It's Manchester and... it's raining. Not that I care, because I'm writing this from the media centre at the National Velodrome and it's as warm as I'd want it.
I'll be covering the World Track Cycling Championships all week on behalf of Protour News but I'm also going to try to give a flavour of life in the press centre on the blog - and post some pictures into my flickr account.
This is the biggest event I've covered so far, so I'm finding my feet a little, but hopefully I can share a little insight into life on the inside of the fence.
And I will be inside the fence. There are only 12 track side bibs available and they've pretty much been allocated to the big agencies. So the only real advantages I have over the general public in photograpic terms are being able to get to the track centre and having access to the athletes in the warm-up area. Well, that and power and a fast ethernet connection and...
OK. 30 minutes to go until the first event. Better go and get set up!