Anza Borrego Desert State Park — Travels with Callie

Anza Borrego Desert State Park was named after the 18th century explorer Juan Bautista de Anza and borrego, the spanish word for sheep. ABDSP is the largest state park in California and is home to the Peninsular big horn sheep. I happen to live in Borrego Springs, a small town next to the park, and […]

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Uber begins background collection of rider location data — TechCrunch

Imagine you’re on your way to a therapy appointment in a downtown high-rise. You hail an Uber and enter a nearby coffee shop as your destination so you can grab a snack before the appointment. In the car, you scroll through Instagram and check your email. You get out, buy your coffee, and walk around the…

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Bicycle Maintenance and Riding by “Feel”: Know Thy Steed(s)

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Over the winter I had a new chain put on the Venge.  I also took the steering assembly (head set) apart, had it cut down then cleaned it up, lubed it and put the front end back together.  I also completely cleaned and lubed every component on the bike that could need it….

Saturday two weeks ago I took the Venge out for a spin with my wife and buddy, Phill.  On the way home my saddle didn’t feel right…  It was squishy.  We stopped by the local bike shop to say hi and I looked at my saddle.  This is what I saw:

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No big deal, right?  Well, I’m sitting there wondering what would make the leather rip like that…  Sure enough:

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I was lucky, the shop had the exact make and model (even year) in stock.  I had the new one put on and we were on our…

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SRAM Recalls Zipp Bicycle Quick Releases Due to Crash and Injury Hazards

Be careful everyone.

Recreation Law

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/SRAM-Recalls-Zipp-Bicycle-Quick-Releases/

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Zipp® bicycle quick releases

Hazard: The quick releases can fail to engage in the closed position, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using any bicycles equipped with the recalled quick releases and contact SRAM or their local bicycle dealer for a free replacement quick release.

Consumer Contact: SRAM at 800-346-2928 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Fridays, or visit http://www.sram.com or http://www.zipp.com and click on Recall Notice for more information.

Recall Details

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/SRAM-Recalls-Zipp-Bicycle-Quick-Releases/

Units: About 6,400

Description: This recalls involves SRAM’s Zipp stainless steel or titanium quick releases. They were sold as aftermarket components or as part of the 202 DB V2, 303 DB V2, 404 Firestrike V2, 202 Firecrest V3, 303 Firecrest V3, 404 Firecrest…

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