Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New road tires

Finally purchased new tires for my road bike. The old ones were starting to show threads and had worn down to have a very flat profile.

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Close enough to the 3 year mark for the bike to do the data dump.
The short version is I need to ride more!

First ride: 12/08/06
Total miles: 2586.2 (Jason points out that this is roughly the distance across the US)
Average speed: 14.2
Tubes: Less than 5? Not many flats! Two of them in the last month.
Miles in 06: 104
Miles in 07: 882
Miles in 08: 897
Miles in 09: 703 (with 2 months to go)
Total hours in the saddle: 182.2
Rides over 50 miles: 3. Pathetic. Looking back at my ride log, almost all of my rides are in the 18-25 range. (I got carried away... histogram below...)

The only maintenance has been lubing the chain and new grip tape! Totally trouble free!!

Click below to get a close up of the neurosis that is my bike log.
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Hey look a histogram that displays graphically how I usually don't ride more than 20 miles!
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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Birds of a feather... flocking

A (only mildly staged) photo prior to a very sweaty 3.4 miles @ 4.2mph (ha!) bike ride near Rocky Peak in Simi Valley. Thanks to some expert trail scouting by me, we rode UP the downhill section of the Chumash trail. Oops. There were times when it would have been a nice hike if I wasn't dragging my bike up the hill with me. Actually a very cool trail! Only the 2nd MTB ride since 4/08. Mike has been talking about getting a new bike so there may be more rides in the near future.

Laz0r scanning

Cool 3D mapping on this little UAV. Coolness is a couple of minutes in. Some mild laughs to be had in the comments as well.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

New wheels

Konig Rewind 16x7" wheels, 205/60-16 Yokohama Avid TRZ shipped mounted and balanced from Discount Tire Direct. Goodparts 1" lowering springs. Happy with them so far! Big improvement over the worn out and 10 years old tires they are replacing, so I'm not hard to impress at this point.

more photos...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A shipment!

New wheels and tires for the Triumph arrived today. Whooo!! Pics of them on the car by Sunday hopefully...

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