Saturday, December 29, 2012

Agni & Ignis

I shot these two photographs this afternoon. The photographs are presented as they were shot, without any other modifications, other than the watermark.

I named the first one Agni and the second one Ignis.

Here is Agni.
And, here is Ignis.
Peace :)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year!
Peace :)

Merry Christmas


Wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year.

Peace :)

Chia Pudding

I have been taking Chia Seeds with my water for a while now. A couple of days ago, my dear wife made us this very tasty Chia Pudding. It is alleged that the benefits of Chia are phenomenal. This particular pudding tasted great too
Bon appétit :)

Merry Christmas

Wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year.
Peace :)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Pump Upgrade - Topeak JoeBlow Sprint Floor Pump

I recently upgraded to a Topeak JoeBlow Sprint floor pump with an easily-to-read pressure gauge. This model has the pressure gauge at the top, where I don't have to squint to read the dial. I am starting to enjoy such refined features, especially when I don't have my glasses on.
My former pump was also a Topeak JoeBlow, but an older model; and a free one at that. You can read more about why it was free here. Now, my old pump sits in my friend's garage.

The new pump has some other desirable features, such as a Handle Lock, Air Pressure Release button,  and a hook to hang it on the wall. I enjoy the last feature very much, as I am pressed for floor space in my work area.
 Here is that big analog pressure gauge. So much easier to read.
For another $30, I could have bought the Pro pump, which has the Smart Head technology; which means you can use it on a Presta or a Schrader value, without changing anything at all. The head will automatically adjust itself for the type of valve you use it on. For me personally, it isn't worth it, at this point in time. I got more time than money.

Hope all is well with you.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year.

Peace :)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Faux-Singapore Noodles Recipe

I saw at least one request for the receipe for the Faux-Singapore Noodles. Without any further delay, here is the recipe.

Faux-Singapore Noodles


Ingredients:
  1. Diced green bell peppers - 1 cup
  2. Diced onions - 1/2 cup
  3. Diced mushrooms - 1 cup
  4. Chinese Five Spice - 1 Tbsp
  5. Hoisin Sauce - 1 Tbsp
  6. Red pepper flakes
  7. 1 Package of Maggi Noodles

Preparation:
  1. Saute red onions, green bell peppers, some mushrooms in a large pan with some oil.
  2. Cook the Maggi noodles al dente
  3. Add the Hoisin sauce, Five Spice to the veggies and mix in thoroughly
  4. Add the cooked noodles and mix in with the veggies. Make sure not to mush the noodles
  5. Add the red pepper flakes; and salt to taste
  6. Serve piping hot!
Bon appétit :)



Simple does it!

Sometimes, all you need is some comfort food. Back when I was a young man, several hundred years ago, my mom would make me Rasam and I would eat it with rice.

When I don't feel like eating rice, I try to substitute other things. One such a thing is Appalam. Appalam is also called Pappad. Appalam is a Tamil name; Pappad is a Hindi name for the same thing.

My favorite appalam is made by Lijjat. There is a lot of good information about the Lijjat Pappad on Wiki; here is a link to the same.
A pappad can be deep-fried or roasted over open flames. It is hard to roast it over an electric stove's coil. Microwaving it is also an option. I microwave mine, often. Though I want to move away from that model, some day soon.
And, the roasted appalam is broken into small pieces and added to a steaming hot bowl of Rasam, as shown below.
I find that I don't need rice to complement many of the dishes from India. I have trained myself to eat the dish without any rice or chapati or naan.

For those who are carb-sensitive, like me, eating Rasam with the appalam might be a viable option.

A hot cup of Rasam is akin to a hot cup of soup on a cold winter day.

Talking of winter, the overnight low, here in Dallas, Texas, is supposed to be in the low 20s. That definitely calls for a warm cup of soup or Rasam. Wouldn't you say?

Bon appetit' :)


Friday, November 30, 2012

Diversification

Since  my return from St. Louis, early this month, I have been busy doing other fun things; not just cycling. I am reading a couple of books, spending more time with the family, etc. My beloved wife has started riding again. We ride together, hike a bit, etc.

It is good to have multiple interests, especially for me; given, I ain't no King of nuttin'.
Below is evidence of me branching out, shall we say?
Not sure where this particular new interest will take me. But definitely, it will keep me away from a "keyboard", at least for a while.

