Thursday, December 31, 2015


Ending 2015 with the Nutcracker 
(nothing to do with trik'n on a rough rode)

Bro.. Byron and little Sis.. Leili at the War Memorial Opera House in San Fransisco for San Fransisco Ballet's Nutcracker.
A lighted City Hall in the background

Carrie, Byron, Leili and yours truly at the Opera House
Leili wasn't in the cast tonight so she sat with us 

Byron and Leili

 Leili before a performance earlier in the week.

Leili working off the stress before going on stage.


Monday, December 28, 2015

Schwalbes from France

I've been getting by tires from XXCycle in France. The cost of a full set of rubber (three tires) is 127 EUR which comes out to $140 including shipping. Delivery time for this order was only 4 days (usually can take up to two weeks).

Schwalbe One HS 28/622 and two Schwalbe One HS 23/406

I would prefer that my $s stay in the USA but I can't find the same tires for less then $200 in here in the states.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Tis The Season

Christmas Day Cruising  
Enjoying the light traffic and cool crisp air

A "little" abode I rode by on my Christmas Day ride

Monday, December 7, 2015

Taking Pics

Taking advantage of a clear and warm Autumn day to hang at the park and take some pics.

Catrike 700 looking good as always


SL-K just keeps on cranking and...

...Chris Kings just keep on rolling

Long shadows, late into Autumn

Monday, November 30, 2015

Blogging Since 2009

I've been blogging for six years now. I've got a ton of pics saved. Here's a sampling of some of the pics I've posted on my blog over the last six years. They're pretty much laid out in chronological order. Gotta love the laid back world.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Riding Loaded Down

February 2012

Before getting my new hips in late 2013 I would ride loaded down with groceries (picture) or I'd be towing Betzi. By the middle of 2013 my hips were toast.

After getting my new hips, riding light and fast has become the new norm.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Adult Cycle Review

The Adult Cycle Review blog has a bunch of reviews of trikes that the new and experienced triker should find interesting. Check it out here. It'll also be listed permanently in the Cycling Links section in the right column of my blog.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Valve Core Removal Tool

For those who use tubes with removable valve cores here's the perfect tool. If I find that a tire has a very slow leak it's usually the valve core that needs a little tightening. 

Park Tool VC-1 

The plastic piece at the top of the picture is what I used in the past to tighten valve cores. It would wear out fast.
The VC-1 is designed for both Presta and Schrader removalble valve cores. The notch in the middle is for Presta stem extensions.

The VC-1 fits nicely between the spokes. The VC-1 on the valve core the core can be easily tighten by hand.