A new park just opened in our town, and it has a large lake at its center. I went with Piplup to check out the fishing, and although we didn’t catch anything, we had a very nice ride. And as a bonus, I got a tip about a good fishing spot from another fisherman. Score!
It’s the start of a very warm week here, so I thought it would be a waste if I didn’t go outside for my lunch break. I didn’t realize that the clouds were putting on a show, though!
Afternoon Ride with Piplup
Sunday bicycle rides are so fun. That’s all.
Today the temperature reached into the mid-80s so I went for a ride to the park after work. I didn’t think I’d be wearing my Birkenstock sandals in February, but here we are! My feet are so bright, aren’t they?
I got new eyeglasses last week, and I opted to add the UV-activated tinting to the lenses. It makes cycling and running much more convenient because I don’t have to switch to my other glasses. The new lens-coatings do not get as dark as my clip-on sunglasses, but they do make a difference and I am satisfied with them.
I hope you had a great day!
Afternoon Ride and a New Helmet
I bought a new bicycle helmet to replace my old Giro which was about 11 years old. The new Bern FL-1 Libre helmet was on sale at about 50%-off and I like the look of it so I figured it was a good deal. I think it will be a good summer helmet, with plenty of ventilation. My other helmet is a Giro Cormack in black, and it offers more protection but is heavier and hotter. Both are good, though!
Piplup and I went for a nice ride this afternoon to enjoy the beautiful 73°F / 22.8°C weather. I also wanted to test out the shifting because I made an adjustment to the chain-pusher. After I changed the chainring (and removed two links from the chain) last week, I noticed that the chain was skipping a bit.
After some testing, I determined that the chain wasn’t actually slipping off of the chainring or cogs, but the chain tensioner wasn’t lined up with the chain perfectly, and would “blip” every so often. I adjusted the chain pusher about a millimeter or so, and now the chain is lined up with the tensioner perfectly – no skipping at all. Yay!
I hope you had a nice day. 🙂