Saturday, June 30, 2007

Various and Sundry


I've gotten a bit more done on the Suburban over the last week or two. I'm somewhat amazed at the level of detail Schwinn had. Today when you buy a bike you get all brand name components. Ritchey, Shimano, Campy, Phil, the list goes on. But it's pretty rare to have a bike that has it's own branded components. But that's what's all over the Schwinn. The seat says "Schwinn approved" on the back plate. The same thing is imprinted on the handlebar grips. I took the front fork out to relube the bearings, and even the headset and bearing races are stamped with Schwinn. Odds are that most consumers would never see the race for their bearings, but it was important to put the Schwinn name on it nonetheless. I found it interesting.

Even though I post my mileage, I don't spend a great deal of thinking about it. But today's the last day of June, the midway point of 2007, a good time to do a mid-year check. I'm sitting just a little shy of where I wanted to be for mileage at the halfway point. I'm a little ahead of last year, but I had hoped to be over 1900 by now.

Date: June 29
Mileage: 26
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Jamis
June mileage: 238
Year to date mileage: 1860

Date: June 30
Mileage: 27
Ride type/Bike: Hiawatha/Jamis
June mileage: 265
Year to date mileage: 1887

3 comments:

Gordy said...

You should have come with us to Winona and back! You'd have blown that little issue right out of the water.

Pete said...

Nope. You went to Winona on July 1, one day past the deadline. ;-)

Heidi said...

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2007/june/1/KenS.Kotch.htm