As I proceed to reside within the midst of an ongoing sizzling tub set up mission, my day-to-day affairs are in barely extra disarray than traditional. Nevertheless, restricted time and frigid temperatures present me with an ideal excuse to nip over to the park and trot round for a bit of bit:
Such forays will not be, strictly talking, authorized, however inasmuch because the First Commandment by which I reside my life is “Thou Shalt Experience,” I’m beholden to defer to God’s legislation over man’s legislation. Anyway, when it’s Nineteen American Freedom Levels out I’m definitely not bothering anyone, the bottom is frozen strong, and it appears silly to not get pleasure from considered one of my favourite sounds, that being the crunchy sound of icy snow beneath high-volume tires:
Additionally, it beats using on the highway, the place you’re extra prone to hear the squishy sound of moist rodent:
That rat actually ought to have been sporting a helmet.
In the meantime, final week I discussed my try and get rid of the play from the rear hub of the Eye of the Tiger Bike:
Effectively, I rode the bike twice over the weekend, and I’m sorry to report it’s now received extra play in it than The Full Works Of William Shakespeare:
I’ve lengthy been contemplating upgrading this bike to Shimano Hyperglide compatibility to avail myself not solely of the broader cassette compatibility but in addition the improved shifting, and this was exactly the excuse I wanted. “A wheel, a wheel, a kingdom for a wheel!,” I cried to Paul at Basic Cycle, and it appears to be like as if one or even perhaps two could also be forthcoming. This makes me exceedingly completely happy, because the RockCombo has confirmed to be a super winter all-rounder.
Within the meantime, I’ve additionally received one other small mission within the offing:
Not too way back, Passchier, a maker of bamboo handlebars, requested me if I’d wish to attempt some, so I replied within the affirmative. After they arrived, in mild of my current flat pedal pivot, I believed it could be enjoyable use them as an excuse to alter the vibe of my singlespeed mountain bike considerably. The orange is admittedly considerably “flambullient” for me, but it surely appeared like it could go together with the bars, and anyway a bit of shade by no means damage anyone, besides in fact when it has.
I’ll allow you to now once I’ve received all the pieces buttoned up, and we’ll see whether or not it makes the bike look whimsical or like a corny Halloween nightmare.