Hello friends. Weather here in Portland has returned to more of the normal state for December: drizzly, grey, high temp in the 40's F (4-10C). Today the fog never seemed to lift.
Last week I talked about my pedal dilemma. I wanted better, "grippy" platform pedals for the Raleigh Wayfarer. For the time being I put my BMX pedals on the Raleigh, while wondering if the MKS Lambda pedals would be a good fit. The MKS pedals sounded good, but they're about $60 new. Well, it just happened a few days after my fretting I came across a listing for these pedals on Craigslist. And on Tuesday I bought them for the sum of $25.
|I need to eat that Larabar at some point.|
They look good. I still have to put them on the bike. I'll let y'all know how they work. Hopefully they are griptastic in wet weather.
While wandering through the NW Industrial District on Tuesday I came across this mural on the side of Cyclone Bicycle Supply:
It's pretty cool. Pro-helmet people might raise the whole "Not everyone has a helment on!" argument.* Pro drawing bikes correctly people (that would be me) might raise the issue of the questionable geometry of some of the frames.** But everyone will find the gent in the pink shirt in the middle...interesting:
And the holidays are upon us! Today is the Winter Solstice in the Northernmost Hemisphere. And Christmas is almost here, too. (Plus Hanukkah and Kwanzaa!) Because of the fact that many of us will be busy, the blog posts might slow down a bit in the next week. Don't fret over it please.
*Do not argue about helmets and/or helments in the comments. Please.
**Feel free to argue about questionably drawn bicycle geometry.