I’ve been getting loads of spam comments over the last few days. If you see a comment with obvious filth in it, please don’t click the link – you’ll only encourage them. I need to upgrade my WordPress installation; could someone arrange some 28 hour days for me?
I got an email this afternoon to say that my Solitude Cycles frame should arrive tomorrow! Woo!
I can’t get foks with the length of steerer tube I need for the bar height, if I have a 100mm 35deg stem. Alex drew this up to see what diference it would make going for no spacer and a 120mm 40 degree stem instead.
Mark Thomas is playing the Darlington Arts centre on October 5th.
Took part on this charity ride at Hamsterly Forest today. Felt really good, especially considering last week was my biggest week of commuting for a long time. Climbing, the ss has to go fast, or you just stall, so I was climbing the hills fast, getting off to walk when it was ust too steep, by which time the geared riders were in such a low gear that at times I was gaining on them while pushing the bike.
I caught up with a couple of riders in the second half of the ride and we were told by a marshall that we were 4th, 5th and 6th places. They dropped me towards the end, when I was spinning out on a long decent, but I don’t think anyone passed me, so I probably finished 6th. Maybe 7th.
Distance: 21 miles
Surface: Off-road – long ‘fireroad’ climbs, technical singletrack
Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Weather: Warm and sunny
Bike: Kona Singlespeed (with 2.25″ tyres)
Interesting post at Presentation Zen looking at the way we use computers. An analogy that I can relate to:
does a personal laptop in the school function as a bicycle for the mind, amplifying the student’s own capabilities and new knowledge or is it more like a car with pre-packaged formulas that allow the student to become soft in the head while appearing to really go places?