The other day I saw a few videos posted online on washing your bike and realized: my bike is filthy. Like really dirty. After nearly 18 months, I still didn’t know how to wash it. So I poured over a few videos and discovered that there seems to be a thing where people don’t like getting their bikes wet. High-pressure water could get into a bearing or something and cause damage. This isn’t a problem with the bikes the professionals use because they actually take them apart and rebuild the entire bike on a regular basis. This rebuilding requires a level of education I currently lack the dedication to achieve, and having a shop rebuild the bike would cost about what most people spend on a bike. So as my little princess of a bike isn’t going to get rebuilt anytime soon, I decided to figure out how to get over my newfound fear of getting my bike wet and make her all shiny again.
Last April (as in April 2013) Rob and I bought new bikes as our Five Year Anniversary present to eachother. Our friend also got himself a new bike then, but he’s got a shiny-new bike now. With the 11-speed cassette… But I digress. [click to continue…]
The other day Rob and I had a conversation that went something like:
Me: What’s a word for something that never existed and is extinct?
Me: I mean like a Brontosaurus.
Yes I know that the Brontosaurus continues to exist as the Apatasaurus, but there was something awesome about the huge vegetarian dinosaur with the long neck and tail and the tiny head named “thunder lizard.” Who could prefer the name “deceptive lizard” over “thunder lizard”? And don’t forget that when I was a youngster (I’m nearly as old as a Brontosaurus) apparently the Brontosaurus couldn’t walk, they didn’t know how it kept itself warm (was it cold blooded? warm?), and I seem to think they thought it lived in swamps or water. If you want to know more about “What Happened to the Brontosaurus” check out the link.
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One of the things that has recently got in the way of me updating things around here is that I have no idea where I want to host pictures. I used to use flickr when this site was hosted on blogger, but it’s been so long since I’ve even looked at flickr that I actually just forgot what the name of the site was. I now have this site hosted on a virtual server that allows me to have my own photo albums, so I guess that’s the right thing to do, but I don’t particularly like the way that’s formatted, either. And then there’s the way it’s displayed. Oh well. I guess I just pick a solution and live with it. I shall have a few pictures and words soon!