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Milk and cookies keeping you awake? To paraphrase a movie that does not have a theme of milk and cookies, or even a central plot point of milk and cookies (or, as far as I can remember, any prop of milk and cookies). And that is the point of this particular ‘barchive * post. If …

Cables

Swearing is a powerful thing, when you’re taking an oath, or making a promise. And I did. I promised myself that the next time I had any trouble whatsoever with my hydraulic brake system, I’d make it one hundred million times better by switching to a mechanical, cable brake system. I swore it and then …

Crashed! Spliffed! Biffed!

  While riding today I was avoiding a biker coming up the trail as I was going down. I gave him lots of space since he was coming up. Too much space. Fortunately, I wasn’t going very fast. I usually slow down when I get to other trail users. I should have stopped since the …