My Life As The Tellytubby: 2015 Tour Down Under Stages 1 & 2

Peloton Cafe || The Yellow Tellytubby at the 2015 Tour Down Under

Peloton Cafe || The Yellow Tellytubby at the 2015 Tour Down Under

By The Yellow Tellytubby Stage 1 and the First KOM! Ciao from Sunny Radelaide!! Day starts with the fastest ride back from Outer Harbour! Sitting on 40km behind a pair of old blokes, chewing the stem all the way! Coffee at Cibo’s Glenelg then home to shower get changed and set off for Checkers Hill KOM ( all planned out on a post it note from Globy’s man bag) Out at the KOM and it’s eerily apparent that we are in the heart of where the fires were. I met a lovely lady called Paula, La la’s new TDU friend, her 11 hectares was burned out in the fires and she is really really happy to see everyone…. We love Pommy Paula and her hospitality . KOM all goes according to plan, well I mean just watch the news and the highlights.. Nuff said…. The best and potentially worst happens on the walk back to the car. Me and the boys are walking back to the car along the side of the road being high fived by riders and tooted and waved at by cars. I always walk back down the KOM’s in the suit it’s quicker that way and more fun too. When all of a sudden a bunch of about 30 riders pass us from behind and wave, nothing unusual there except they are passed by a crappy old white commodore wagon that proceeds to hang a u-turn in front of them!!!! What the? Very nearly carnage! Lots of swearing, screeching, swerving and all is recovered!!! “Phwoar did you see that boys I ask???” The driver pulls into a driveway, hangs a camera out of the window and shouts “Hey Tellytubby!!! I’ve been looking for you for the last couple of days, give us a pose mate” I pose he shouts “Thanks La la” and drives back from where he’s just come from!!!! OMG boys I don’t belive that just happend! That’s so weird it’s funny!! We laugh all the way back to the car… Stage 2 Norton Summit!! Well it’s no less steep than it was last time!! Saw the “Boxer” Dylan Pierre Humbert and his Wormall Arbitrage teammates out training looking waaay to comfortable!!! Next off to the stage start in Unley, the host of last nights annual street Food Beer and Wine Festival…. I bump in to the man with best name in pro cycling? Steele Von Hoff or Man Of as I like to call him… I apologise for not seeing him yesterday he says that’s ok my heart rate was sub atomic so I would not have heard you anyway! WOW can’t have been too atomic he got 9th in the bunch kick!!! Finally we get our coffee YAY! The always lovely Kaitlin Bell, girlfriend of Koen De Kort, sees me and comes over to say hi. She really is lovely she always waves to the Tellytubby. Koen comes over and we talk nothing about cycling but, we get on to all things Hipster…. After all he rides for the mostest Hipster team in the World Tour? If you need proof just check out their fantastic haircuts!!! Koen who has the bestest smile in world cycling bemoans the fact that he grows a very poor beard, something that he’s not happy about as he has the rest of the Hipster look covered? Kaitlin seems not to mind and reminds him about a very lean Movember??? We laugh!! I wish him good hair growth (i mean good riding) Oh crap now me coffees cold!….Oh Well that’s the highlights so far…. Arrivederci? From the TDU….

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