Another fairly poor month. Tonights ride has been cancelled partly due to the weather, and partly due to the fact I’ve got a cold and my shoulders and neck ache lots.
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As with last month, must try harder.
Despite only having 6 players ready for the first leg we still managed to win, once the missing players had caught up we were 19 pins ahead after the one leg. We lost the second, but won the next few to go to 4-1. We then got our highest leg of the night so far with a 51, but still lost and the game went to 4-2. An even higher leg of 54 was too much for the BARDS, and we won 5-2.
Housing Admin took the full 8 points, BARDS took 2.
Another close match tonight. It slowly wended it’s way to 4-4, although we were a good 20 pins behind by that point. Larks showed 60 which proved to be too much for us as we could only manage 45.
Larks took the full 8 points, Housing took 4.
However over the two matches, we took 12 points to their 11, so we’re reasonably happy.
…until I went back to using a plain old 512K ADSL connection. It makes mine feel positively speedy by comparison. All part of the joys of babysitting.
In other news, Canon today announced a new digital SLR, the 30D, and a couple of lenses. The 30D is basically a 20D with most of the issues like a lack of spot metering fixed, however it still uses the same 8.2MP sensor which is no bad thing really. However going by some of the forums I read, as a result of this everyone will switch to Nikon, and Canon will be out of business by the end of the week. Just the usual web forum uninformed bollocks really, however it makes for quite amusing reading.
After the good weather we had yesterday, today was something of an anticlimax so I stayed in and did nothing.
I spent a pleasent couple of hours this afternoon just pottering around on the Stiffee to see how the new forks and brakes coped. The best thing I can say about the forks is that I didn’t notice they were there. They did everything they were supposed to perfectly. The brakes were fine as well although I cooked the back brake on a long descent from the downs.
I need to fine tune the travel setting on the forks a bit, 110mm took a bit of getting used to, and I might need some slightly less bonkers bars to lower the front end a tad more.