I was actually paying attention however a number of things have been happening in quick succession and demanding my complete focus - not least a new work project which is a combination of exhilarating/exciting/scary/incredible/unbelievable and much more.
And in the meantime there is an increasing amount of cycling taking place, not least to get the ardent participants in our London to Bruges challenge up and ready for the May 19th departure date.
Talk about commitment and enthusiasm - this group of individuals have it in spades. I have half a plan to bottle it somehow and flog it on eBay as a potent dis-inhibitor.
'Eau de Givitallugot' sounds like a catchy name, no?
Pronounced with a veritable French accent, I think: giv-ee-tail-hugh-go.
Anyway. Lots of kilometres under the belt (wheels), regardless of the weather or the conditions.
For the uninitiated, this is referred to as abiding by The Rules.
And proof of how hardy this bunch is, see the photo.
So wet, even my phone camera was blurry.
And rule #9 peeps, rule #9.