Ok so what I said was (in a much shorter version!)
I'm fine, my health is good, my wallet isn't empty, I'm in good form, sticking to my diet and not losing any more weight. My next races are TT's and so I've reluctantly gone out today doing TT practise...well sorta TT efforts...actually more like sprint efforts. Hill climbing here is such fun and the scenery is inspiring.
I'm off to Hartberg tomorrow midday for a TT then on to my second home from home Sankt Johann i Tirol ( my other HFH is where I am right now...Feltre) for a TT and a RR. So I have a week in Austria then I return here for a final 3 weeks of language school and training, ending up with another attempt at the Trento TT.
Another coupla challenges beckon though...Monte Grappa ..a mecca for cyclists and with a rich war time history in both WW1 and 2 and also the Passo Croce D'Aune...site of the inspiration for the quick release skewer. Apparently a young Mr Campagnolo had frozen fingers and struggled to change his back wheel, later he got the idea of a QR wheel.
|The lower slopes of Monte Grappa|
|Passo Croce D'Aune..not yet attempted|
I've finally found a truly great bike shop here...Della Rosa, Via Belluno, 57 Feltre 32032 who do great work and are extremely helpful. Also almost next door is THE best supermarket and since I've finally discovered where the laundrette is...life is peachy!