Thursday, December 04, 2008

Ice ice baby

I was going to start with the statement "It is happening again" but I already used that in May. There just aren't enough words to go around any more, especially ones related to Twin Peaks. What I do know is Julee Cruise sings as flat as you can get without actually changing key. Falling is an appropriate title for this song.

<hits pause on YouTube. There is silence>

That's better. What possessed me to do such a rash thing?

I'm attempting to get my phone line fixed after a couple of months of to-ing and fro-ing between TalkTalk and BT. There is apparently a short circuit somewhere, either from water getting in (I can't imagine how that's possible in Bath's arid climate) or some physical damage somewhere. If it's the latter, then it may explain why the heating doesn't work either. Fortunately, November and December are the warm months here, otherwise I might freeze to death.

I've resumed training after a lax November. Five days a week, working up to six or seven by January. I've decided to start a little steadier than last year to hopefully avoid getting sick. I also want to start racing a little later: April rather than March, although I'll probably still do the Chippenham hilly in March. Still haven't figured out what events to aim for, but I'll get to that in due course.

Given that it's typically 0°Ré in the mornings and the roads tend to be icy or muddy, or both, John has suggested lunchtime rides - just get into work earlier and take a longer lunchbreak. I think this is a sensible plan. The other sensible plan is going to Oz for a few weeks. It is happening again.

1 comment:

Λευκή said...

I can't believe you say this thing about your country...! Cold? Ice? ts ts ts.... ;-)