Hubby is doing part of the cycle round Taupo this weekend. It’s the first time he has done it. He decided to enter after a guy at work chatted to him about it and has been training with 50-60 km rides around the Hutt. For his first time hubby was registered for the 3rd leg, but as there are only 2 riders on his “team” (the first rider doing legs 1 & 2), hubby is hoping to also complete the 4th leg.
It’s been interesting seeing his new obsession – and the shopping that needs to be done for it. Lots of packages have been arriving via post and courier. All with hefty price tags. I’m feeling the need for a splurge myself on my own obsession….. wonder what it is that makes us get all competitive over spending on our respective hobbies!! 😆
We are all travelling north for the race tomorrow. We’re staying at the group organised accommodation at a camp in Mission Bay. So far it seems quite an easy lark for us – the team organisers (there was I think around 6 people in total doing the race – plus cling-ons) are doing a lot of stuff like food etc on all of our behalf. Quite literally we are rolling up to the camp ground tomorrow night with sleeping bags and a bit of luggage and then hanging out.
The Mr’s and I are going to spend the Saturday mucking around in Taupo. I’m sure there will be lots of stuff for us to explore and find. And I believe there is carnival type stuff happening around the event this year. Taupo will be heaving with people I’m sure!! Mr 7 must be looking forward to it because he was telling his teacher that he will be taking part in it next year. Nothing like goals!! 😆
Speaking of Mr 7, I was updated this afternoon by his teacher and he has had a good week. She said that his concentration has improved a lot. Thank goodness! Now……….. if only he would remember to bring his listening ears home after school as well!!