Monday, September 29, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
I subjected my self to Division 2, avoided a big crash and got a first place in the mystery race.
On Saturday I headed down to Heffron Park, Maroubra to race a long crit with the Randwick-Botany Club. It was hot and windy! My first day of racing this summer at 30 degrees plus, hung in there and finished with a second group behind the breakaway winners.
On Sunday I headed over to Eastern Creek to race the Southern Hemisphere Cup, hosted by the Waratah Veteran's Cycling club. I managed 5th place in B grade (full results here) in a fast and attacking race. It was great to race with a different bunch, with different dynamics and tactics.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I have mixed feelings about this, especially now as I'm considering turning my Surly Steamroller into a single speed/fixed/crit racing and commute bike. It would be cool to have all the right mounts on the frame as well as I'm getting the rear brake and bottle mounts done.
It would be very handy to be able to ride to the crit on a fixed 74, switch using the flip flop to a single speed 90 and then ride bike home on an easy single speed gear.
I suppose I'll decide when Michelle is finished with my old track surly.
Wright died at his home in England on Monday.
Wright, guitarist Roger Waters and drummer Nick Mason founded the band that became Pink Floyd in the 1960s when they were students.
Pink Floyd went on to become one of the biggest names in rock.
"The family of Richard Wright, founder member of Pink Floyd, announce with great sadness that Richard died today after a short struggle with cancer," his spokesman said in a statement.
"The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time."
Wright co-wrote five songs on the Dark Side Of The Moon LP which was released in 1973 and spent 14 years on the Billboard 200 album chart to become one of the best-selling albums ever.
Wright left Pink Floyd after falling out with Waters during sessions for The Wall.
He rejoined the band in 1987.