November and December have vanished in the blink of an eye, and MMT has not posted anything for over three weeks. MMT is way behind on updating his bike log. A quick look at MMT’s Strava account reveals a grand total of almost 7,500 Km. MMT has averaged 5 rides and 160 Km a week all year. Damn….thats not bad. When MMT returns to work next year he’ll have to do the math and see where he ended up.
Santa came early for MMT. He took delivery of a very cool and fast pair of Aeolus 5 wheels for his beloved Domane. Whilst his wallet will hurt for a few months, the wheels have been absolutely superb and worth the $4,000 they cost.
The other nifty addition, to MMT’s never ending collection of bike paraphernalia, has been a Topeak bike seat. This has been installed on Marv’s old Canondale F4, for the specific purpose of doing Sunday morning rides to the park with gorgeous half-pint daughter. Here she is locked into the seat and enjoying being the centre of attention.
Change of topic, MMT scanned an article on Richie Porte a few months ago. He’s Tasmania’s (er…Australia’s as well) best chance to win the Tour de France next year. He had a horrific stack this year breaking his pelvis among other things. You can see the screen capture of this incident, that I posted a few months ago. The good news is that he is back training. Another interesting development was the departure of Simon Gerrans to Porte’s Team BMC Racing. That could make for a very interesting combination on the road next year. Anyhow here’s blatant breach of copyright from Herald Sun a few months ago.
So finally, MMT and famil would like to wish any that may have accidently stumbled across this blog, a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2018.
Until next time, ride safe.