A few years back I decided to try and really make a dent in the time I took to bicycle round the lake. Normally I would take about an hour and ten minutes to do the 15+ miles, but this time I really trained up for it, and on one Sunday I took off with the stopwatch running. I got back in 55 minutes and have always thought that was pretty good.
On Saturday in the Tour De France, there was a time trial which was won by a German, Tony Martin. Now to put this all in perspective; if Tony Martin and I set off from my house, we would both get back at about the same time. The only difference is that he would have gone round TWICE to my going round ONCE!
Excuse me, but I'm off to find some humble pie to have for lunch!