REST DAYS

Time for a rest and try and pick myself up, which is beginning to get difficult these days. I will try my best but I am feeling I’m losing the battle on all fronts.

Team Jumbo’s Slovenian rider Primoz Roglic celebrates as he wins the 17th stage of the 2021 La Vuelta cycling tour of Spain, a 185.8 km race from Unquera to Lagos de Covadonga on September 1, 2021. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)

Today the Vuelta was as I had hoped for with Roglic and Bernal heading the break from a long way out, very impressive and Roglic showed his dominance winning the stage in some cool wet conditions. Sepp Kuss sprinted to the line for a Jumbo Visma 1, 2, taking the second place time bonus from all his team leader’s rivals.

A great second place for Sepp Kuss

Seems the lions didn’t much care for some of the other animals so tourists beware!

Change in the weather, cooler and 100% chance of rain which it is currently living up to. Any gardening plans on a back burner as this isn’t going to change anytime soon. Good steady rain and no signs of letting up, but I don’t have to water anything either.

The day has past, but the night time is giving me problems as once again no matter what I do I can not get to sleep. Ironic that it should be my rest day and I can’t get any!

Night without end! Very uncomfortable with all the “leaking” and constant bathroom visits and I doubt if I even got one hour of sleep. The rain continues but I MUST get some rest somehow.

The bad weather has drifted through, still cooler and I’m tired beyond belief but still can’t get the rest I need.

Night again and I finally manage to get some sleep and from my calculations I made about 9 hours which I needed big time!

Looking good for win No3

The Vuelta continues as predicted and no changes in the Jerseys as we come up to the last 2 days of competition. Roglic looks in a good position to take his third win, barring any major accidents.

Time to get you lot in the ground

On the home front time for firewood load No3 and then weeding and planting of the Moms.

TONY DOWN

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