Disappointed to not get to race this week, was planning three crits between today and Sunday. For those who weren't there, I rode there, and on the ride in what I thought was my front brake siezed up. Ended up it was actually the rear hub after about 20 minutes of playing around with re-centering brakes. I think that might also explain why I was so far off the pace last week if the hubs weren't spinning freely.
As it turned out, despite not racing before I even got to Knox on the way home, at about 25km/h accelerating out of a road crossing the rear hub went off with a massive bang. The result was the axle splitting in two, the skewer turning into a projectile and landing in pieces a fair distance away, and the wheel ending up well out of the drops(with no skewer to hold it there, no surprise) before coming to a very sudden stop - requiring a lot of force to un-wedge it. So yeah, I got a walk/lift home and am down half a wheelset, so guess it'll be hardtail tomorrow night as I cbf changing the rotors on my other wheelset.
But oh well. I guess that's as good an excuse as any to upgrade. M975s this time for the rebuild.
Also, good work AK for turning up, now to keep at it. We'll get you into Z5a/Z5b the whole way before too long