Archive of July 2011

July 31

test breaks (Arai brakes text!)

This post was originally a test one for IE browser issues with Chyrp! but I found it amusing and freaky odd that I had a document on my desktop for drum brakes and chose to grab that and take some text as a random sample for testing Line breaks!

Most important, using this brake on long descents allows > a tandem's rims to remain cool, preventing tyre over-inflation and blowouts. Only on a very long down-
grade, may some minor brake fade be noticed.

Because the Arai drum brake is extremely smooth and progressive, like a car brake, many tandem own-
ers find they use the Arai brake instead of their rim brakes for all non-emergency braking.

The Arai brake (and all other hub brakes) requires more cable travel than rim brakes and so the article goes on ...

I could post more, but have to say I am going to be thrilled to install one of these! I have never quite believed it is possible to heat the rims to the extent of causing the tube to fail, but I do so like the idea that Aero can play her part in controlling our descents, especially when they are the more extreme ones and she becomes "uncomfortable"!
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Just incase - Registration

I have learnt from the didactic days that spambots love blogs (or anywhere they can post their crappy emails and links into), BUT I like to try and leave things open for genuine passers by So if you want your registration to be approved please comment on this post and evade the spam filter.... Or use the link within the "Contact Me" page to drop a line and I'll take care of it - At least the AKISMET filter marks down most of the spam from my experience, I need to see if it can be applied to User registration also and so have also made default login type revert to BANNED, we will see what that does and maybe it will reduce the incidence of passing spambots too?

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July 28

Elegy Query Epitaph Query Obituary

Assasination by poem, if it were possible, would be a fitting end for my father.

 The Iambic pentameter what done it Guv -

 A cunning plan for the perfect crime - read a poem where the rhythm is SO powerful it accelerates the beat of the heart

 Therapy in testimony?

What my mother did for me

I was born and she died

What my step-mother did for me

Took my father to task for calling me a pigs arse

Stopped my father stealing my leather jacket

Called herself my mother

What my father did for me - that's a toughie 

And society thinks I should respect that?

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July 27


´╗┐Upon confronting himself
the narcissist will often
hide amongst bamboo

The pandas of the psychic world
often prone to failed breeding
preferring their own gender
Within their bamboo stand

Descent from home
through mired stench trench
Up to a pot
Where I sat and wept

No stand, just sit
a lonesome clump
place to shit
or feelings dump.

Across the way another called
echo of the first
Mother to the other, maybe,
or itself the first?

Straight shooting people
in deep discussion
Shoot eating pandas
in dire strait’s

Narcissist to their self
Pandas to their natures
Each to each
Lost to the world

They eat it up you see
and shit it out
without a doubt
something we could not

Sorry to see the pandas gone
Narcissus hung himself
from the apos trope fee

PAW July 2011

PAW July 2011

In grudging respect to Lynne Truss and her volume on Sussex dialect - read at the tandem rally in Easter.

I reserve the right to revisit, delete or generally muck about with this poem.

Commentary will be respected so long as it makes a reference to the poem, in keeping with the "about" page of thge blog.


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