Category: Paul (A)
Well, I've finished another Tour de France and once again failed to beat Lance Armstrong home.
The guy is an absolute legend in TDF history. Well done to our own Robbie McEwan for taking the sprinters green jersey again. That's three years in a row now that an Aussie has won that particular title.
One of my work mates rides a stationary exercise bike while watching the tour and finds it improves his cadence (Lance speak for pedalling speed). He has difficulty lunging for the line with the sprinters though but he did avoid all the crashes in this years tour.
On a different form of cycling - Recycling, I spent the weekend in between showers setting up some water storage for our vegetable garden.
We had a galvanised water tank which had just about reached the end of it's life and was rusting through and starting to leak. I purchased 4 x 200 litre (44 gal) second hand polyethylene drums for $66.00 AUD and with the loan of a few power tools from work and some tank outlets (staff discount - of course) I spent Sunday afternoon putting the system together and transferring the water from the galv tank to my new storage. With the other existing tank we now have a total of 1250 litres of rain water we can catch off the garage roof. We use this purely for garden watering, car washing and window cleaning. Quality wise it would not be good enough for drinking but every drop saved is a drop we don't have to pay for in our Council rates.
Things have been a bit quiet on the food front after last weeks experience at the dentist. Quantity of food intake hasn't decreased any but the time taken to shovel it into the boiler room has increased dramatically. Great care is being taken to make sure I don't chew on the right hand side of my mouth at the moment.
Now if anyone has any ideas what to do with a rusty galvanised tank..................?