Sunday, 12 April 2009

Bless the weather

This has not been a typical Easter as far as the weather goes, although one could be forgiven for thinking it has been.
On (Good) Friday at Herne Hill we had Paris Roubaix rain. Well cold drizzle really. The programme was abandoned about 1/3 of the way through which is a first for recent years. I can remember coming home with sunburn and a dose of panda-eyes on a couple of occasions in the last 4 or 5 years or so and I can't remember the last time this meeting was abandoned. Not good.
Sunday, today, for Paris Roubaix the weather was perfect for an outdoor track meeting and far from classic Roubaix rain, mud, s**t and bullets, but even so has produced one of the most dramatic issues of the biggest day of the year in recent memory. Tomorrow is our club "Easter Egg" 10 season opener. I'm praying for sun and no wind. We'll see, but in these perverted days I'm not holding my breath.
All those doing their gardening or indulging in Holy Carmunion probably think its been a good day weather wise but we know better, don't we?


Turn off the phone. DO NOT knock on the door. Get out the Leffe and do not disturb until four o'clock because Paris Roubaix is on.