Back to Pendine Beach in Wales to meet up with some friends and try my luck at some landspeed records. As you do.
Sand is unforgiving. If you come off on damp sand at speed, it'll be pretty shit. You won't skim across the top, sliding and flying, letting air resistance reduce some of your speed naturally and over a long distance, oh no. Instead you'll bump and bounce and it'll be crunchy on the bones because every impact will slow you forcefully resulting in a shorter, more energy intensive stop. It's thoughts like these that are not helpful. So I don't think about them.
Always time for a pose, even on the start line! Photo: Bhodi Keen