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Time to get BARMY!

Just learning some British slang...#NBD

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"The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world." -Oscar Wilde

Does this translate over to cyclists who can dominate London roads? Well. I suppose it doesn't matter because I am far from mastering them. Today google maps told me I had 2 miles to travel from our flat to the park where I could do some intervals. It took me 30 minutes, totaling over 5 miles. I loooove riding my bike in circles. After 5 miles I found the park. However it took me another 7 minutes to find the entrance. #sooowarmedup. I'd say after todays performance I'm more of a C-/D+ student on the road right now. Tomorrows another day to try again!

Thank goodness triathlon courses are 1. closed to traffic 2. marked with signs 3. cone off wrong ways. 4. have volunteers with loudspeakers and 5. have volunteers with loud voices. Otherwise I would be lost. Actually, despite all those things I have gotten lost on a bike course once. But those are still good odds, better than the daily commute around this insane city.


Packet pick-up = Check
London Latte = Check
Get lost walking from the Tube to the Flat = Check
Interval Ride & Really good brick run = Check
Video chat with this ridiculously handsome guy I know = Check ; )

That's the day in a nutshell.

How about some trivia?

London Fun Facts

1. The nursery rhyme Pop Goes the Weasel refers to the act of pawning one's suit after spending all one's cash in the pubs of Clerkenwell.
2. London was the first city to reach a population of more than one million, in 1811. It remained the largest city in the world until it was overtaken by Tokyo in 1957.
3. The only true home shared by all four Beatles was a flat at 57 Green Street near Hyde Park, where they lived in the autumn of 1963.
4. Events at the 1908 London olympics included rugby, standing jumps and tug-o-war.
5. Medieval London had a 'pissing alley' and a 'shiteburn lane'.

New Word of the Day:

"Barmy" - If someone tells you that you're barmy they mean you have gone crazy. If something is described as barmy it can also mean 'wild' (*best said in a british accent, really drawing out the 'aarrrrr' sound)

Quote of the moment:



F-ing World Championships: 2 days 10 hours 15 minutes

Important Note: Sending love to everyone in Boulder! I heard over 9 inches of rain this week, people are buzzing about it here. It's amazing to see people reaching out to help one another as things get crazier. Stay dry, stay positive and I'd say go splash around a bit...but you'd get dysentery so maybe stay inside, kick your feet up and have a bottle of wine.

Important Note #2: I can't thank everyone enough for your support, kind words, hugs, 'likes' and best wishes for this event. It's amazing to hear from friends old and new, near and far. You guys are so stinkin' cool, so appreciated and loved very much.

Here's to peace, riding between double decker buses and race number 30423,

Posted by AubreyJ 13:09 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged london. triathlon. multisport. teamusa Comments (0)

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