I will post whenever I have good/fun/interesting things to share AND I will read the posts from my favorite bloggers.

Here is someone who could not just think of Physics, but also play the Bongos quite well.
Have a Great Weekend!

Paz :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Do your homework and research; or else, face the Chain Reaction

Recently, I posted about replacing the chain and the rear cogs on Brahma. I replaced the stock SRAM 7-speed chain with a SRAM PC-1071 3/32" 10-speed chain. I had some troubles with it, which included slipping of the chain on the rear cogs (though they were brand new) and the front sprocket. I also felt a few more links should be taken off that chain. I was not too thrilled with the recommendation made by REI Dallas. The chain was expensive and it did not give me the desired results. It was the wrong chain to use.

I got a second opinion from a really popular bike shop in Fort Worth. They took a couple of links off; test rode the bike and gave it an A-okay. I brought the bike back to Irving and found out that didn't do the trick either. Alas!

However, one good thing that came out of the trip to Fort Worth was that, that particular bike shop showed me that there can be differences in the size of the rollers in a 10-speed 3/32 chain and a 7-speed 3/32 chain. The rollers in the 10-speed chain are narrower. This could cause the chain to slip.

See picture below; the chain on the top is the SRAM 10-speed 3/32 PC-1071 chain. The one on the bottom is a SRAM 7-speed 3/32 chain; which I bought from Foldabikes.
So, when I got home after my trip to Fort Worth, I decided I will be really brave and put on a different chain myself.

I measured the spare chain I had bought from Foldabikes; measured it to the approximate length I desired, based on a couple of really precise photos from my buddy Fernando of The Dirty Brompton; removed the appropriate number of links, used the quick-link and put on the new SRAM 7-speed chain.


Picture below shows the proper positioning of the chain tensioner - courtesy of Fernando. The chain tensioner is optimally placed when it is approximately at a 20 degree angle from the chain stay or approximately 3" from the chain stay.




No troubles since the SRAM 7-speed chain was installed. Knock-on-wood!

Lessons Learned:

  1. Do your research, in-depth, before deciding what chain/component to buy
  2. Your LBS mechanic may not know about a speciality folding bike, such as a Brompton
  3. All 3/32" chains are not made equal
  4. Ask fellow bloggers who own a Brompton for help. I got some help from Johnny who commented on my earlier post and also lots of help from Fernando, my FB buddy Dan Lenik and a whole bunch of others from the London Brompton Club
  5. Follow your heart
Next up : Replacing the gear-indicator chain on Brahma.

Peace :)


PS.
I have slowed down my posting frequency a bit, due to a variety of reasons. I hope to push it up a notch, when I am ready.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Dear readers:
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and family!

Paz :)

Happy Thanksgiving

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

We are planning to go out to eat at Kalachandji's in Dallas.
They have an awesome Thanksgiving meal.

Peace :)

Happy Thanksgiving

Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving.
I am planning to chill tomorrow!

Paz :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Velo aberration

I call this one velo aberration. Photo taken using my GoPro Hero II, helmet camera.
Peace :)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Faux-Singapore Noodles

Dear readers,
Hope all is well with you.

I have just completed, or so I believe, another major chapter in my life. This was, unlike many of its predecessors, a very draining one. But, it is done; at least for now! I haven't had much time to cook anything new. I have only cooked the stuff I have cooked for many years.

My dear wife, on the other hand, has been an excellent care provider to the entire family. Most, if not all, of the cooking was done by her.

Recently, she made the dish pictured below. Based on improvisation of the Singapore Noodles recipe from Vegetarian Times. We used Maggi noodles (similar to Ramen) instead of rice noodles.
There were a lot of vegetables in the dish, so we didn't have to fret about eating something starchy; or so was our justification :)

Rambo still just "hanging out" and having fun as the CEC (Chief Executive Cat) of the casa!
Be Happy and Be Well!
I expect to cook more in the months to come and I will share my recipes here, as usual.

Bon appetit :)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Air travel with Brahma

Just got back from a trip to St. Louis, MO, last week. I had the opportunity to take Brahma with me in the B&W case, I had gotten when I bought Brahma. I just had not gotten a chance to travel with the bike any place, since the purchase.

