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Monday, November 2, 2015

where's a car when you need one

The magnetic sensors in the road that trigger a traffic light to change rarely work for bicycles in my town. I guess all the lights with these sensors also have pedestrian cross buttons to trigger a light change but sometimes I don't feel like riding up on the sidewalk. So I wait for a car or pedestrian to arrive. It's usually a short wait. But often also one of those surprising moments of stillness - sitting quietly in the glaring fall sunshine...

Friday, October 23, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

the endless cycle…

old tube tool

I finally got around to tightening the headset on "Totally 80's." It's been loosening on its own as I ride and I've been hand tightening on the fly. I don't have the perfect size wrench for it - I think maybe it's 1-1/8 or 1-1/4. So I use the adjustable wrench which can mark the nut. I used to use a rag to protect the nut. This time I used a piece of old inner tube and it worked much better.