Choose Life. Choose a bike. Choose a career-break. Choose 24 gears. Choose a bloody long route, choose heavy panniers, beautiful spokes, 3-season sleeping bags and a 2-man tent. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and travel insurance. Choose fixed interest mortage repayments. Choose letting out your home. Choose lycra and matching waterproofs. Choose going it alone and wondering where the hell you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that bike watching scenery crawl by, stuffing energy bars into your mouth. Choose Ibuprofen and a range of over-the-counter painkillers. Choose dehydrating up that last 1350m pass on a hot day, breaking down in tears, staring blankly in the miserable dust, nothing more than a wrecked mumbling embarrassment to Lance.
Not us...we choose taking a lift to the top from Kostas - the man with the van.
Day 56.15km (Total 2896.4km)