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Panic at the disco

When your @specialized_au compression plug distorts your carbon steerer ever so slightly (even at slightly below 9Nm tightening spec), the blades (?) at the top of the plug overhang the steerer ever so slightly, and the @chriskingbuzz GripLock assembly tolerance becomes really REALLY tight, you have to improvise. Careful filing of plug lip and gentle hammering of headset got it all in place eventually. Frustratingly, my QR skewers** were meant for steel dropouts and I did not factor in wider (11mm) carbon dropouts.

Morning ride

Trying to be better about getting out on the bike more often even if only for a quick 20km spin (yesterday with @pukatsai the “pond guy”!). But today I did a nice and hilly 50km with a bunch of climbs, a peak hour section of highway, a long stretch of cruisy gravel/singletrack downhill, and that infamous hill bomb at the end. 10/10, would ride again!