bang into the fence, which acting as a trampoline, bounced the little blighter almost a meter backwards.

Being thick skinned he barely felt anything and kept on running, making I through the now uncongested hole a second time round.

Will have to try to get some pics, acrobatic pig pics should go down well!

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