If you want something done
You have to do it yourself
At the Australia Day Madison, way back in January, the Blackburn club's big whiteboard was damaged. No-one took any responsibility for fixing it, and we use it at ergo sessions. It's a pretty important tool for us. So I guess it comes to those of us that are put out by it being damaged, to fix the damn thing. I'm pretty cranky that the club didn't take responsibility for it despite it being mentioned many times at committee meetings and so on, but there you go.
So, with a thank you to David and Jamie Morgans who helped with rivets and bolts on a day when no shops are open, the whiteboard is now repaired and slightly enhanced, we added permanent holders for the clock to remove the need for the old bent coat hanger and reduce the likelyhood of the clock being damaged. We had to drill out some old rivets, re-set the alloy frame around the board, replace the displaced retaining bolts, rivet it all back together and then add the mounting bolts for the clock.
Job done ...
In other less interesting news, I actually did a few road miles today (wow!) - Stew from the DUCC's rolled up with Alesandro (a new DUCC from Columbia, and some climber) with a mechanical, they'd managed to tangle up a chain and bend a link. We fixed it and I got talked into a ride. We tootled out to the 1:20 along the Dandenong Creek Trail, saluted the statue of Oppy, I grabbed a couple of dim sims at The Basin fish & chippery while those two did a 1:20 effort then we noodled on home. That's two road rides in a week. If this becomes a habit I'll be back racing crits next summer. Nah .... But a few more miles in my legs might help a bit with high intensity endurance and recovery.
Tomorrow I'm lifting with Stu in the 'Haus, then Dino, Stew and I will do some track work at Blackburn, then I'm in to work for Hilton again with the NTID/VIS squad at DISC in the afternoon. On Sunday, Lucie and I are going kayaking up at the Goulburn! Good times!