Sunday, 16 September 2012
pickin' me a bouquet of dogwood flowers
I took yesterday's bike picture with the camera set to 'automatic' and the flash-gun popped up. I couldn't help notice how it made the bike look quite shiny.
No such luck with these pictures of the bike's pedals. Most people seem to use either the original flat pedals that come with bikes, or get those road clipless pedals. For some reason I've always used the mountain bike type clips even with road bikes.
I'm sure there must be some down-side to using them on a road-bike, but I'm not sure that it makes all that much difference.
It also means that I can have the same pedal types everywhere and also that they have little flat pedal surfaces for cycling in other shoes.
The ones I use are called Candy and I notice I still have what would now be a collector's edition of an old type on one bike. The black ones are the long surviving originals, with special plastic inserts for different colour combinations - see my imaginative choice of grey.
The blue and the gold pedals supposedly signify different qualities, although I'd say the blue ones are by far the highest mileage.
And speaking of mileage, I see that I have now passed my 3,000 mile cycling target this year, which I think I decided would constitute a Silver Wagon Wheel award. My original target set back in January was 1,600 miles, so I think I'm doing quite well.
And I'll now see if I can achieve 4,000 miles by the end of the year to achieve a Gold Wagon Wheel. Construction and consumption of the wagon wheel (Silver at this stage) will follow in another post.
* title is a line from a banjo song... called Wagon Wheel.