|pad set to maximum toe in|
Saturday, 21 April 2012
After seeing that there's quite a few posts here and there asking how you set up toe in on Frogglegs canti's, I thought I`d do a post to show how to set up these pads as anybody who has bought Frogglegs canti`s will know you don`t get any instruction manual with them, leaving you to figure it out for yourself. It wasn't till I came across a pic of the more expensive pads with angle markings that it became obvious how the unique set up of the inplace adjust actually worked, but without the markings it's a bloody mystery. I'd thought that mine were faulty because one of the pads was angled differently to the rest ! Now I've got them set up right they're working a lot better, more stopping power and it's quite a nifty system and in my opinion better and easier to set toe in than the conical washer system.
Saturday, 14 April 2012
This shot was taken using my niece's Cannon SLR camera. I'm sure I could of got a better shot if I knew what I was doing but I don't think it's too shabby. I've been using an old Casio Exifilm 7.2 mega pixels which I've never been really happy with but that could be down to me too.
I've started using using my Nokia x6 phone after fixing the broken screen and LCD. The shot above was from the x6, it uses a 5 MP Carl Zeiss optic and I really don't think I shall bother carrying a camera again even if it was only a compact. The added bonus with x6 is I can listen to my tunes as well.
Just after taking this shot I nearly came a cropper when a bloody great big tractor came flying over the brow of the hill !!
|a bike leaning on a gate shot|
|what you staring at|
|a bike leaning on a hedge shot|
You can't tell from the shot above as it's as dry as it gets but in winter the mud can be ankle deep along this stretch of track.
Thursday, 12 April 2012
What a difference a week makes with the weather in the Uk. After a very dry mild winter, one which we were all expecting another cold one after the last few hard record breaking winters, we then go and have a very mild record breaking March. But now as we have a bank holiday winter returns and bites back. It seems like that every season we are having record breaking one thing or another whether it`s too much rain or the lack of it or freezing winter temps. Large parts of the south and and east of the country have been declared drought area`s and summer hasn't even started yet , when it`s only 2 or 3 years ago when were having floods every year and we were being told to expect that flooding would get more common. It always amazes me that the media always have to get some meteorological expert on the news trying to explain the reasons for the current weather we having and the likely outcome, be that more drought's or flood's like it's some kind of phenomenon , when really everybody knows that here in the good old UK the one thing you can predict about the weather is that it's unpredictable. Being a small island situated on the edge of a huge ocean and between the warm gulf in the south and the Arctic in the north we're always going to get plenty of weather and is why us Brits are always banging on about it ! Who wants a bet on a record breaking summer ?
Sunday, 8 April 2012
Tom Boonens attack today with over 50 km's to go was great to watch and I bet even a watching Cancerlara would of been wondering if even he could of held his wheel. I didn't get to watch last weeks win at Flanders live but I'd recorded it so spent most of the week until I could watch it trying to avoid finding out the result.Flanders has always been my favourite race but with the Muur & the Bosberg removed from the race I have to say for me it's just not the same, a bit like watching the last day of the tour without the Champs Elysees. Tom, today though made up for any let downs from the organisers of the Flanders, I have always been a fan of Tom not just for his riding but because he is a real character and obviously not afraid to enjoy life away from cycling, anybody who can twice test positive for Cocaine and then ride a classics campaign like Tom has and equalled De Vlaeminck's record of four Roubaix wins is a bit special, the only rider ever to win Gent Wevelgem, E 3, Flanders & Roubaix in the same season. I'd like to know what his accusers of being a wheel sucker are thinking now ? Chapeau Tom Boonen.