So, when the opportunity to go to St. Louis presented itself, I told myself that I wasn't going to rent a car; no matter what. So, I didn't.

I packed Brahma in the B&W case and checked it on Southwest Airlines. Remember - 2 free checked bags up to 50 LBS on Southwest. The bags have to conform to airline checked baggage standards, which I believe are: Length+Width+Height <= 62 inches. I had no trouble with the weigh restriction or the size restriction. I kept nothing else in the B&W case, except Brahma. I even took the saddle out; although, my saddle is on an extended seat post, which makes it unnecessary to remove the saddle from the seat post. I took it out because it was easier to pack the suitcase without the saddle in there; too cramped otherwise. I might change my mind on this in the future though. For this trip, I stuck the saddle in my T-bag and checked the T-bag.
When I reached St. Louis, my Brompton case and the T-bag arrived safely.
I want to take this moment  to thank Fernando of  The Dirty Brompton. Fernando's post showed me a very fool-proof way to let the TSA know how to open the case, without accidentally breaking it. The directions written on the B&W case, pictured below, are Fernando's original thoughts.
Thanks Fernando!

Peace :)

PS. I carried the Metallic Silver marker I used for writing the instructions on the B&W case with me to St. Louis. I needed to touch-up some of the letters, which had faded in transit. I think it is not a bad idea to do this.

Valuable Lesson!

I was reading some works of Tolstoy, while on the plane to St. Louis, early last week. I came across the following that struck a chord in me.

It may not have anything to do with cycling. But, I still want to share it with those of you who might care to know.

"Remember that there is only one important time and is Now. 
The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion. 
The most important person is always the person with whom you are, who is right before you, for who knows if you will have dealings with any other person in the future. 
The most important pursuit is making that person, the one standing at your side, happy, for that alone is the pursuit of life."

From Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy.

Peace :)

Travels

I have been extremely busy with some personal business that needed my complete attention. So, given that I haven't written here, in a long while.

I think I am back. I know I am back in DFW; but I think I mean my head is back where I like for it to be.

Pictured below: A street artist's gear that I saw on Delmar Loop in St. Louis, MO; last week. This particular chap used a bicycle to get around and played pretty good music. I chatted with him a bit; and, he noticed that I too was traveling.
I suppose we all are; in some sense.

Peace :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Just chiming in

Pictured below is the oldest wind-chime in our own home. It plays some music, but not as much as the other ones in our garden, which have more degrees of freedom to move, when the wind blows. I love wind-chimes.

Nature brings me so much joy!

I will leave you with a couple of lines from one of my favorite poems by Wordsworth.

"... 
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And Dances with the daffodils"

Yes, it does!

Peace :)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Brahma gets new chain and cogs

I bought Brahma roughly 1.5 years ago. And, I have put 1500-odd miles on it. I recently noticed that changing gears using the derailleur was getting to be a bit problematic. I adjusted the derailleur as best as I could, but it still would act weird.

So, I put the El Chain Stretch-O-Meter on it and found that it was 80+ in a few links and 100 in a few. So, I said I would get the chain replaced.

Having never replaced a chain on the Brompton before, I decided I would go to the LBS; went to REI and had Jerry take a look at it.

Jerry and I agreed that it was time to replace the chain. So, we replaced the chain with a 3/32" SRAM PC 1071 chain.
So, the chain is replaced. All is well, right? Not really!

I read on the Brompton Forum on Facebook that I should also replace the cogs and the chainring at the same time, when I replace the chain. So, I ordered 2 sets of cogs and a spare chain from Foldabikes. I ordered the 2nd chain, as a back-up. The chain at REI wasn't cheap. I don't complain about REI, because of their exceptional service, but the chain was a bit pricy - $53. So, in a few days, the cogs and the spare chain arrive. Foldabikes has a SRAM chain that will work for this purpose, a 3/32" chain, for about $20. The saving grace is that REI does not charge a lot for the installation. Plus, I like the techs at REI. Now, if I only had a car mechanic that I can trust...:)

Luckily not enough wear in the chain ring to warrant replacement.

Off to REI again. Only this time, it is to get two things taken care of: 1) install the new cogs and 2) take some links off the new chain, so that there is less slack.

