shiny casette

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.

Idea taken from Jen’s photo which was in turn a response to Merlin’s post.

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.