Of our 5 senses (6 if you are extra special), smell has the most receptors and can pick up the greatest variety. Hearing is pretty good--until you are older--and I'll never scoff at sight. Touch is actually fairly limited--pressure, vibration, stretch--but smell... smell can pick up hundreds of thousands of primary scents. Nearly everything we smell is a bouquet of odors. Some of these we know well.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thanks to Rapha, you now have a way tell your favorite riding buddy just how much he means to you. And, you can do it with style--Rapha style. In my professional opinion, it is much less awkward to give him/her a cycling cap than a two-part heart necklace (I hope you saved your receipt!). With the new Best Friends Forever cap from Rapha, you can proclaim your undying friendship as well as give a practical gift.
Of course, your favorite riding buddy might not merit the "forever" part. Luckily, Rapha once again comes through for you. Sharing the same bill as the "BFF" acronym is the year. So you can feel good about your friendship and still hedge your bets for meeting future riding companions.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Normally Jon and I get together to ride about once a year. You see, I reside in western Oregon and he does not. When Interbike rolls around, we make the time to ride together. This year, though, the stars aren't aligning very well, and Interbike is looking like a no-go for both of us. I cannot tell you how bummed this makes me, I'm trying my best to move on each day and not wallow in my despair.
Thursday, September 03, 2009
There is one thing that I don't particularly like about fat-tubed aluminum bikes. They are sounding boards for every creak, rattle, or knock. This makes any sound amplified and harder to track down. I'll get my Jekyll silent for a short while, then after a dusty ride it'll be a cocophony of noise once again.
Once again I picked up the phone and called down to the shop. I emailed them the pictures--the one above and another higher res version so that they could zoom in better than you--and started the warranty process.