Although it’s not my main gig anymore, I have pretty much been teaching English regularly for nearly 20 years. Most of these years were spent in Japan, where extracting lengthy sentences in a foreign language is, well, a challenge sometimes. I quickly developed a technique that worked wonders – talk about stuff that my students were interested in. It works like a magic key and I still use it to this day in France at the ‘old person’s university’ where I spend an hour and half a week. A rewarding consequence of this technique for me is learning a whole bunch of things I never would have had the chance to if I was the ‘preachy’ teacher type.
I’ve just realized I’ve been employing the same voodoo on you, and I’m not done yet, I’m afraid!
Although the conversation has already begun in the comments section (the best part of this blog, in my opinion) from my last article, I’d like to open it up to those who may have missed out.
See, I really want a pair of carbon wheels, but I don’t want them hanging on the wall, waiting for race day. I want them for all year, all the time (keep in mind, I live in the south of France and nearly never ride in the wet). Am I being unreasonable? From my extensive, slightly-obsessive search of the internet in the past few days, the jury seems to be out on this one, but I certainly know people who only roll on carbon, so I suppose it can be done without breaking any Velominati rules.