Thursday, May 18, 2006

Ha. Thursday. And so its Thursday, and what have you done ?
Bugger-all really. Worked late on Tuesday due to problems with the documents in lovely Leamington, so didn't ride the team time trial. They probably did better without me slowing them down. Did manage a trip to Fred Williams at lunchtime to pick up a new pair of cheap Mavic wheels and 2 light plastic bottle cages and 2 chainrings. My Campag chainrings on my Tifosi are well worn, they have done quite a few miles on the road and the turbo since 2002 !
Did a steady plod to Storrage, Ryknield St and Watery Lane. Then put tyres on Mavics, and chainrings on Tifosi.

Wednesday hied me to Leamington, for a last-ditch attempt to get the documents working. Sort of did that, but not happy about the whole thing.

And yesterday it rained, it rained all afternoon and evening. So that means a hosepipe ban is on its way. What happens when the organisations that provide our clean water and remove our waste are driven by the profit motive ? Hosepipe bans and warning that all new houses will be built with showers and no baths. I'm all for profits, but supplying us with lifes basic utilities should be a service, not a commercial operation. Same goes for gas and electric. Selling off the utilities may have pulled in lots of money and enriched many of us, but in the long-term, I think it may be viewed as a complete disaster.


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