“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holtz

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." Confucius

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Another longish gap

The weather in Melbourne , when it decides to move up into the high 30's low 40's with the accompanying high humidity that this part of Aus serves up leaves me  in moribund state.

Can't do anything, can't eat can't think  can't can't can't.  It's the humidity not the heat.  So my Rapha 500 came to a grinding halt after a New Year's day ride when the heat and humidity soared upwards.  Sad.  It takes me a coupla days to get over it, so even when the cool change sweeps in and we're all rugged up again, I take a while to get back into gear. 

As I said to my colleagues at work (ahhh! air conditioned comfort there), I might have broadened my accent, installed many Aussie expressions into my vocab and Aussie attitudes into my way of thinking, but my body is still 100% Pommie when it comes to hot weather.

Anyhow, my thoughts have now turned to the Masters track State and National titles which are looming very close on the horizon.

Sale notice...I'm going to sell my track Mavic Disc and Io wheels and also my Zipp road/track disc, so if anyone reading this is interested...contact me


  1. So, how many kms did you end up with? You were doing ok until the weather upset your plans!

  2. mid 300's. only 1/3 of the ~2,400 people who entered completed the task.

  3. Interesting - wonder if the weather got to the others, or 'holiday mode'!