Jerry and I measured the rear cogs, the old ones, using another widget for indication of wear; they were worn. So, we replaced the rear cogs, with the new ones from Foldabikes.

Jerry took 4 more links off the chain. Now, I think I have about 98 links. Now, there is very little slack when I fold Brahma.
You would think I would be done, right? Well, all is well, for the most part. There are two other things that I noticed that I am investigating:

  1. When in the lowest gear, I was told that the chain tensioner should be at about a 20-degree angle from the chain stay.
  2. There is a slight kink in the SA indicator chain. I think this is making chaining to the highest gear a bit difficult. I have to push harder than usual.
HELP POR FAVOR!
I am not certain if #1 above is a must. If you know, please leave me a comment.

I plan to get a couple of spare indicator chains ordered and replace the one that's bent and keep one as a spare.

I have to wonder if the quality of SA has gone to the dogs. I have a 30+ year old bike, the Raleigh Twenty, which also has a 3-speed SA hub, with the same kinda indicator chain. That old indicator chain is rock solid.


Finally, some arithmetic to keep my mind sharp :)
Have a Great Week!

Peace :)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Scenes from Tower Grove Park # 2: Oh deer!

The deer pictured here is the original deer that adorned one of the columns at the intersection of Tower Grove and Magnolia Avenues; Tower Grove avenue runs through Tower Grove Park in St. Louis, Missouri.

I believe it was a late Fall day, when I took this photograph. I had walked by this deer so many times before, but it never occurred to me that I should stop and take a close look at the majesty of the statue. But, for some reason, I did on this day.

Whoda thunked? There was a violent storm that evening and the deer fell off the column and broke. It was subsequently replaced by a new statue. I never thought it was quite the same as the original one.

When I was in High School, we read quite a few great pieces of English literature. I don't think of them all the time. But after writing this post, for some reason, I am reminded of G. K. Chesterton's The Advantages of Having One Leg.

Perhaps, it is about becoming solitary!

Peace :)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Scenes from Tower Grove Park # 1

One of the best spots in Tower Grove Park, in St. Louis, Missouri.
I have seen many a wedding take place right at this spot. Since the park was less than 5 minutes by foot from our (former) home, it was a place we went to relax. There are always a bunch of ducks in the pond, who are eager to interact with you for any food you might provide them.

Such a lovely place!

Peace :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Now, where did I put that thing?

Back in 2006, when I bought my first Brooks saddle ever, I bought an accessory for the saddle. No, it wasn't the Proofide; but, it was a Brooks Rain Cover for the saddle. I used it a few times when I was in St. Louis, during snowy and rainy days.

For some reason, this accessory stayed in my Arkel under-the-seat bag**, which was on my T-800*, which I seldom use anymore. Saturday before the last one, I went out to grocery shop and to pick-up some stuff at a CVS near my home. But, it poured all day and I felt guilty exposing the nice black Brooks B-17 on my Nomad to all that rain. Sometimes, I use a grocery sack on the saddle if it rains and I have to leave my bike out in the rain. Since getting my Brompton, I seldom leave it out anywhere and so rain wasn't that big an issue; from the point of view of getting the Brooks saddle(s) wet.
So, on this particular Saturday, I racked my brain and tried to remember where I had put this saddle cover. I tried so hard and eventually quit.

May be there is a lesson to be learned here. It is time to donate more stuff that I don't need. Do another CRM? May be not sweat the small stuff??

Something tells me this ain't the last thing I would be looking for something, after misplacing it. I am having quite a few of these approaching-senior moments :)

Hope all is well in your world.

Peace :)

* The T-800 is long gone. I sold the T-800 two years ago.
** I still have the Arkle under-the-seat bag.

PS. I found the Arkel bag and the Brooks Rain Cover.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Mystery, Helmet-Cam Head and non-sensical road rules!

