Some good news and bad news: it appears the great 4T vs 2T debate took a significant turn this evening as CNN reports. Probably we will more of this over the next few days. One of the sub-projects for this year was to return the braking system back to a standard foot and hand brake set up. A few years ago, prior to the hip surgery, I had lost reliability in my ability to use the foot brake. My leg and hip would seize in place, with a massive pain spike just to top it off. That unreliability was the cause of one of my more high speed get-offs, and not wanting to repeat the event, I turned to the very robust left-hand-rear-brake and clutch combo from CLAKE in Australia. Returning to the standard set up comes from the Birch courses, as I am standardizing my set up across all the other bikes: same handlebars, same lever position, etc to create a minimal difference between each bike. Well, I got in a hurry and got a bit rammy, and ended up breaking the foot lever as I tried to straighten it out from a previous kiss from Mother Earth. It's cold, so a natural stopping point for this evening.