Measuring up


Last Wednesday I got one of my New Years resolutions out of the way.

I spent a few hours with James O’ Donnell at   getting my bike position improved.

When I go to a hair dresser I tend to bury my head in the 3 month old copy of Hello magazine. I answer the hair dresser’s first two questions in Single syllables,  there by establishing a twenty minute period of peace and quiet. Unfortunately for James when I go for a bike fit I do not do the same thing. I spent 90 minutes telling James all about my previous 10 years of cycling. Telling some anecdotes twice.

James quietly went about his work,  Politely listened to my waffling and occasionally imparted some carefuly chosen advise.

It was enjoyable and informative.  I left with my saddle adjusted upwards, my cleats corrected and headed to the Internet to try to find a wider pair of shoes and a shorter stem.

I’m liking forward to getting some kilometres in to see how the new positions suits.


Stormy weather


Pouring rain, gusts of over 100kph and flooded roads, spring has arrived.

Blogs have been few and far between
recently and ordinarily this is a sign that I am going through a blue period where my training declines and my weight climbs. Not so on this occasion I have mostly be experiencing writers block.

Last weekend I managed to write a few lines and attach a few photos. I pressed the button to upload and minutes later I got a message saying that the upload failed and my post was nowhere to be found. I was too tired and frustrated to rewrite the passage and so in protest I have ignored WordPress for seven days