Thursday, February 09, 2012

Just Noticing Some Ugly Components

I don't think I'm snobbish about parts and components at all.  Indeed, I can't afford what I want without spreading the cost over several months for a single item (Brooks saddle is presently a good example of this).  However, I think I do have an appreciation for quality and it occurred to me as I looked at these photo's of my weekend ride that I have one ugly stem!  Can one even still get threaded stems that could replace this adjustable thing I have?  I hope so.
The pics were never intended to highlight this, but it's the first thing that stood out to me.  Anyone know a good and reliable on-line "old parts" seller who could help me replace this thing?

This boardwalk is just over 1km long.

As for the ride itself, pretty decent here on most days but the cold had caused some heaving in this boardwalk over the marsh and made for a pretty bumpy ride.  This would have been better suited to a MTB today.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Soup Fest

A fundraiser held in the city each year.
It was my first time there.  You purchase a card that allows four gourmet soup samples - choosing from the 30 or so that are available at the event.
It was really crowded but I managed, in order of my favorites, a mushroom-bacon soup, a yam-apple soup, a curry chicken soup and a seafood offering.  I didn't enjoy the seafood one quite as much but the attraction was more just getting this little critter in the bowl.

"Please don't eat m..."

The whole thing brought to mind Portland's Soupcycle crew.  Wish we had that here!

Sunday, February 05, 2012

"The Man Who Lived on His Bike."

Another video piece.  I saw this one at Momentum Magazine. I believe the credit goes to Guillaume Blanchet for this awesome piece of work.
Here's the video.

Saturday, February 04, 2012


Beautiful but cold.  That is, not really cold but the thing is I dress for the sun and as soon as it begins to set I really notice it.  Better get home fast.