Sunday, 6 February 2011

Chinese New Year goodies

A bit belated, but here's to wishing all my family, friends and blog readers a very happy Chinese New Year! May the year of the rabbit hop you to good wealth and prosperity!

Chinese New Year isn't exactly the season to be buying gifts. But I got myself a couple of items from Wiggle. A pair of Shimano 105 PD-5700 pedals. My current Look Keo Classics are beginning to wear out, and I suspect that the constant sideway foot movement on the pedals is one of the causes of my soreness. Have yet to install them yet, I thought I had the tools to change the cleats, but looks like the standard screwdriver just wouldn't do. Will drop by the bike shop later.

I also got myself a new floor pump, as the one I have now requires an adaptor for the presta head. I have placed the current one for sale, if anyone is interested. Willing to sell it cheap or for trade with some inner tubes.

I caught up with the ex-KPMG boys on Friday night for a drink. It was nice catching up, but I didn't stay long. I was a bit tipsy just after one glass of draft beer. I think it was because I had an empty stomach.

Saturday morning, I woke up to really strong winds, somewhat above 30kph. I expected that, so I was anticipating a slow ride. It turned out to be even slower than I hoped for, I completed the 82km ride with an average of 27.5kph. I then did a brick run, didn't push myself too hard. Completed 6km in just under 28 minutes (4:40 per km average).

In the evening, one of our friends played host for a Chinese New Year get-together dinner. There were lots of food with to-die-for dessert - pecan pie and banoffee pie! We played a few rounds of Monopoly Deal before I called it a night just after midnight. I woke up this morning, only to shelf my plan to do a 13km run. So I did some weeding instead. Maybe I'll run later in the afternoon.

Darling fiance comes back tomorrow :)


Huang Zhi said...

Great blog you have here. Being triathalon must be tough!

K3vski said...

Hey thanks! It's okay if you slowly progress into it.