The lead Finland player's name is Markku Uusipaavalniemi. The commentators call him "U-15".
Also, Brad Gushue is MillMan's long lost twin. Well, maybe not twin. But you've never seen them together in the same room, have you?
I also just found out that the world curling championships are going to be in Lowell, Mass in April. Tickets are a bit pricey, but I'd be interested in going to see a couple games. Anyone? Anyone?
Took the maiden voyage on the new bike yesterday and almost didn't make it out alive.
Spent a few hours putting it together and trying to get everything adjusted. I can say right now that I do not like V-brakes. They're next to impossible to get adjusted. I didn't have anywhere near this trouble on the linear pulls on my Rockhopper. Don't know what the difference is, but these were tough and I'm still not entirely satisfied with it. They're very squishy. Good stopping power, but they have a spongy feel.
I also not sure the wheels are all that true, so I'll have to take them over to Broadway to make sure. That might have been part of the trouble with the brakes. I don't think they're badly out, but enough to make the brakes temperamental.
What a sweet ride! I'd kind of forgotten what a steel bike feels like. My road bike is mostly alumin[i]um with some carbon, the MTB is all alumin[i]um, and I think my cargo bike is cast iron. Very nice indeed. This bike frame is a bit bigger than my road bike and I feel like I'm in an SUV, I'm up so high. This is a 54 cm and my road bike is a 49 cm, but the road bike is a compact frame, so I'm not sure how that equates. This one fits really well, though, for the most part. I think a 53 would probably be perfect.
Nearly got doored. Closest call I've had in a long time. Some fuck parked four or five feet from the curb and flung his door open without even a look. I normally travel four or five feet from the parked cars for exactly this reason, but when you park in the middle of the lane, what am I supposed to do? We had words.
Have a swell weekend.
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