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.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Blowing Off Steam

With 5 kids ranging in age from 36 years down to 16 years and 8 grandkids life can get a little crazy. Right now to ease all the craziness I need a anti-depressant and anti-anxiety drug topped with a cocktail of adeline, endorphins and a shot of endocanabanoids (the latest compound associated with a runners high or rather a trikers high). 

THE PRESCRIPTION...a fast ride on my 700 to blow off a little steam and to sort out the craziness. I was blessed with a perfect day to put life back into a positive perspective.

The day was cool, crisp and sunny with gentle clouds speaking of better days to come. 

Taking a break from the road. A short paved trail through the hills.  
Feeling relaxed after a 700 fix. 

Things are looking brighter.

Sunday, November 1, 2015