1 Week to go
With a week to go it was time to get the bike sorted out - so maintenance in the morning and then test it out in the afternoon.
All the jobs were due to the change to a compact set up (smaller chain rings on the front)
1. Change back cassette - i've been looking forward to this as I have an old one that costs over £200 new and it just sits in a draw.
2. New chain - this always makes me nervous. Is it too short / too long when you commit to it there's no going back. It took me 2 hours to get the master link to come apart. So straight onto wiggle once it was done to order the proper tool for next time.
The jobs went well - tested it all out on a ride to Rob's house 25miles away. A quick game of cricket with his son Rafe. Tried out the new Kask Bambino hat - not bad.
So approx. half an ironman cycle - should be able to do double that next weekend. A bit of a swim and a long walk and it's done.
Germany Argentina tonight.