For the second season running, the team that dominated the rugby premiership league all season goes home with nothing.
Last season Gloucester won the league by miles, yet lost in the final. This year Bath won the league almost as convincingly, but yet again lose out in the final to Wasps.
It just makes a mockery of the whole league season if everything ends up getting decided by one match three weeks after the end of the season.
I’ve just fitted some long DMR Terror Pins to my 24Seven Slack pedals. They look lethal, and a slipped pedal will no doubt be extremely painful, but hopefully they’ll improve the grip.
It’s been raining on and off this afternoon. Good to see that the weather is still as predictable as ever.
Today was mostly spent trying to get rid of a hangover, it’s not yet fully gone so I’m resorting to banishing it with the aid of red wine, and enjoying a friday night with no scouts.
The weather is bound to take a turn for the worse now. After a couple of hot weeks, we’ve finally managed to get the heating in the office turned off, so it’s bound to get colder again now. Apologies for ruining your bank holiday weekend.
The roadbike is now finished with the addition of a 100mm stem. Time to give it a good long test ride.
Actually it’ll probably be the usual 12-15 mile test ride, but such is life.
Thanks to a timely refund from BT, I decided to resurrect the road bike today. A quick trip to the LBS provided a set of 9spd Tiagra levers, an Ultegra cassette, a 9spd chain, and a selection of cables.
The 9spd kit soon made it’s way onto the crossbike, and after a quick test ride to the LBS to pick up more parts, feel much nicer than the old 8spd Sora parts. There is a much more solid feel to the levers, and the brakes even seem to work better. I just have to get used to the new style of shifting as the Tiagras have twin levers, and the Soras have an ergo-style button.
The 8spd parts then made their way back onto the Schwinn Fastback, returning it to almost it’s original spec, bar a few judicious upgrades. All it needs now is a shorter stem, and it’ll be back on the road.
The working week is over, the bikes are back in the lean-to safely locked up, and Chainreaction still don’t appear to have processed my order from two days ago.
Hopefully a nice relaxing weekend ahead of me, the main excitement being my nephew’s birthday party on Sunday.
Hobbes just lost a fight with a shoe. It chased him round the house as far as the kitchen, then finally cornered him underneath my bed. He is now cowering beside the sofa, afraid to come out again. Trying to tell him that is was only a shoe, and that it was only “chasing” him because he’d got the lace caught in one of his claws, isn’t having much effect.
The last coat of paint has been applied to the floor of the lean-to, I just have to leave it to dry for 24 hours or so, then I can start reclaiming my dining room which currently has 5 bikes in it.
Got home from work just after 4pm, spent 20 minutes painting the floor of the lean-to, then lounged in the garden enjoying the sun and reading a book ’til 6pm, then decided it was time to go for a ride. Took the Craftworks out for a spin round the uni, the back tyre was a bit on the flat side which made for some interesting handling characteristics, but it came alive when pointed downhill through the woods.
Time for a cold(ish) beer, and some junk food to end the day in style.