I finally got back on the bike again, after hardly riding at all during this last nasty stretch of winterness.
the wet, salty road grime isn’t doing my bike any favours. worth it.
Winter is not kind to bikes. salt-induced rust on the chain, cassette, rotor, and any exposed steel. Thankfully, the frame is aluminum. After winter’s over, I’ll scrub the rust off, with a little chemical assistance, if necessary. I’ll probably (definitely) need to replace the cassette and chain in the spring.
I was bonked on the ride home. Completely out of gas, so I had to stop to rest briefly under the Stoney Trail overpass. There were lots of other bikes out on the path, which is always great!
I took the bike apart to give it a good scrub this afternoon, to make sure the last of the winter grit is gone so it doesn’t wear components down prematurely. Winter grit is evil to bikes. Evil.
2010/04/17: Break a rule today! Centered composition is generally considered boring and taboo, but can be interesting. Try it! #ds153
my very own Social Network Pause Button. No inbox. No RSS. No IM. Nothing but me, my bike, and the wind.
At first I didn’t like the overly blurred photo, but this works for me on so many levels. The motion blur, and slight blur of the bike itself. That’s what it feels like when I’m riding. Reality blurs. It’s just me, in focus, and everything else just blurs by as I pass through. The only other way I could describe it would be like The Ring Effect, when Frodo slips that sucker on…
Synergy (from the Greek syn-ergo, συνεργός meaning working together) is the term used to describe a situation where the final outcome of a system is greater than the sum of its parts.
When combined, the small contribution of each spoke results in a wheel which, as a whole, is strong, light, and fast.