I’ll not be riding tonight due to a sore knee, so it’s time for the monthly totals.
It’s back to the sub-200 miles months again now, mainly due to a lack of long Sunday rides and the wetter weather.
Tonight was my first proper night ride of the winter. Having picked up some spokes for the wheel I broke yesterday I quickly set about repairing it in readyness for tonights ride. I would probably have been quicker to take the Stiffee, but it’s currently hidden behind the cross bike, so I repaired the Unit instead.
I settled for doing the usual Uni route, the trip across the golf course was quite spooky as the mist was descending and shrouding the trees. I might even try a similar ride again tomorrow night for Haloween, although that’ll depend on me remembering to wash and dry some cycling kit tonight.
Yet again I rode a mountain bike, and yet again I broke something. This time it was a rear drive-side spoke on the Unit, causing nothing more than a wobble in the rear wheel. Still, it didn’t really spoil the ride.
25mm road tyres don’t work very well at 30psi.
I’ve finally had to admit defeat and turn the central heating on. I was hoping to last until the beginning of November, but it’s started to get a bit too chilly in the evenings.
The replacement bulb for my Solstice HID lamp arrived today, and everything works perfectly again, possibly even better than before1. It’s a shame the bulbs are so expensive though, even with a discount it was still the wrong side of fifty quid.
I’m not really in the mood for braving the wind for a night ride tonight, so it’ll probably get a proper test next week.
 The old bulb was fogging over again despite have been "revived" last November.
Supersubs Louise and Darren were playing tonight, and we had another stunning match.
In an act of selfless generosity we let Extras win one legs, but convicingly beat them in the other five to win 5-1.
Housing Admin took the full 8 points, Extras crawled home with a solitary point.
Zen ADSL seems to have been somewhat broken today. I’ve not managed more than an hours constant connection since it died just after 9am this morning.