this has been a bit on and off since I've managed to pick up a sinusey cold and have been feeling somewhat average. My SRM also sabotaged one ride's data and as a result I had to get a new battery...my version of the SRM only has one battery whereas later models have two and so last a bit longer.
I am never keen on riding the roads in the wet, so I've been indoors on the ergo. I have all the Sufferfest training videos and even if I am doing my own training plan rather than theirs they are worth their weight in gold. I particularly like the one with footage from the World Champs at Mendrisio in 2010. Good tempo music too, although not actually a style of music I go for.
The more you talk. listen and read the more you learn and at Melbourne's Centre of Italian Studies once you've completed 3 weeks of a term you can attend as many classes as you want. Currently I'm doing 2 level 6 classes, 1 x 6/7 level and a conversation only class. The 6/7 class is ++challenging... I can understand what's being said but can't contribute much at that level.
so good when things go right and yet so bad when things don't go smoothly. I "sold" 3 things last week but the buyer of 2 sorta made a mistake and actually only wants one of them. Pity.
1. TT Brakes
Last week my TT bike's brakes started to give me some grief in that they wouldn't open properly once applied. I'd been aware of this issue for a while but it finally went over the threshold of acceptability and so I've got it fixed. The problem was with the Nokon cables
I'm never really happy taking a disc wheel OS since no matter how you pack it into a soft case, the slightest ding in the wrong spot will ruin it. So this time I'll be running a very deep dish wheel, and since it's got enough spokes to be legal it can double up as a road race wheel too. Same with the front wheel..ok for TT and RR.
So I sent away for one..well 2 actually.....but I think I got a size too long!
No matter. Now to get it glued on and trialled next Sunday when I race with Footscray CC in their club TT champs as an invitee (i.e. I can race but no chance of glory).
and this baby will do duty as the front wheel for RR and TT. Its already had a coupla runs, but since it's got internal spoke adjustment and has managed to get out of true, I'll get it trued and glued but wont use it again until I race in Europe...such a pain with very little gain for me at my level.
Races still to come...Sunday a TT, then 3 x RR and a TT over the QB long weekend and a final TT on the Boulie the weekend before I leave.
3. International Driving License.
I have no idea why I have to have one of these. I've never been asked for one when leasing or hiring a car but the Renault leasing people say I need one. I could use my UK license (which is totally unblemished unlike my Aus one ;-) but it's an old version without a photo and so probably wouldn't suffice. So again..off to RACV, fork out $$.
30 days to go!!