Yes, I know the title is rather long. The original title was: Mystery, Helmet-Cam Head and annoying bicycle races where commuters are pushed off the road! I shortened it subsequently. I have, of late, been remembering many of the stories I read to my daughter; and, that has influenced the titles of my posts, shall we say? :)

I think it was two weeks or so ago, that I went to REI. I took the Campion Trail from my home to get the Valley View Road. Just before I got to Valley View, I saw a bunch of Police Officers on the trail. Needless to say, I was curious. I asked one of the officers if everything was okay. His response was rather terse. "Did you see anything?", asks the officer. I said I saw absolutely nothing, which I did not. I did not see anything suspicious or out of the ordinary. In fact, I rode the trail with my buddy Ron, earlier that morning and all was well. It later occurred to me that the Policeman could have wondered if I had recorded any footage of anything suspicious using my helmet camera. Rats!

Next, I saw a few Police vehicles and a Fire Engine parked on Valley View and I saw a TV Camera Crew on the trail. I immediately knew something was up. However, I pushed on to go to REI, on Valley View. I had a wheel to get trued! BTW, if you look closely, you can see a police boat on the trailer in the picture below.
 
As though the first part wasn't exciting enough, the second part of my journey had its own surprises in store for me. Valley View is a divided thoroughfare. On this particular day, however, the east side was closed off.
Apparently, there was some "important" bicycle race, or an organized ride. The Police told me not to ride there, even though there were 3 lanes wide open there. There weren't any other bicyclists riding there. In fact, during the 30 minutes or so that I rode on Valley View, I think I saw a total of 3 bicyclists riding on the east side. 3 cyclists, for Pete's sake and they tell a commuting cyclist not to ride there. I felt  it was highly uncalled for! Even if there was a race, the riders would not have been handicapped by one lone commuting cyclist on the road. Grrrrrrr!

I wasn't gonna let this balderdash get me down. So, after I got my wheel fixed at REI, I got myself a nice little treat, to cool off.
When I returned home, I got on the internet and searched for incidents around the Campion Trail. Lo and behold, there was an incident. Rather a sad one. A teenage girl's body was found in the Trinity River :(

I thought I was living in a rather safe place. Am I? Really??

Peace :)

Spicy Quinoa, steamed veggies and a simple salad

Sometimes, simple does it: Quinoa, veggies and a simple salad with homemade dressing.


I hope to post more on my new regimen soon.

What is new in your world?

Peace :)

Long time, no post!

Dear readers:
My apologies. I haven't been posted on this blog in a long time.
I am embarking on a new regimen very soon; namely, that of Dr. Fuhrman.

So, most of the meals prepared would be what's recommended by Dr. Fuhrman.

I will not be starting the new regimen, until I come back from my trip to Missouri.

So, in about 2 weeks, I will be writing about the great food I get to enjoy.
I may still post photos, but I will simply refer my dear readers to the original source.

Hope all is well with y'all!

Peace :)

Harvest Moon - Part II

The moon was so beautiful, big and warm last night. I braved the fear of getting bitten and infected by the notorious West Nile Mosquitoes and took this shot, right from my patio.

Peace :)

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Harvest Moon I

I managed to get out and take a couple of photos of the Harvest Moon tonight. Here is Part I.

Peace :)

Long way from home?

Crepe Myrtle flowers are very common in many parts of North Texas that I have visited. Until tonight, little did I know about the origins of the plant. Wikipedia has some interesting information about the Crepe Myrtle.
In our garden, we are lucky enough to have about 10 different Crepe Myrtle trees. Some are not as big as the others, but we have some tall ones. The flowers are very pretty and they come in different colors. This particular one, pictured above, is a pink one, presented here in beautiful B&W.

Peace :)

Friday, September 28, 2012

Product Review: Sea To Summit Stuff Sack

I carry my tools and bike repair essentials in a stuff sack in my bike bag. Prior to coming to Texas, I always wanted to have a waterproof bag to stash my goodies. So, back in 2008, I bought an Outdoor Research stuff sack from REI, for this very purpose.

About a year ago, my old stuff sack bit the dust. The coating inside the bag started coming off, getting all over my hands every time I reached in to get something out of it. This got boring in a heartbeat and eventually got myself in trouble at home, for making the floors dirty. Now, the situation escalated from dirty hands to one of creating extra work of cleaning the floors and I decided that I would get rid of the old bag and get myself a new one.

