|Two very different but really important causes.|
In an awful coincidence, one hundred years ago today the Battle of the Somme began. The first day was the bloodiest day in British military history with almost 20,000 soldiers killed. By the end of the Battle five months later, more than one million soldiers from both sides had died or been wounded.
|3500 miles and 120,00 feet from Seattle to Miami: 26 days cycling plus 3 rest days = 135 miles daily average. Ouch!|
|This is not welcome. Not welcome at all!|
|No more of this for a while!|
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Just one more thing...regular viewers will know that the title of each blog update always features a song title or lyric, and it will almost certainly be from an artist who has long since fallen off the perch.
Mercifully at the time of writing, I'm very pleased to report that The Boss is still with us, and only a couple of days ago he played what is believed by experts to be his second-longest show ever: just the 3 hours and 55 minutes. Tougher than the rest alright, hah-hah!