Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Saturday at the World Masters Cycling Federation Event was a disaster after the earlier fine weather of the week ! Last year also followed the same pattern of warm sunny conditions until the last day when temperatures plummeted and the rain lashed St Johann in Tyrol . This was the day of the " Elite Racers " and thus those taking part were mostly prepared for rain but not for the near freezing conditions at about 800m . Going uphill was not so bad but the descents were reported as abomnible . When the weather cleared after the race , wouldn't you believe there was a glimmer of sun and snow on the mountains down to about 1100m although no depth and gone in the morning ! Franz from Perth , WA arrived back at the " Permanence " expecting to find the masseur so as to warm up . Instead he found me , and because of Hyperthermia setting in he was on the point of collapse . Holding onto a pillar after he had stripped i rubbed him down to get him dry and get the blood circulating once again . Dressed in dry gear i drove him back to his pension and arranged to meet later . All was OK at 2000hrs except the Organisation called a delay of 15 mins so we went for a Hot Chocolate and wandered back . As we neared the Festivities Franz spotted the winner strolling down the street carrying his trophy , you guessed it , the expected order was overturned and because the crowd was disgruntled there was a game of catch up .
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
COuld this be one of the "Mindless thugs" running riot in LOndon ? http://twitpic.com/63g82n/full WELL you mug , what are you going to do with the TV in the cell that is reserved for you ? Some of the " Looters " obviously do not think or consider the result of their behaviour . The following item shows that a child will be with it's Grandmother whilst the culprit enjoys her visit to a " Holiday Camp " : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8692448/London-riots-daughter-filmed-looting-trainers-has-shamed-us-says-mother.html This item is despicable : http://twitpic.com/63lcjg he deserves to be in a padded cell or alone in the Falklands breaking rocks ! On a more positive note , this item explores some of the reasons for what is happening in London : http://pennyred.blogspot.com/2011/08/panic-on-streets-of-london.html Another opinion blogged by an Aussie who lived in London for 6 years but now in Australia : http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/08/10/kernot-the-bleakness-of-contemporary-britain/