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Instead of a proper post this month, for reasons of lack of time just a few impressions fom the first commuting cycleride this year. Taken in brilliant spring weather, the 65 km roundtrip was a nice start to the season.

Nature is awakening, and cycling to work makes for a very much more relaxed working day than driving, especially now as locals petitioning and pressurizing authorities for cyclepaths has not (yet) succeeded.

 

The relatively heavy KFS bike with the Rohloff hub is still my vehicle of choice for those rides as I need to carry much luggage, too much for any lighter cycle.

Over the winter some direly needed servicing brought a change in the sprocket, me choosing the largest there is. My rationale behind that was that I wanted to try to use the higher 7 speeds as much as possible to get out of the ratios that produce a grinding sound which I feel also makes pedalling heavier. This was successful as there is hardly any more of that nasty sound at least. Should have done that years ago.

Now, looking at my time budget things have not improved over the last years, and while in the beginning of this blog (seven years ago now!) I was full of ideas and energetic about it, I feel now that my posts have become less than inspirational. ATM I´m pretty sure I´m giving he blog up.

As I have no idea regarding the rules pertaining to a disused blog, if it will eventually be taken down or so, it might be a good idea for readers to scan it for any possible photos or info they want to keep, unlikely as this may be, and download them. Always the optimist, me.

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Posted April 16, 2019 at 7:19 am | Permalink | Reply

    Tony,

    I will miss your posts: I always learned something from you. I think you can just leave this blog here as long as you pay whatever frees necessary to keep it posted.

    Best wishes on your next adventure(s)!

    Jon Spangler
    Alameda, California USA

    • Posted April 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jon,
      thank you for your kind words. I appreciate them. And the my quitting is due not to lack of interest, but time, so who knows.
      Thing is, a wordpress blog in its basic form is free, so I guess I´ll just ask the good people at automattic.

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