The Last Ride?

Tonight was possibly my last ride on the Kaboom. It’s a 19" frame which I’ve always found it a tad too short, and I’ve been keeping half an eye out for a larger replacement. After a couple of failed attempts, I’ve now arranged to buy a 20" Kona Unit from Bez which should hopefully arrive next week. It’ll get built up with the Hope brakes which were destined for the Craftworks, along with the drivetrain and controls from the Kaboom. If someone wants the Kaboom I’ll sell it, otherwise I might hang on to it to rebuild at some point in the future.

I headed out on the usual University route tonight, the road climb was painful, partly due to a slipping seatpost, but mainly due to a complete lack of fitness, but once I reached the top it was great fun. Enough sloppy mud to be fun, but enough grip to still be controllable. The only downside was that for the second ride in a row the trip back from Bathampton took place in the pouring rain.

Bluecoat House vs Housing Admin

After the first three legs we were losing 3-0 and weren’t even close to their scores, however thanks to a 14 spare from yours truely we won the 4th leg, and were soon leading 4-3 partly due to 13 and 14 spares from Gray Reeves. We lost the 8th leg to take the game to a 4-4 tie, but thanks to a 15 spare from Mary we won the last leg quite convincingly, albeit somewhat late in the evening,

Housing Admin took a surprising 8 points, Bluecoat House took 4.

Zen Arcade

Pipex are gone, I’m now connected to the outside world via Zen. No doubt email and the websites I host will be a bit dodgy until things catch up with themselves, but it should all sort itself out eventually.

I’ve now unplugged my Tivo from the phone line which should sort out some of the recent stability problems, all being well the kit will arrive tomorrow so I can network it and get rid of it’s modem connection permanently.