A second blow within reach of Edinburgh

July 29, 2009

“We’ve had a second blow to the team. My Achilles Tendon has swollen to the extent that I am no longer able to pedal with my left leg. Yesterday afternoon was hell, and within 30 minutes of Edinburgh I had to make the very upsetting decision to retire from the ride.

I can’t tell you how fustrated I am, particularly with this weather! The cold has really played havoc, and although the ‘machines’ were performing brilliantly, the ‘men’ have had some rotten luck.

Our soul survivor Simon is bravely striving onwards against this appalling rain and the driving winds. We’ll keep you posted- he may just make it!”


5 Responses to “A second blow within reach of Edinburgh”

  1. Sarah Alex Says:

    Sad sad news, and we are all so desperately sorry
    for you. As Confucius say…Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
    Take care….and does this mean we don’t have to pay up now??? 🙂

    All of us at the Dovecot.

  2. Loring Says:

    Hi Shaun,
    Sorry to hear that you and Dan are out. I know you had been training for this. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for Simon.

    Rest up for that big ride we will go on in Vegas, I’ll get the MK3 ready for you.


  3. Dear Shaun, Dan and Simon,
    It seems like hundreds if not more people in the USA have referenced your blog. You are one of the few riders documenting events in any sort of real time. There is a blog called “Research Trailer Park” with audio tweets on the road that add some flavor to your posts. One report was 40 mph winds and some rain along with it. When I read Dan had trouble I knew the event must be unusually rough. I know you are disappointed but injuries like these can cripple you if not respected. Let’s hope Simon can soldier on and the weather improves. Word is they extended the time limit because of conditions. If you possibly can, watch the last rider finish. Your will learn something in that. Yours in Moultoneering, Gilbert

  4. Bryony Says:

    You’ve done absolutely amazingly in such awful weather.

    Well done you should be really proud and we can’t wait to see you

    Bryony xx

  5. kyffin family Says:

    to Three amazing men,

    You were doing so well, we are So Sorry to hear this terrible news. we feel your pain, well some of it. 🙂

    Huge respect to you all. Well done what an example you have set to us all.

    It was so good to see you on Monday, Beth and Zeb, well, and me too, were completely blown away by what you have done!!!

    Simon keep going, Be Strong.

    kyffins x 4

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