It’s a little after 4.30 am here in Lillehammer and I`ve just learnt the news that Pepa is Roberts girlfriend !! If nothing else, by keeping this surrogate blog for him, I`m getting to know who all of his friends and family members are ……………..
On another note, a text message from him and just woken me up – again !!!! (for the third day running !!!! – Jeez, I feel like I`m riding the damn rally myself)
As Pepa commented, it was 3 hours out of leg 2 that he lost and so he is now preparing to ride through the night to make up some time. Those of you who have access to his Spot will know exactly where he is right now. For those of you that do not, all I can say is that he has 45 hours of leg 2 left and is currently 2000 miles away.
Some of you reading this blog will be already IBA members and will be thinking 2000 miles in almost 48 hours is a relatively easy ride – it`s just two SS1000 rides after all …….. But Robert remember has already been on the road for 5 full days. Each “just an SS1000” becomes ever more difficult for him.
He has just told me that he’s switched from “Comfort zone” ro “Rally Mode” due to the tyre incident. I’ve told him to show restraint still …….
No doubt you will be thinking I’m a “bit of an old woman” in keep telling Robert to hold back.
Maybe I am, but I know what’s coming next for him and remember, although Leg 1 was a four day ride, he’s only just over a third through the rally, with the tough two-thirds still to come …..
Right, I’m back off to bed now to have the rest of my nights sleep. Robert, on the other hand, will be heading west …….