Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Four non-blogs

Jeez that was a crap band. Give me Caspar Carl Beethoven any day.

Enough of the pleasantries, it's time to put finger to keyboard again for the sake of the all powerful Bilgespot.com. It behooves me to state that the World Road Championships and the Madness of General Franco (the Vuelta) are now officially over for another season. That is a good thing, because four weeks of fun in the sun has been too much for my lobotomised brain cell to handle. I won't go into details, but I had to drink all of my beer one night when things got outta hand. It worked surprisingly well.

On the Monday After, I suddenly hit a complete black hole and found myself watching the end of 12 Monkeys instead. Odd movie by Terry Gilliam which really bakes your noodle with a time travel loop.

Today (Tuesday according to the Julian calendar) presented a ripe opportunity to go for a longish ride on my new Flandria CSS-1 bike with Campagnolo Veloce 10 Speed Phwoar and mismatching pedals. After much humming and har-ing I decided not to amputate both feet. Only time will tell whether I made the correct choice. Suffice it to say that this is a bloody nice bike to ride, and I barely had to make any adjustments to it once I hopped on.

I managed to get four hours in today for 140km, and for the first time in ages I felt good for the whole ride. After I left the rather modestly sized bunch at Zingem, I did a few hills and even some of the cobbles at Mater, although I cheated and rode on the bike path, as you do. It was such a cool ride, and I could even ignore the drizzle for the last 25km.

On to more pressing news. It has come to my attention that we are in October, and that means that it's only three weeks and approx. 2 days until I return to the sunny shores of Oz. Woo hoo! A ticker-tape parade will not be necessary, but a welcome home buffet at Charles Kingsford-Smith Airport would certainly go down a treat.

Speaking of airports, I saw The Terminal with Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones, a relation of mine. They were in the movie too which was kinda cool. It was almost completely filmed inside an airport terminal set, and wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. One scene really cracked me up, and the effects of that can be seen here. I won't bother giving away the plot or the suspense will be ruined.

October weather has been kind so far. Despite a complete lack of sun, the temps haven't been much below 15-20 degrees. I remember a day in October last year when it was minus goddamn 5 in the morning and I had icicles forming on my nose. Oh well, there's still three weeks so give it time...

I will write more when it happens.

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