Receiving a packet in the post is always fun. Especially when it isn’t your birthday and you weren’t expecting anything. When have recently become a cycle nut it’s even more exciting when said packet is covered in Belgian stamps and has the name Eddy Merckx stamped in the top corner.
As it turned out, the packet was the lifetime warranty for my new Merckx EMX-3 bike frame. But it also included a hardback photo book of his many victories. Next time I’m struggling up a local hill in nasty weather I can picture Merckx in one of these shots and remember to push harder and not complain. Great stuff.