Preparation Italian Style (warning: may also be French, Belgium content)

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Back in the day, Cipo used to know how to prepare.


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Sure, it started off innocently enough. All for one and one for all:
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But then it went horribly,
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horribly,
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horribly wrong.
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How to avoid these common mistakes? We can only offer suggestions.
For example Leah and I have been training at altitude at Stanthorpe (That’s “Tin town” for all you Breaking Bad aficionados).

Here the farmers deter the “city folk ” from pinching their boulders:
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Yes, I know what you’re thinking: that seems do-able, let’s back up the ute. But its an awfully big rock.
Let’s look at their assumptions. Approximated to the shape of a spherical cow. Check. Density of granite?
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Check. Size?
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Circumference 6.6m, looks right. Radius? Opps, missed a factor of π there. Volume?
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OK, the r should be cubed in V = 4/3 π r3. And there is a units conversion error. Sorry, that’s a 13,400 kg rock – too big for the ute. ALRIGHT, now I feel ready!

Then Malcolm gives us an urgent call. He’s feeling a bit pasty and has looked at his blood values and decides that he needs to come up to Brisbane for a bit of Madone work. (Wearing his Chopper Read colours below)
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We take him on the River Loop, towed along by Leah
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& Annaliese
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But the season has it’s own dangers as the Plague continues to spread.
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A final a brush-up on coffee etiquette:
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…and he’s ready.
What about me? Cadel’s signature (thanks James) together with Semen and Viner.
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It’s a winning combination, I think I’m there.

Nutrition? check.
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But time is short. Here’s how to be efficient at breakfast:

Be prepared, put cleats on everything:
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And be prepared to spend some time in the Sag Wagon
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AKA the Luurv Bus
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There will be times like this:
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But keep tranquillo
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Ride with (Italian) stlye
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(or German)
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Have places to keep the important stuff:
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It’s Italian.
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It’s Italian:
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It’s Italian (and a Vincente):
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It’s Italian:
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Yes, but: “Tomorrow, we ride”.
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Unfortunately, most of these free T-Shirts will be pulped, as they only come with the $100 deposit towards the accommodation Miranda is booking. I only have deposits from Leah, Malcolm, Wendy, Miranda & Steve.
If you want a free t-shirt, you’d better be quick/. Please send your $100.00 deposit to:
BSB: 064141 Acc No.: 1005 3429

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One Response to Preparation Italian Style (warning: may also be French, Belgium content)

  1. miranda1459 says:

    Ah, so good to see Mario starring! And a Vincente (Vinnie nickname!)….now where can I get a pair of those boots, essential items I am sure.

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