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Thursday, 26 July 2012

Ahhhh..finally a quiet moment or two

while I wait for the bottom bracket of my bicycle to be mended...hopefully..although since it's a brand they've not seen before (Lightning) it's possible they can't mend it.

Assorted pix from Follino nr Vittorio Veneto..

Roman Cloisters

I love old moss covered bridges

This fire is in the dining room of my BnB..not just for show either, they use it for heat and to cook on during the winter

and finally this is one of the reasons I have to travel to Italy and Austria!...It would save me heaps of $$$ if some firm would produce coffee flavoured yoghurt in Oz!


  1. What have you been doing to the bike? Riding up too many hills? Hope they sort it out as well as your 'own' home grown mechanic does!
    Hope the weather is a bit more friendly to you now?

  2. ha!ha!..hard to avoid them here!..no either not firmed up enough initialy or a design fault. AOK now but unsure if permanent fix. Heat better but 7 hour drive knocked the stuffing out of me and last night fell asleep fully clothed while watching TV and stayed asleep for 8 hours!

  3. Just read latest and see that all is back together and hopefully all good! Stick to being an Aussie or a Pom!!!

    Have you read or seen that the Masters Track are here in Perth next year - April 9-12. Track is having 2-5mm taken off in a few weeks so will be almost 'new' again. UCWT TT is on the Friday of that week at end of Track, not that too many people will bring multiple bikes I bet! I'll have my commissaire hat on, but if you want a bed (nothing fancy) you are welcome to stay here. Not sure about Fran, she had a stent put in back in March, but needs to have a second op. Helen Watkins will give it a go, but only short rides at the moment due to a crash back in March or thereabouts, but didn't do anything about it, and has 'paid' for a slow recovery as she had a partial fracture of vertebrae. Happy travelling

  4. re bb aok until climbing 13%er...but then that creaking cld well have been me!

    b4 i resigned from commission there was talk of wa and i was pro the idea...only fair imho.
    and yes please to bed. dates??

    1. Yeah, probably you creaking!!

      Tues 9th April to Friday 12th, but as the UCWT TT has been scheduled for the Friday, who knows wht they are planning for Friday, unless evening session