Met with Coach last night, discussed final preparations, equipment, tactics etc. I am all set to go, except now I am not totally sure if I’ll be riding the Avanti or…. The TESCHNER!!!!!!!! Yes, a miracle could happen. I spoke with Teschner directly yesterday, and am having forks (with alloy steerer) and an offset seat post shipped to me. The plan is they should arrive today. If they do, then it will be a late night tonight building up the Teschner, so I can train on it tomorrow at DISC. If they don’t arrive then I’ll be on the Avanti on Monday and who knows on Wednesday for the TT and scratch race.
Much discussion was had last night, working out the best way to build up the Teschner, whilst keeping the Avanti as the back up. Originally the plan was take all the gear I have put on the Avanti over the last 12 or so months, and put it on the Teschner. That makes things messy and tiresome if it happens that, after building up the Teschner, it needs tweaking too much, and/or I am not comfortable or confident on it, and I need to revert to a (gearless) Avanti. So Mr Legs has offered his running gear to put on the Teschner, leaving the Avanti intact for a painless reversion if required. I don’t want to be stressing out about bike set up 1-2 days out from Nationals. It should be a straightforward set up, as I have measurements etc ready to set the Teschner up by. Let’s see if the courier can deliver the goodies to my door in time.