So went back to Ireland on vacation and as soon as I landed got out on the Carbon horse. Naturally it being Ireland it was bucketing with rain most of the time.
After a couple of days of this Motezuma put in an appearance and wiped me out for the week. I never had a bout of food poisoning last longer than 48 hours before. This was an epic one and I couldn’t figure out what had caused it. One of the candidates that got floated my way by some other Irish cyclists was that I had picked up some … err… slurry (pig shit spread as a fertilizer) on my bidon during the watery rides. Really? Anyone else heard of this sort of thing…? I had a friend who was a Kayaker. He went down a long time ago with the rest of the UK nationals competitors due to some waterborne stuff one year. Probably a similar agri run off. That was compounded by the water authority opening the sluices for the competition that weekend. But Bidons? Seems unlikely.