After doing some research, I decided to get a Sea To Summit stuff sack. I have another Sea To Summit stuff sack for my sleeping bag and that has help up pretty good so far. Sea To Summit stuff sacks are waterproof.
These stuff sacks come, obviously, in different sizes. I chose the 8 Liter version, as I like having a roomy bag. It compresses very well after all and the weight difference between a 8 Liter version and a smaller one is negligible.
Now, I have my tools that I carry on my bike, organized nicely into ziplock bags and no more messy black stuff all over the floors in our home.
When all the tools are put into the new stuff sack and it is closed-up, it looks like it does in the picture below. The contents/sack can be compressed further to fit into the typical under the seat wedge type bags.
I particularly enjoy the very nice closure system in the new bag and the fact that it doesn't have that rubberized coating like the old one did. Another thing I noticed is that the new bag does not have the same musky odor as the old one did, not just because it is new. I attribute it to the newer technology.

I don't expect to have any problems with this bag. I will post about it from time to time, if there is anything new worthwhile to share.

Have a Great Weekend!

Peace :)

Yucca

Since the temps have fallen a little bit, in my neck of the woods, I ventured into the backyard a bit, last weekend. I was happy to find the Yucca plant was thriving very well.
The sun was setting and I saw the little light that was left was making the Yucca flowers glow, very gently, yet very beautifully. I captured this shot in color, but processed it to give it an antique look.

Peace :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

ABC-CYS Quick Check?

Ever since I got a wheel with the dynamo hub built for the Americano, the stock wheel that came with the original build has been hanging in my shop. It has hanged there for quite a while, as I seldom ride the Americano without the dynamo wheel. It wouldn't make sense to ride it without the lighting. So, the spare wheel built on a Velocity Dyad has been resting.
All was well, until, 3 months ago, when I heard a strange voice coming from the front wheel. At first I thought the SON was acting out, but it wasn't the dynamo. I wouldn't expect any trouble from such a high quality piece of equipment like SON anyways. It was too dark to see anything clearly. So, I rolled the bike around a bit and the noise went away. Alas, I didn't bother to do a thorough investigation.

Two weeks ago, I decided I would the Americano on a Saturday morning ride. So, I got all excited about the prospect, aired-up the tires and got on it and BAM. The crazy noises started again. I thought the wheel was out of true, but that was only the secondary failure; I saw one spoke had popped out of the rim. I checked some more and there was more than one spoke in despair.
So, I took the dynamo wheel off and put the stock wheel on and carried the spare on the Americano, to REI Dallas.

When I got to the shop at REI, Jerry pointed out that there were a total of 5 spokes out of the rim. What was crazier was that there was some kind of nasty smelly liquid inside the wheel. I have a suspicion that the cats of the house are messing with my bicycles. Now, cats, if y'all are reading this post, please note: THIS AIN'T COOL :( 

Jerry was nice enough to accommodate my repair into his busy schedule. After I got done in the bike shop, I browsed a bit and then headed back home, with the dynamo wheel back on the bike.

So, I learned a new lesson. It is not just enough to do the ABC Quick Check, but it is important to do the ABC-CYS Quick Check; CYS = Check Your Spokes! Better yet, don't think anything for granted!

Happy Friday!

Peace :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Next book in line

The next book I will be reading is "Just Ride", by Grant Petersen of Rivendell Bicycles.
Back in the day, I read lots of fiction and non-fiction; books on a variety of topics; authors such as Ayn Rand, Richard Bach, Asimov, Tolstoy, Toffler, Heller, etc. Now a days, I can hardly read anything other than bicycling related material, for entertainment. I still read technical articles for work.

I am almost done with my the Sanders book.

I am eagerly looking forward to reading "Just Ride".

Peace :)

Friday, September 7, 2012

A Thing of Beauty

As John Keats said it best, when he said, "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever".
Need I say more?

Have a Great Weekend!

Peace :)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Eye candy: Terra Ferma

I befriended Ron a few months ago. Ron and I have ridden once so far, mainly because of our fairly busy schedules.

Ron is a passionate cyclist, who has very fine taste in bicycles.

Below are some pictures of his Terra Ferma, steel racing bike. It is very light. Even I could lift it with just one hand. Not much commentary, in this post; just some pictures of a fine bicycle!
Campy and nicely color coordinated bicycle!
Really nice head badge!
Wild Hogs, I believe is my buddy's team in school!
These pictures were taken in a hurry. I will try to post some more in the future.

It is almost Friday, eh?

Peace :)