July 29th, 2008

bluemangroup curious

sounds you don't want to hear while riding your bike

I'm cruising along American River Drive at a nice clip, cars zooming by at 30-35 mph right beside me.

*rattle, rattle, rattle*

Me (thinking): What the heck is that?

*rattle, rattle, rattle*

Me (thinking): It sounds like it's coming from the front wheel.

I look down. The quick release lever on the front wheel is COMPLETELY LOOSE and wobbling to and fro like a pendulum.

Me: AAAAA! (because I know that one big bump, one slight elevation of the bike off the ground, and the front wheel is going to Fall Right Off, which is officially a Very Bad Thing.)

I hit the brakes, go to the sidewalk, and make sure the level is nice and tight. Then, after checking everything else on the bike, I continue, very carefully...

(Funny how I'd read this post by jaylake not a day ago.)
yeff negativ

blogs with white text on black background?

Just don't work for me. After about five minutes of reading a blog like this on the computer screen, my eyes are all mucked up for about five more minutes: blurry, leftover text ghosting, etc.

Yes, my eyes are getting old but I don't think I'm the only one with this issue. Anyone else have this problem with reading light text on a dark background, on a computer?