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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Jaro has new wheels.......


They look pretty ordinary, but the differences are in the details.  For example, the hub flanges are built for installation of straight spokes, instead of the usual "J" bend.   I have been looking for a new set for quite a few months, not really sure what to get (too much choice !!).
The trip to San Diego opened another opportunity.   After a few e-mails back and forth with the local store in Solana, I ended up getting a pair of Specialized Roval wheels for US $650 - a pretty good deal, according to various web site reviews.   Of course, by the time they added the freewheel, tires, tubes and service, it came to just under $1000.
Jolly Roger restaurant - it is one of those things, where something interesting is too far to walk to (even from the nearest train station) and I can't go by bike in the evening, or leave the bike outside.

Pedestrians only - but bike riders maybe later this month. 

This is about the busiest part of the beach in Oceanside.

Not as exciting as you might think - they move VERY slowly against even a slight breeze - too little power for the amount of drag.  There are also hot air balloons sometimes aloft around here.  A week ago, while on a bike ride, I was passed by a pickup truck chasing after a balloon to meet at the landing site to pick up the equipment.

Photos belong to Jaro Franta.

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