I have to admit to beginning to actually like New York. Ok, don’t shoot me but it is not bad. There is a huge amount of different cultures all around you while you are out and about – I like that. What does leave me a little perplexed though, and this is of course the same in all cities – people just don’t say hello in passing, rarely I get a smile but never ‘good morning’. So tomorrow while I walk up to the car rental on West 83rd street, I am going to say good morning to everyone I pass. Of course, they will all shit themselves and think I am mental and about to stab them but that won’t be the case.
I have also decided that New York is an English version of the latin name ‘Flangemus Giganticus Fabrique’ or in plain English ‘ Giant Flange Factory’. The amount of tidy units I see out and about just isn’t right. I expect city dwelling chicks, much like their city pidgeon counterparts to be manky and deformed from all of the pollution – but here, it just aint so!
So I recommend a visit to New York if you haven’t already done so but I also recommend that you do it soon. As soon as those nasty terrorists have a nuclear device, you can bet your bottom dollar that New York is gonna get it and be uninhabitable for the following century. It is everything that those religious nutters despise about western civilisation.
Now lets get onto the record breaking. It has been a monumental weekend for me – mentally monumental in fact. Saturday saw me score a new long distance record for running, a single run of 10.27 miles which was also a weekly total best AND a monthly total best and it’s not even the end of the month yet!
If that sounds inspirational, check out today’s effort. I hit the mountain bike hard, riding a route in reverse due to a big hill that I wanted to try and crack my top speed record of 36mph. I was hoping for 40mph but instead I was blessed with a top speed of 44.6mph – ON MY MOUNTAIN BIKE!!!!!!!!! I have no doubt that as a child, I was a constant source of worry for my mother – she probably expected that to stop as I got older!
Steve Brown – beat that without hanging onto the side of Penelope Pitstops’ Car !!
The story doesn’t stop there though. I rode away from the boat, across George Washington Bridge, back down the New Jersey side of the river, onto Staten Island and then got the ferry to Manhattan before racing some dude on his road racing bike for the 5 miles or so back to the boat ( I won of course – I think he bailed out a block too early, the pace was too hot for him) – total distance???
51.44 miles – and that is after running 10 miles yesterday – fit as a butchers dog I am.
Now it is time for me to sign off but not before I tell you about the photo I took yesterday morning while walking to the post office. It was so fecking hilarious that I actually stopped and pulled my phone out to take a picture. Take a look in the America 2012 section once more, it will be my last upload from New York – when you find it, leave a comment on it – I promise, you will know when you have found it
That’s all Folks
Have a moan - the beers are on me !!