Back from home!

So I’m back, after a great week at home with my folks – relaxing in the sun, drinking, eating, catching up with friends, being insulted by family members. Top stuff. Unfortunately no lottery winners in the family either, so I’m back at work today (boo-hiss).

I’m also +1 bike! Whilst I didn’t manage to ride to work today (a broken spoke, probably caused by the weight of lardy me+full panniers+rucksack, which hopefully will have been repaired by now by the Cycle Surgery in Selfridges), hopefully tomorrow will be my first day. So long, travelcard!

On the way home today I’ll dive into Evans at Victoria and pick up a helmet (and possibly a shirt, if it’s cheap in the sale), then I should be done. I grabbed a Cateye Mity8 computer on the way home from King’s Cross and my ever-generous father donated water bottles, gloves, padded bike shorts from parrot and panniers. Oh yeah – and the bike. Thanks, Dad!

I will also be making one further purchase. After researching what the best turbo trainer would be for my needs, a new Tacx turbo trainer is also on it’s way, so that I can keep riding whatever the weather. Just to let the orgy of new toys be never-ending, I also ordered all the bits for a new PC. Well, I’m upgrading my folks to a new(er) machine before their broadband is installed, so…

Yeah, I know. Crap excuse. Whatever.