I’m taking the ‘guards and slicks off the cross bike this weekend. I reckon that when the weather takes it’s inevitable turn for the worst, it’ll not be that bad that I need a full-on winter roadie setup any more. Not until October anyway. Aside from that, the rear guard is rattling like an utter bastard. It’s got something to do with the fact that it’s been modified to accomodate the disc brake and because one end of it is zip-tied to the chainstay becuase there’s no brace to attach it to. I could probably attach it more elegantly if I thought about it for more than a nanosecond…but…anyway. I’m getting my cyclocross bike back. It’ll therefore be snowing next week.

Surprisingly windy last night once I got near Rivington. Loads of idiots all over the place on the way back. It was gone 11pm and there were Man City fans spilling out of pubs, into the road whilst eating chips EVERYWHERE.