**WARNING!** THIS POST CONTAINS A CHEEKY IMAGE WHICH THOSE OF YOU OF A SQUEAMISH DISPOSITION HOPEFULLY WILL HAVE A LAUGH AT!
The excitement is reaching fever pitch at “Matilda’s Rest” with only three more sleeps to go, so this is probably the last posting before me, the “old git” and the “old gal” – aka “Team Tandem Ecosse” – head off for Burgundy.
Just a quickie really, as it’s all go – what with the packing, and list making, and of course the new list making! I mean, if you sit still long enough the “old git” will either pack you or attach you to his lists on his officious looking clipboard!
But the long-suffering “old gal” – who has been doing lots of sweet smiling – knows it’s all to ensure that nothing is left to chance, and we have everything we could possibly need with us to cover every eventuality.
Last night it was my turn for final preparations, and the “old gal” gave me a nice wash and polish up. I must say, if I was chocolate I would eat myself as my paintwork is really gleaming! I even got my chain lubricated – and you know what a difference a wee bit of lubrication can make at my age!
Next up, it was checking the tool kit, and the first aid kit, before packing them into my nifty panniers – which also now contain emergency hi-vis vests, a picnic kit, and suncream!
Yes the suncream (and sunglasses) hopefully will be essentials as the forward weather forecast for the area around Beaune is showing 30 C for the first few days of tandeming on the tour of the Vineyards and Villages of Burgundy. The duo could possibly even return home with Tour de France arms!
So that’s me all packed and raring to go. The “old git” and the “old gal” just have to get their tandeming gear together now, and pack up their other clothes.
So the schedule is mad packing Friday night, I get packed into Tandem Transporter Saturday afternoon, then the “Grand Depart” on Sunday at 8am.
Just before I go – as the “old git” is mouthing off some other instruction – I wanted to show you this cheeky tandeming mock-up image that a pal of the “old gal” sent her via Facebook. I mean, it fair took my breath away!
A cheeky image of how one of the “old gal’s” pals see the dynamic duo! Shocking!
As if you would ever see the “old gal” and the “old git” tandeming like that. I mean the “old git” never wears socks with his sandals. That is just a major no!!!!
But I had a quick word with them both, just in case, and they have both promised that they will not be getting up to any of that behaviour in Burgundy – after all, as the “old gal” said: “Naked tandeming would be a bit sore on my bum!”