Day 9 – nearly there ……
The morning started well – Robert went to NYC as planned and visited four locations. One proved awkward – a statute of Alice in Wonderland in the Central Park – but the rest was easy and it was a big points score
To be sure of enough finishing points, he “popped up ” to the Lake Placid area and bagged another big multiplier bonus
It was much cooler today, but the bike now runs rough whether it’s hot or cold – this really has become a limp to the finish
He has bought a few parts to see whether he could get the bike to run better t and put a new filter in, just on the off-chance that might have helped – but, unfortunately not
Robert – just face it, Hondas are shite ……… Lol !!!
As I mentioned earlier, Robert has taken great pains to point out that “he did not say that I was wrong – just that he was not right” These apparently to a German (oooops !! – Bavarian) are very different things ……. LOL !!
It was day 9 and there is the wall – a soft one, but a wall nevertheless …..
For Robert this means dropping the plan to go to the Lake Superior and instead, plotting a route directly back to the finishing control – he knows that taking the bike up there is too much of a risk.
Physically, he’s fine, but mentally, he’s exhausted and is now starting to experience slight vision issues (he will no doubt explain more when he writes his full report) However, the main thing is that he knows how to recognise it and then control it so it does not (in his words) “freak me out anymore” He does comment though that it is strange to see a sloping lake !!!!.
So from tomorrow on he will take his time to get back in a relaxed manner
He will have a good nights sleep – he stopped earlier than planned in Syracuse – but that is no bad thing.
This close to the finish, he should take no chances ………..