Winter grind…

Gorgeous weather whole week, so I tried last week put new chain (3rd) on my bike, and suprise suprise. I had to order new cog.

Old cog vs new after grinding English mud for three winters 😉

Anyway I did hub maintenance, as well. After almost 1 year not looking inside my gear hub (Alfine 8 sp) everything look nice. Castrol ATF oil looks still a bit pinkish, so that’s good sign. This is my third year after switching to Castrol ATF, strongly recommended as Shimano oil is very expensive. I’ll post whole procedure (as I’m doing it) soon but basically I’m using plastic pet bottle and hub on cordless drill to “stir” the oil. Afterwards, again using centrifugal force I’m removing oil excess from the hub (rather than dipping and than leaving for 30 minutes – stupid, my whole procedure takes maybe 20minutes).

The other thing I noticed (which is quite annoying), that cone on non drive side was loose. I don’t know what people are doing to prevent this, but is right pain in the arse. God knows how many times I tighten that…

Happy pedaling spring is just around the corner

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Actual Holy Shit! 😉

River Dart 2017.12.29

Not too much of exciting biking, just commuting to and from work, so the source of joy at the moment is kayak.

Tryweryn again

Mandatory shot from the top of valley

Testing a bit different perspective to shot videos

Tryweryn sneaky weekend

Sneaky trip to Tryweryn in Wales, as river not running currently. Meteorite show watched from hammock, couple of runs on the river, quality time and proper relax.

France 2017

This year weather was spot on (probably the best I’ve seen in Normandy), and we went from St Malo to Cherbourg. The pack done incredibly well. We covered around 300km, according to Marcel. Good food, good campsites, amazing beaches and views. Quality time together.

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