I managed to snap a spoke on my rear wheel while running an errand at lunch today. I had to borrow a pair of snips to clip it off so I could ride home. Not sure I want to keep riding with one spoke missing and an unknown number of other weakened spokes. More downtime for the bike…
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.
it was probably a little overdue. thought I should get to it before it snows again.
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
they don’t work QUITE as well at -20˚C, nor with a nice layer of greasy road grime coating the rotor…
it’s a bit blurry because it was fracking freezing, and I was trying to take the photo before my hand froze with the glove off.
2010/01/27: Take something common–an object, building, or landscape–and compose an abstract composition with it. #ds73
the road blurs past me on the ride home today – only the bike in sharp focus – everything else dampened, lost in thought.
I’d wanted to try a shot like this since getting the 10-20mm lens. I wrapped the camera strap tightly around my left hand, and pumped of a whole bunch of shots while leaning down as I rode. I was going about 25km/h when I shot this.