A power swim to start the weekend.

Some swims are better than others.

I didn’t have a particularly early night, but the sight of an empty pool was the only inspiration that I needed.

Fifty lengths, increasing slightly in speed in multiples of ten. I could have pushed it a little further, but work shifts were waiting back at base.

Pay to play, plus don’t forget the ongoing issue with various bicycle mechanical woes.

I spent three hours in the charming company of the local Bike Kitchen folk late in the afternoon.

I accept that I am no bike mechanic, but I quite like the ethos of the Bike Kitchen. Tools and knowledge are loaned out to you. The expectation is that you learn and fix the mechanical yourself.

I managed to thread a new cable for my gear shifter on the MTB, as well as get confirmation that I was trying the right approach to index the gears.

Something isn’t quite right with the alignment, but it was good to know that I was tinkering with the right bits and bobs.

I then moved on to the road bike. Once again, it’s all about the gears.

The chain wasn’t running smoothly around the top two gears. A few adjustments here and there, and hopefully the road bike is all set for a morning roll out tomorrow.

It was too wet to ride, or even water the garden by the time I arrived home.

I caught the end if of the cricket, and then La Vuelta highlights.

It seems to be a never-ending race that has been going on for months.

I don;t quite get the timing of the Tour of GB rolling out tomorrow when a Grand Tour still has a week left to run.

Quite excited, all the same.


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By Jason A.Cobb, Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 6:10 PM. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.