Friday, August 20, 2010

A good week

It's the middle of August, hot blustery, dusty conditions and probably the worst month of the year.

But in only a couple of weeks, it will officially be spring and the signs are here already. Greening trees, whiffs of Jasmine and Banksia Rose, and a very definite lightening of the mornings.

My big ride is looming (details for a later post) so I have really needed to get focused and start riding consistently and this week has been great so far with a couple of road rides, a spinning class, a run and still the weekend ahead to get in some more miles.

After all, I have a mountain bike ride of roughly 500km to contemplate and it ain't all flat!

Other good things this week were some more photos from the Hansa Hout Bay Trail Run and finally, the completion of the editing of my Freedom Trail book  - Ride, Walk and Cry.

This has been a much longer project than it should have been. I used Blurb to compile the book. It's amazing software which gives the would be author layouts for text and photos which is simply uploaded to their server. It goes into the production process and about two weeks later - voila! Your book.

I printed a preview copy and it has taken almost 7 months to do all the editing. A flurry here and there but now it is finally done and in the printing works.  An early Christmas present for family and friends (or very late depending on which way you look at it).

Now if only I can keep up the momentum.


  1. you wrote an FC book?!!

    take that mr Davie!
    wow wow, wow!

  2. Nothing like turning the pages of a real book with photos. Its amazing how much one remembers about that time. Still clear in my mind.