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New years!

January 3, 2012 Leave a comment

I know I said I would post again soon, but the holiday stuff really piled on.

I mean it’s super busy and stuff, and I even missed The last critical mass of the year! Shooott.. And then I saw a group riding out on New Year’s Eve and I was totally jealous that I have no idea what was that. I mean I looked around, and I thought it might be the midnight ride, but it isn’t. Bike Party? I think it’s a little too early for Bike Party. I guess it was a little mini Critical Mass. If someone knows, let me in on that…

Moving on, I finally also got around to cleaning my bike. Took longer than I expected since I tried something new, but I learned and hopefully I can get my routine down to 30 minutes. Mighty hard though without a bike stand, but I guess that’s what I get for not being richy rich with the bike gear. I hate how everything is so freaking expensive.

What do I have coming this week?

Not a lot of biking sadly, free museum runs with friends, biking going into the shop for a checkup. I swear it has developed some strange squeak that can’t be good….

I’m Back!

December 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Wow, it’s been like months since my computer went down, and I had to scourge up money to fix it. It wasn’t an easy fix for sure, and once I started adding things to the shopping cart, I kept on tacking on more additions, and stuff I might as well add since I was already getting a new motor and reservoir unit for water cooling. Everything is in tip-top shape now, and hopefully it’ll stay that way for the next year at least? I’m counting on you computer!

Onward to bike-related news, I’ve done a bunch of stuff, and started going on SF Bike coalition rides. It’s all pretty much fun and games from my experience, and I have started on a daily ‘commute’ routine. I’ve had several near misses, but that’s not new considering I am biking down Market Street on a daily basis. All in all, it’s been lots of fun times I suppose.

One thing I’d like to mention is that I went on the Holiday Lights right last night, and met up with a bunch of people who are just awesome. I found out they live by where I live too, so who would have thought! I’ll probably be running into them a lot now. Catch you all later! I’ll hopefully make another update within a day or two.. but it’s freaking cold riding outside.

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Bike Cleaning Sadness

August 31, 2011 Leave a comment

I haven’t done much cycling recently, not as much as I would like to anyways because of two main reasons. One being that I cleaned and washed my whole drivetrain today, and two the weather was kind of shitty.

Looking back to the whole cleaning thing, I could have probably put it off. After cleaning it because it was quite dirty, I instantly regretted it because of the whole factory lube thing. Oh well… nothing I can do now and it was looking quite dirty anyways. I suppose it had to be done sooner or later, and it happened to be sooner rather than later for me. I suppose I’ll keep that in mind when I have the chain replaced and I can have another go at ‘factory lube’. So on to the weather. Probably not a whole big deal but I live on the western end of San Francisco so that basically means I get fog day in and out for the last week or so. I know it’s all sunshines and carefree on the other, eastern side of the city but I don’t live there! Still I could bike over to that potion of the city, but I am getting tired of doing that in the name of ‘exploration’. One can only do so much exploring until boredom looms it’s ugly head. I could use a change of seasons to fall or even winter to liven things up.

I took a quick ride today after letting my bike rest up after cleaning. Isn’t that standard practice? I think it is after putting down a dry lube. I hear wet lubes are good to go, and I can’t wait to switch over to that. Currently I am just trying to use up all my dry lube before that though. Catch you all tomorrow! Weather report says it should be a great day.

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Success!

August 26, 2011 Leave a comment

I was able to find the Bike Kitchen yesterday, after riding around back and forth. It turns out that I have passed by the building on the last two occasions that I have ridden by, it just so happens that they DO NOT have any kind of signage to let people know they exist. I suppose it is more of a word of mouth co-op type of deal. It did seem like a decent place though, I didn’t go in but I am sure the place is alright from the outside… Probably much more different atmosphere on the inside.

So what’s in store for today? Doing some pre-critical mass stuff. I called in to the bike shop, and asked if they could squeeze me in for a quick tune-up/check for things. I know my bike isn’t all that old, but I have put at least 200 miles on it and could probably use some cable tension checking. I also should head down to the bike shop and get my ‘warranty sticker’ too, as I’ve slacked on that. Which reminds me.. I really need to register my bike too! Ahh well.. should all be done by the end of the day. Still a lot of stuff ahead of me to do.

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