Now this is a very cool bike with a brilliant paint scheme and the stickers are genius, as far as I'm aware WWII bombers wore a similar decal for raids run as a badge of honour. Hero's indeed. Now lets not get silly here, I'm no WWII hero (far from it) and neither am I the fastest man in the world in his choosen sport but this is a cool idea and although earning money to feed the family should be motivation enough I thought it would be nice to have some sort of mark to keep me motivated and show my achievement.
I realised the likelyhood of me actually getting a set of Cav's stickers to put on my bike were fairly slim (missing a trick there Cav, cause obviously you're reading), especially when you take into account how much I was actually willing to pay for stickers.
Needless to say I ended up on that famous auction site. I found all sorts of random stickers some fairly cool some pretty shit but aware that I needed something waterproof I searched for airfix model decals. I couldn't find anything nearly as cool as miniture sets of wings but I did find some quality useable decals from these guys
I went for the red stars as I wanted something that would stand out, I think it looks pretty cool.
So as you may have guessed I haven't actually won any Tour De France stages, in fact I've never even ridden a bike in France. This was for me to signify the number of days I've spent in the saddle, well the number or days I've commuted to work. I haven't driven to work since the 28th of March 2011, to do so would feel like defeat. This red star marks a 'century' of days riding. Quite an achievement I thought.
Century achieved 09/09/2011. 133 days completed YTD. Mileage 3025.4 YTD.
Just a little bit of motivation on those shit mornings when the rain is harder than the tarmac. Ow and as a friend keeps reminding me very similar to rewarding a small child for doing something good. Young at heart, I'll take that......