Ok, where the hell have I been? Nowhere... here, there, nowhere. A lot has happened since my last entry, and a lot hasn't happened too. I had a birthday. Another one. Losing count now. Selective memory? I don't recall.
We've been doing a few night rides, damn good fun, except for when you get a flat and have to change a tube in the dark. Or crash off a jump. But damn good fun, eh?
I was asked to write the Tour de France Contenders Guide and Route Overview for Bicycling Australia Magazine, so that took up a fair bit of the 2 weeks I was given to do it. Pretty straightforward to write, ended up with 6000 words, so I'm looking forward to the cheque from that!
And I already had it spent, but my plans were scuppered at the 11th hour when the last 3 of these babies were sold over the weekend. The plan was to get just the frame and a new fork, and sell off the Epic and Recon fork. So I rocked into work this morning ready to take the plunge, and a fax was waiting saying out of stock. It's probably a sign...saying I can't afford it, I don't need the extra travel, blah blah. So I will wait for the 07 stock to come out, but I want one NOW! I think it would be a perfect enduro racing/trail bike, 4.75" in the back, with a 130mm (5") Fox Float XTT 130mm up front. The only other option is the Carbon frame, but over $3000 for a frame is a little steep. Or is it? Hmmmm.....
The Glenrock Trail Alliance is gathering momentum as we plan to take our trail requirements/wishes to the National Parks and Wildlife Service Plan of Management meeting. A GTA gathering was held last night, to try and set an agenda for our dealings with NPWS. About 4o guys showed up, which was better than expected, and a good sign of the support we have and need. Hopefully something good will come out of the P.O.M. and we can save our beloved trails.