2021-3 Early March


 

 

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/19/world/americas/brazil-racism-preta-rara.html

 

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This is an 8/10 link that didn't work in the last BLAHG. 

It's about electric cars. I know you think I hate cars and electricity. I don't, either. This is a good column written by a smart guy, and you should read it.

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Unless you hate all things wool, this is worth a minute or so of your time. I mean, I can assume that, given that you are here, and this is good down-time:

 Furry sheep.

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Helmet Berger Section

The best rain helmet I've ever worn.

 

Lightweight, low-key. Ripe ye olde customizing with stickers or paint.

 

Looking for a cheery helmet? Look no further, mi amigo.

 

Heavy duty, serious helmet that still doesn't conform to bike helmet specs. THis and all other models are easy to retrofit with chin straps. home-made or official. They make them for these and the others.

 

Here's that leather 1940 Packers helmet in color.

 

 

This and the one below are officially known, in the safety  industry, as "bump-caps." They have cloth outers, thin hardshell middle layers, the light closed-cell foam padding. Short bills, so they don't catch wind when you're on a bike, too. 

For the love of god, don't please write and tell me they don't  pass byk-r tests, and I'm a scoundrel for seeming to advocate for them. I've always been a sucker for ye olde short-bill, and I like these. They'll do no harm.

 

Another bump-cap.

You can get them and these others from FullSource.com. The link is on the world wide web.

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Tonite Feb 25 I rode with a friend I rarely ride with, and I didn't know it, but he was recording the ride stats on Strave, so at the end he showed me. Before looking I guessed 7 miles and 1,100 feet of climbing, but it was more. It was a fun and pretty ride with some stops for photos and reloading and stuff, so it didn't seem long. Here's the ride. I don't have Strava on my phone and usually don't ride with a phone anyway--although I see the value in it if we come upon a big snake or a riding buddy crashes and needs help or something. Anyway:

It is interesting, but any ride that can be summed up by its data is not a great ride. This doesn't show the oaks, rocks, trails, branches, green hills, mustart flowers, the near full-moon, the near crashes, the hard climbs (well, maybe it does show one of those), and the companionship. It doesn't show the photos taken, the shifts missed and made. This ride is the best trail ride in the world, and it doesn't show that.  But, I'm still glad I got the data. I won't need to see it again, though.

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Brooks's first or second-best saddle ever, my opinion of course, is the B. 68, which they haven't made now for I really don't know how many years, but it's about ten. Here it is next to a B. 17, its only comp-o-tition:

 

The "narrower" should be "wider." I hate it when I do that. 

 

 I don't know why Brooks hates this model so much. Maybe there's a story behind it. It's the perfect model for an upright bar/upright position, and isn't that what's happening?

Don't do what you don't feel. But if you ride upright bars and like the look and feel of Brooks, there's no reason to not want a B.68. You can tell Brooks so on this form. I don't know who reads it, maybe somebody with no authority who will not pass on the messages, but it's worth a shot. A simple Please, for the love of God, bring back the B.68 will do.

This post got messed up. Things are missing. I had to repeat / rewrite some stuff. Dang. Sorry it's a bummer, but 

 

Grant