“Are we nearly there yet?”

“Are we nearly where yet?”

“There – wherever it is we’re supposed to be going.”

“Don’t you know? Didn’t you study the route plan last night?”

“I didn’t know there was one. What channel was it on?”

“It wasn’t on a channel. It was on a piece of paper, a thing called a handout.”

“Who was handing them out? I didn’t see one.”

“Were you or were you not at the meeting last night?”

“What meeting?”

“The one where all the teams got together and briefed their riders. The one where the organisers revealed the route for today and gave out the caveats.”

“Oh, man!”


“I always seem to miss out when there are freebies to be had.”

“There weren’t any freebies.”

“What about these caveats you said they were handing out?”

“Caveats aren’t goodies, they’re warnings, advisories, things we have to know about.”

“So what do we have to know?”

“Before I answer that, can I ask you something?”

“Of course.”

“If you weren’t at the meeting last night, and you don’t know the route of today’s stage, how come you’re pushing to be in front?”

“Better view. I didn’t fancy spending all day looking at a load of other blokes’ backsides.”

“Do you know how the peloton works?”

“The what?”

“The peloton.”

“No, I don’t know how the peloton works, and shall I tell you why I don’t know how the peloton works? I haven’t got the faintest clue what the peloton is!”

“What team are you with?”

“Me? I support Doncaster Rovers.”

“Which team are you riding for? Who pays your fee? Whose colours are you wearing?”

“Sorry, you’re not making sense.”

“Let me try a simple one. Why are you riding with us today?”

“Why not? It’s a free country, it’s a nice day and it gets me away from the wife and kids for a couple of hours.”

“Oh, pedal on!”

This was written in response to Kreative Kue 262 published on this site.

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  1. Hello Mr. Channing. I have Nominated you for the Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award. I hope you will reply with a blog post about this Award. This is on my page.
    Thank you and stay safe .

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    1. Good morning, Rishika. I am very grateful to you for nominating me for this award but I shan’t be following it through. I’ve been actively blogging since 2006 and decided about ten years ago not to accept any peer awards that require me to nominate multiple recipients.
      I enjoy your blog and I wish you every success with it, as I wish you health and safety at this trying time. For myself, I want everything back to normal so my wife and I can take our planned trip to Kerala in October.

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