Someone's nicked the sun and it almost rained when I was out on a little run this morning. I wish it had cos it was a bit sticky.
Managed a very nice 45 mile ride yesterday on fairly quiet roads, some of which were silky smooth, the rest were similar to UK but without the potholes. One of the great things about riding around here is that most of the main(ish) roads have a nice wide shoulder which means you are separated slightly from the traffic.
Hoping to get down to a local lake for a swim tomorrow then repeat the cycle ride on Friday and maybe again on Monday.
Bad news from Happychap in Taupo, she set out for a bike ride after reassembly the bike and one of the cranks came off
New crank on order but didn't arrive today. I'm guessing she went to the local AvantiPlus bike shop in Taupo and, as Avanti are bike sponsor for the event, I'd hope they'll get it sorted sooner rather than later.
To add insult to injury, apparently it's been persisting it down all day in Taupo and Toucs is leading the team Run to Live cribbage tournament by some margin!
As for being set for race day, I've got a pretty accurate idea of how much it's going to hurt and I've only got myself to blame for that
Ah, big bottom brackets (((()))) for Happychap's crank.
Glad you're all settling in well, and that the emergency training is going well
Oh that's a nightmare on the crank, hope it gets sorted soon.
Can't believe the race is upon you already, it seemed so far away when we were in Regensburg. I'll be tuned in to see how it goes.
Only pedals removed for packing - by the LBS in the end I think.
I may be reporting inaccurately here cos I'm not sure exactly what broke - text said ".. at 5 miles one of my pedals fell off, new crank ordered ..." so it may just be the screw threads are shot. Not that it makes any difference, still needs a new crank to sort it.
Plan for today is a spot of OW to remind myself how to swim in a wetsuit - and how to sight.
What was the water like?Hope the long range forecast is predicting pleasant weather for you. I thought I was going to get done for my helmet in Regensburg as my aerohelmet wasn't as tight as the checker would have liked (even though it's the smallest available size set to the tightest setting) and I thought she was going to say it wasn't tight enough.
Good luck to Team R2L and Trogs.
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