Normandy 2010 – Day 2
The day dawned with skies of sunshine and clouds. We walked up to Cerisy la Salle to buy bread, pain au chocolat, cheese and ham and andouilles for a picnic later in the day. As this was the Saturday before the Duo Normand, I had to sign on for the race in the afternoon – our plan was to ride over to Marigny, pausing for a picnic en route.
Our picnic spot was by an old fish pond in Carantilly – we had baguette with comte cheese, ham and andouille. The ducks were amusingly “honky”, probably because we refused to chuck them any scraps! Then a short ride took us over to Marigny, where we arrived before Gerry. After a brief wander (to make sure he really wasn’t there), we cycled out along the course in reverse direction past “ghoul corner”, where we pasued to watch a few cyclists trying out the course. Then it was back to Marigny to meet up with Gerry and to sign on for the race.
Once we’d signed on, Carol and I left Gerry to ride round parts of the course (mostly rehearsing the steep descents) and set off back to the house, where later Gerry and I tinkered with Gerry’s bike. To make it work, you understand, despite the fact it was in clear violation of Team Grumpy rule #2.