Tag Archives: bike

Nothing’s Perfect: Zefal hPX FTW

It’s been over 8 years since I did one of these posts, but this morning I had an experience. I was out for a quick ride–in the face of COVID-19, I’ve been trying to put in a short (5-10 mile … Continue reading

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The Joy of an Upside-Down Bicycle

A bicycle-related post!!! A couple of decades ago, I fancied myself a cyclist.  A serious person, for whom bikes were all and all, etc. So I bought a workstand.  Workstands are wonderful bits of kit that let you clamp a … Continue reading

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Darkness, Rain, Spider

Saturday evening, I went to Lyric Hall Bike Night.  It was largely a show of funnybikes–bikes built out of bits and pieces of other bikes and other things.  All were functional, including a rather nice reel lawnmower bike built on … Continue reading

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Cars.

I think I’ve made it pretty clear here that I prefer bicycles to cars.  Nevertheless, this post is on my new-to-me car, and why I like it.  Here it is: Sorry, it’s a little hard to see.  It’s behind the … Continue reading

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Bike Poetry, March

It’s not the crack of dawn, but it’s early. That time of day when you see more buses than cars. My wheels hum along the smooth pavement on Whitney, still dirty from the winter but so much smoother than last … Continue reading

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Love Your Battery

Love your battery. Love it. I really mean that. This is not a posting about how to better care for the battery in your notebook (or in your phone). It is, rather, an appreciation. I’ve been sitting here for about … Continue reading

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The Shocking Truth: Dynohub Progress

I recently purchased a used front wheel that was built with a Shimano DH-3N80 dynohub, the latest (or at least one of the most recent) iterations of the venerable Shimano design. For around 10 years, I’ve been riding a DH-3N70, … Continue reading

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Take It Easy

This morning, while I was listening to NPR in the shower (thank you, BlueTooth), I heard an interview with Annie Lennox.  Ms. Lennox, half of the Eurythmics, (can you hear Sweet Dreams yet?) is about to release a new ablum called … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened on the way to work.

Yesterday A head cold, plus I need to meet with a client, so I drive to the meeting at a local coffee shop. I wear my acid green jacket anyway, because that’s the way he agreed to recognize me. “Where’s … Continue reading

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Longer term with the Velogical Rim Dynamo

After I reviewed the Velogical Rim Dynamo, among others, I thought I would go back to my Shimano dynohub for future night riding.  However, one thing lead to another and I decided to give the Velogical unit a longer trial. … Continue reading

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