All about bicycles

When I had my last mountain bike, I didn't put on a kick stand; I had a folding wall-mounted holder for it.

I didn't keep it cased when not in use. :eek:

What can I say, I have yet to have a bicycle come with a case.

But it did make the garage more interesting. Um...kick stands are kind of...well...they're for very young kids or very old people. 🤣
I do have a bicycle that came with a case.
 
Les, you know I love you, so I'm sorry about what I have to do. She's asleep now, but in the morning, I'm telling my wife that you said she was "very old."

My wife looks young for her age, so I expect this to hurt her deeply.
Oh, my comment only applies to you. I saw your kickstand in that pic. I haven't seen hers, so...she's exempt!
 
A nice day today. Sunny, but windy and cooler around 15C.
Headed south to Mud bay again...

Couldn't resist seeing if the Nemesis lakes are still there.

Yeah... not doing that again...



Turned around and hit Watershed park, still southbound...



Where has the ocean gone???





Whilst downing some water I could see a guy (seen in the background) with his bike upside down and a trailer. He was wrenching away...



So I wandered over there and asked if everything was OK. He's a younger dad with two small kids in the car waiting to get on the trail.
He asked me if I had an air pump and was admonishing himself for not checking the tires before leaving the house. His was one of those tiny lightweight very small capacity pumps.
I said "have I got an air pump for you!"
I asked him how much psi he liked in the tires, and his response was "I don't know, whatever you recommend." The front had maybe 15psi, and the rear was dead flat. He would have been there for a loooooooong time with that tiny pump.
I got him up to 30psi front/rear in seconds with the Fumpa pump. Dude was so happy!
Felt great helping a guy/family out...
 
A nice day today. Sunny, but windy and cooler around 15C.
Headed south to Mud bay again...

Couldn't resist seeing if the Nemesis lakes are still there.

Yeah... not doing that again...



Turned around and hit Watershed park, still southbound...



Where has the ocean gone???





Whilst downing some water I could see a guy (seen in the background) with his bike upside down and a trailer. He was wrenching away...



So I wandered over there and asked if everything was OK. He's a younger dad with two small kids in the car waiting to get on the trail.
He asked me if I had an air pump and was admonishing himself for not checking the tires before leaving the house. His was one of those tiny lightweight very small capacity pumps.
I said "have I got an air pump for you!"
I asked him how much psi he liked in the tires, and his response was "I don't know, whatever you recommend." The front had maybe 15psi, and the rear was dead flat. He would have been there for a loooooooong time with that tiny pump.
I got him up to 30psi front/rear in seconds with the Fumpa pump. Dude was so happy!
Felt great helping a guy/family out...
Wow, exercise and a good deed! Nice ride Dave!! Glad you got out, I was feeling a bit lazy, much better now that I have ridden along with you ;~)) Looks like you had a nice day for it!!!

 
A nice day today. Sunny, but windy and cooler around 15C.
Headed south to Mud bay again...

Couldn't resist seeing if the Nemesis lakes are still there.

Yeah... not doing that again...



Turned around and hit Watershed park, still southbound...



Where has the ocean gone???





Whilst downing some water I could see a guy (seen in the background) with his bike upside down and a trailer. He was wrenching away...



So I wandered over there and asked if everything was OK. He's a younger dad with two small kids in the car waiting to get on the trail.
He asked me if I had an air pump and was admonishing himself for not checking the tires before leaving the house. His was one of those tiny lightweight very small capacity pumps.
I said "have I got an air pump for you!"
I asked him how much psi he liked in the tires, and his response was "I don't know, whatever you recommend." The front had maybe 15psi, and the rear was dead flat. He would have been there for a loooooooong time with that tiny pump.
I got him up to 30psi front/rear in seconds with the Fumpa pump. Dude was so happy!
Felt great helping a guy/family out...

Like foreigner sang -

“Bike Pump Hero”
 
A nice day today. Sunny, but windy and cooler around 15C.
Headed south to Mud bay again...

Couldn't resist seeing if the Nemesis lakes are still there.

Yeah... not doing that again...



Turned around and hit Watershed park, still southbound...



Where has the ocean gone???





Whilst downing some water I could see a guy (seen in the background) with his bike upside down and a trailer. He was wrenching away...



So I wandered over there and asked if everything was OK. He's a younger dad with two small kids in the car waiting to get on the trail.
He asked me if I had an air pump and was admonishing himself for not checking the tires before leaving the house. His was one of those tiny lightweight very small capacity pumps.
I said "have I got an air pump for you!"
I asked him how much psi he liked in the tires, and his response was "I don't know, whatever you recommend." The front had maybe 15psi, and the rear was dead flat. He would have been there for a loooooooong time with that tiny pump.
I got him up to 30psi front/rear in seconds with the Fumpa pump. Dude was so happy!
Felt great helping a guy/family out...
Good man, Dave
 

A saddle, which was recently featured in a German MTB Forum.
There may be English descriptions to be found in the www, too.
From my perspective not a proper design for downhill etc., because you don't have flanks or nose, to press the bikes through curves with the insides of your upper legs.
 
Weather and work... some more...
Got out for a quickie this afternoon around 3pm in between showers. Haven't ridden for two weeks.
Blasted out to the sports field in Surrey.
On the way I saw some flora. Notice the busy bee about 2 thirds of the way down on the right...



Was surprised to see mixed league flag football...



Another field. This time training for pole vault!



Glad I got out to stretch my legs...
 
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Taking a break in the woods so I decided to snap a pic
 
This is when I get jealous of the northern folks. Once May hit down south, someone flipped a switch to turn on summer. It's been so hot here, I'm struggling to stay motivated.

I did a 115-mile ride on Memorial Day, an out-and-back of the entire Suncoast Trail, a paved mixed use path north of Tampa. Temps were above 90 degrees for the second half, much of that was around 95 with a peak of 100. That's ambient temp, so the "feels like" would've been another 5-10 degrees higher.

I came out of that one relatively unscathed. One riding partner had to drop at mile 100. I went through about 5.5 liters of liquids between water, high-carb mix, a bottle of Powerade, and a heap of electrolytes via two packets of Mortal Hydration Salty (1800mg of salt between the two).

Already looking forward to October and slightly cooler temps. I'm going to try a couple of bikepacking races.
 
On Saturday night we had our company party celebrating 40 years in business! Great party! After setting up the PA, organizing things, then having fun, and tearing it all down I was pretty tired.
Next morning had a few things to do, but as tired as I was I wanted to take advantage of the great weather.
So... off for a short ride to Mud Bay again...

What a day!



Unbelievably, the Nemesis lakes are completely gone, yay! They must have been pumped out. Can't believe how dry it is now...





What's that Doobie Brothers song again...



Still no ocean!





You lookin' at ME???





Tired, but worth it...

 
Checking in here from a not nice UK summer which means more time on my winter / gravel bike than intended. Which has an issue with the gear cable outer from the frame into the mech being too short (I think) meaning it pops out some times when I'm close to big / big. I’ll change the outer at some point.

That’s an Orro Terra C with GRX400 to go with my summer bike Orro Gold Di2 Ultegra and Zipp 303FSW. And a Trek MTB that I am very bad at riding!
 
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