...the very top. That final Olympic gold medal in the London velodrome last August in the keirin was the perfect way to end a career that has been filled with medals and greatness in the sport.
...or is it a disorder? What are we left with after these last two weeks of the best Olympics ever but memories and the realisation that all there is now doesn't match up.
...even worse to watch. It was excruciating watching Great Britain - no Team GB here - being thwarted by their own success in the men's road race on the first full day of the Olympics. Not just because Mark Cavendish didn't have a chance to win.
...track. Britain's track cycling produced yet another quality performance in the Track Cycling World Championship over the last few days in Melbourne.
...can it really be that long. It really is 30 years since Bon Scott of AC/DC lost his life in the back of a mates car after a night on the booze.
...naff. I can see why Jimmy Page would want to appear playing a classic Led Zeppelin track at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics but why agree to have that nobody caterwaul beside him.
London beat Paris to host the 2012 Olympic games and a day later the city is bombed.