Good morning folks
I trust this finds you in fine festive form and that you’re enjoying the New Year!
A busy old week; work, training and dodging fireworks.
New Year in Lima is a noisy affair, don’t plan on getting an early night.
(Nor a lie-in on the 1st either, our amazing neighbours appear to have acquired a new, even noisier Cockerel, so from 5-10am we have a natural alarm clock, with a 3-minute snooze!)
Yellow undies on, resolutions made, 12 grapes scoffed and feeling positive about the year ahead…
A good chance to have a retrospective look-back at 2016. A good year in which I made some new mates, got my running mojo back and made some progress at work. A not-so-great year in which the Black Dog was lurking in the shadows and we said goodbye to the Clunk.
Does the previous year have any bearing on the year ahead?
Will I ever learn from the lessons dished out?
Here is a pictorial record of 2016…
Bike licence (if at first you don’t succeed…)
Never, ever watch Star Wars-dubbed!
Never, ever buy a second-hand laptop off a dodgy Russian!
Never go to the Highlands in the wet season.
Escape from Lima.
Clunkboots do exist in clown’s feet sizes, but they take some finding…
Nipper’s birthday (terrible twos had started long before…)
(Making me wear a winter down jacket in summer, whilst she fanned herself!)
Watch out for bearded beasts!
Bad guts are no fun.
22 years without a day off sick, finally rewarded!
Self doubts :-/
Queen’s birthday bash!
Clunk tinkering. Do NOT lose this spring…
Up, up and up to Ticlio! (8 metres higher than the summit of Mont Blanc).
Lima Marathon (again).
Finding my mojo on the fells…
Very close Clunk shave.
Best get some new (gardening) gloves!
Previous Clunk mechanic does a runner (with my bra$$)
Luckily I found these trustworthy chaps, LIMA HONDA PARTS S.R.L.
Into Las Montañas
Dreams of becoming a toenail model in tatters…
Into Las Montañas (part II)
Into Las Montañas (part III)
Buy and sell pushbike in the same month
3rd Vet 40 & 9th overall in Desafio Huarochiri.
Mongol Rally film World Premiere!!!
Doubtful Round exploration.
Back on the pop!
Serpost break all records (for slowest ever delivery)
Pride become a fall (or buying new spikes at 44 years old precedes an injury, they are still new!)
Maro Piper, the best Physio in the land.
Back to the fells…
Tosh is back!
First at the Ambassador’s Do.
(Followed by a 9am Christmas party for the Nipper)
Then at the Work’s Do (where over-exuberance resulted in a “Dry” Christmas/New Year).
Christmas itself suddenly showed up one sunny day…
A wee bit of festive season training in between placements exams followed.
And ramraiding Christmas came New Year…
Which brings us right up to right now!
So, resolutions or no resolutions, have yourself an AWESOME 2017.
Thanks for reading (both of you).
Stay tuned for more illogical Lima nonsense, every Monday morning on the Superclunk.com blog.
Johnny, Lina & the Nipper