What was the aftermath of the egg-throwing incident? Restoration.
Guinness doesn’t have a record for “Farthest distance driven in an electric vehicle in 24 hours”, but it should. Achievement unlocked!
Swap your bike between the road and your trainer without fiddling around with the derailleur.
A bit of an update to put some stats around the ride. Watts/kg at 1 Hour - 1.98 I'm really happy with this. It's a Strava estimate, but my long-term average has been around 1.5W/kg. My last FTP test on a KICKR was 238W for an hour, so an estimate of 214W is plausible for … Continue reading Amy’s by the numbers
It's 120km and about 1700m of climbing. You've done no preparation and it looks like rain. So why are you doing this again?
That was a ride and a half! I knew that the 165km and 3000m of climbing would be a stretch, which is why I entered. I'm not much of a climber yet, but I do prefer long distances to short sprints. The weather did not help. (Maybe a slight NW tailwind on some of the … Continue reading Fitz’s Challenge – This Fitz just got real
Apparently one is not supposed ride the 165km Fitz's Classic as one's first imperial century. Instead I should find a flat 161km event and pootle around. Something in my favour this year is that I will be riding as a group of four; among which is a 30-time Fitz's veteran. The support, guidance and morale-boosting … Continue reading Fitz’s Challenge – Classic 165km preparation
Picked up the new wheelset from Ride365. H PLUS SON Archetype rims Double-butted black spokes with red nipples 24 front 32 rear Novatec hubs Total weight 1660g including skewers About $900, though I got a 10% Pedal Power discount even on the labour, bringing them down to $810. Sweet as. What are they like? The lighter … Continue reading New wheelset, sweet as
I couldn’t have put it better myself. Even with only first year Chemistry.
One of the most ludicrous things about the anti-science movement is the enormous number of arguments that are based on a lack of knowledge about high school level chemistry. These chemistry facts are so elementary and fundamental to science that the anti-scientists’ positions can only be described as willful ignorance, and these arguments once again demonstrate that despite all of the claims of being “informed free-thinkers,” anti-scientists are nothing more than uninformed (or misinformed) science deniers. Therefore, in this post I am going to explain five rudimentary facts about chemistry that you must grasp before you are even remotely qualified to make an informed decision about medicines, vaccines, food, etc.
1). Everything is made of chemicals
This seems like a simple concept, but many people seem to struggle greatly with it, so let’s get this straight: all matter is made of chemicals (excluding subatomic particles). You consist entirely of chemicals…
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True I like my wheels true. I built two 27" wheels under the tutelage of Dr Charles Coin in 1988 for my old tourer with DT Swiss double-butted spokes. The spokes were probably worth more than the rest of the wheel. The 2-cross front wheel has been trued once. The 3-cross rear wheel held together … Continue reading Broke another rear wheel, found a wheelset