Lance Armstrong – the 7 times winner of Tour De France – who was later pronounced guilty of doping and stripped of all his medals, will you be able to forgive him ?
As a bicycle enthusiast, I am fascinated by professional cycle races. I have always watched the Tour De France when ever I could. And Lance Armstrong was right at the top of my list of most worthy professional bike racers.
Yesterday I was riding my bicycle as usual through a busy road in my city and the unthinkable happened. A careless pedestrian trying to cross the road jumped in front of my bicycle. Unfortunately I couldn’t stop my bicycle in time and to avoid hitting the pedestrian I severed the bicycle, lost balance and fell down.
I came across a nice Do It Yourself (DIY) project namely – Setting up your own Dynamo Bike light which also functions as a USB charger for your gadgets such as your blackberry cellphone, mp3 player and so on.
Dynamo bike lights are dime a dozen. So what is so unique about this particular project ?
While cycling on the road, lets say you get a bicycle puncture (flat tire). Unfortunately, you did not carry a patch kit with you. So how do you fix the bicycle tire ?
One of the rules of bicycle maintenance is to be prepared for such eventualities so that if and when they occur, you will have a ready solution in hand.
Does riding a bicycle suck for you? Perhaps you get pulled over by a traffic cop for speeding, or you get accosted by a junkie .
Then it could be inordinate times you spent in traffic jams, or perhaps you get outwitted by a fellow bicyclist in acquiring the parking space you were eying.
If these are your experiences then indeed, cycling sucks for you – big time.
Bicycles if they are made of steel are prone to rust. I learnt this the hard way when my 2 year old Indian roadster bicycle got covered in rust.
How bad is it you ask ? Check out a few snaps I took of various parts of my bicycle to get the true picture.